I really, really like to work with my hands - which is probably why I didn't enjoy the 9-5 desk life all that much. Give me a paintbrush, a calligraphy pen, even clay. I just like to create.
And I get that from my dad (mostly). He lives out his last name and truly is a Carpenter.
For my sister's wedding, Dad made this cross by hand.
And the table top which is currently in use here at the studio.
And just recently, I found him in his backyard building doors from scratch. (note: these will be stained and painted...and literally weigh about 250 lbs each!)
With each project, he comes up with a vision, draws it out, and let's his creativity flow.
And while he certainly is handy, he occasionally paints, too!
This was done about 10 years ago while my mom was on a trip and he decided to grab a canvas and join in on an afternoon painting session.
It's pretty fun to share the little artsy side with him!