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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Gifted Hands


Hello Bloggers!
I really wanted to post about my new friend...Randy! Since, in my endeavor to 'get to know' him and on our way to a new friendship, I have discovered he is a very talented artist. A creative wood working artist. As the piece of above is just one of his creations, the photo doesn't give it justice. This eagle is done using a combination of Pine, Maple and Red Oak. Matching grains and colors to come up with a beautiful, custom piece of art.

Randy does all sort of creative wood working, as you can see. Once, I was lead to his website...I was awe struck. The work that goes in to the fine detail. The matching of grains of wood and then finding the right color to make the piece come alive. Some of his art can be seen in some military installations (offices), some done for retirements or just wanting that unique piece of military art. He has been commissioned by several people for very precise custom pieces. And you will see a handful of some of those custom pieces.






Aren't those just mind blowing! This is just a very small sampling of his work. Since most, if not all, know by now that I adore art. Any type of art! I am always so fascinated by an artist who makes something so awe inspiring from something so raw. It is truly a gift!
I really want you all to check out his website, you are in for a treat!
Oprah even bought one of his 'famous' wooden roses....who wouldn't want one of those!

I even found an article written up on him in his home town of Arizona. He was chosen as featured artist in 'Artist of the Valley', here is his interview.
With much love,

19 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

Hey, girl, I miss you. Especially on GF. I hope you come back soon. I have been so busy lately with summer school that I don't get to be on the computer just for fun. I am taking a little time today to visit my best friends but you should see my kitchen! I miss you. Take care of yourself.

Maija said...

Thanks for the link, Robyn! I am in LOVE with his clocks! And that wooden rose is fabulous!

Sandy said...

Hi Robyn,
WOW! What a talented artist! I've always wanted to learn to turn wood and create with it! Especially love the Eagle!
Have a fabulous day.
Blessings,
Sandy :)

PAT said...

Hi Robyn...when I saw the beautiful Eagle I thought you were going to say your friend is a young man here in our town. He does this sort of work, We have two of his pieces. He decided to do this kind of woodworking as a way of dealing with his grief, after his mother died suddenly. He was around 14 or 15 at that time and just does amazing pieces. We have a flying pheasant and J has a whimsical outhouse in his bathroom down here in his "room".

I'll check out Randy's website!
Pat

Rosemary said...

Hi Robyn,
How great his work is.
Thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

Julie said...

Thank you so much for sharing that. Unique and real handcrafted works of art are becoming a rarity these days!

Junie Moon said...

Oh my, his work is stunning! Thank you for sharing this amazing artist.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

wow!

Suzanne said...

Hi honey! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

XO

Skeeter said...

Hi Robyn,

He's really talented. Thanks for posting the links!

Best wishes

Suzanne said...

Hi baby. Rough few days. Need your laughter. Hopefully you'll show up soon. We just got out new car. Not a BMW, but a Mercedes, from Elk Grove! Is that funny or what!? They live near you!!! Christ that's too funny! Rob drove down, I told him to shout out "Hey" as he drove by. Oh, and to give the Corvette a good swift kick in the ass. We got the greatest car! It's wonderful and worth the minimal amount we paid for it! You gotta love buying German cars in CA. Insane, but true.

Love you baby.

Xo

Dot said...

Hi there Robyn

Thanks for visiting my blog again! And thanks for sharing such wonderful art by this artist. His wooden rose is incredible!

Dolly said...

Hey sweetpea I have missed you too!
Hope all is well!

WOW I am blown away by the talent this man posses!
What magic he can do to wood!
I love the clocks!

Have a great week!
God Bless,
Dolly

Niki Estes said...

Wow, his work is just amazing! Very talented. Good to see you back!!

LisaLaughs said...

Mind blowing is an appropriate adjective!! I am always amazed to hear about people with the ability to do such detailed work - the patience he must possess!! Mind blowing!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

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