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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wood Crafts...

Minus 37*C with the wind-chill today! That is -34.6*F. Brrrrrrrr.........

Don't know if I've posted any of our wood crafts before, and I've posted tooooooo much to check back if I did... lol! 8-)

Quite a few years ago now, probably 10 to 12 years, there was a couple that moved to our small town that taught this kind of painting on wood (I forget the actual name of the craft). This was their plan for their retirement from the Army. He cut and assembled the woods, she taught the painting, and sold finished items. Her classes were always full. They were with us for about one and a half years, and then they moved... much to all our dismay... 8-(

First photo, and close-up photo, of a Christmas sled decoration. It was very interesting how one creates the effect of depth with the paints...

Once in a while the woman would have a Saturday class for children, so I took my kids a few time too. It was a fun activity for them, as I would work on one of my projects while there... 8-)

This is DD2's little Gingerbread Man that she was quite happy with...She was about 9 or 10 at the time... 8-)







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5 comments:

Lurline's Place said...

Beautifully crafted and painted sled, Myra!
My PIF has bombed, too - several who commented were already involved - would you like to do an exchange with me? Or perhaps you would like me just to do a gift for you - let me know!
Hugs - Lurline!

Brenda said...

I am pretty sure the name of the painted wood is tole painting. I took classes many years ago and was so in to it, I still to this day have all kinds of wood and painting book patterns, etc. One of my many hobbies that I fail to keep up with. I love them all. I just don't have time for them any more, since I am a Grandma.

Hazel said...

Beautiful sled ,yes I'm sure its called tole painting .I've never done it ,I couldn't draw a straight line with a ruler but I still can admire it

Lise said...

Love the Tole painting sled and I have done some back few years ago, funny cause I just had pulled out the paints and was thinking of doing some soon....you did a great job...

Guðrún said...

The sled is so beautiful. Was your daughter just 8 or 9 when she painted the gingerbread man? It is so well done.