My dad made me this when I was 3. It says Jesus Loves Me on it. I've always loved and appreciated that my dad is a craftsman. I think it's where Christopher (my brother) gets his artistry from... and maybe where I tend to get my creativity. Of course what my dad does now is a little grander than a tiny shadowbox.
My dad builds these amazing garden and lawn structures. They're super fantastic. And he has amazing craftmanship. Mike's been working for my dad and has sent me some pictures of their work... really cool stuff.
As striking as all their work is and as breathtakingly beautiful as their pergolas and arbors are I love my little box that my dad made me. Yeah, it would be someone's trash... probably not even worthy of a thrift store but to me it's my treasure. My grandmother had recently given it back to me. Apparently I gave it to her when I was younger and she just recently gave it back. I love it! It sits on my desk and inspires me.
Picture is from my dad's site. An actual pergola he built. To see more of his work or for more information you can visit www.christopherswoodworks.com