i spent thanksgiving with my best and oldest friend and her immediate family… they always welcome me with open arms and make me feel at home. within 20 minutes of my arrival last thursday there was an enormous gift in my arms and when i peeled away the paper and cardboard there was a big fish, made of maple, cut and finished by heather’s dad, who is so wonderful to me.
the fish design is one that i created when making eraser stamps, and heather printed it out and enlarged it times 500 (or more?) for her dad to work with. it’s so big (25 inches from nose to tip of tail), the fish is composed of two boards, seamlessly doweled and glued together…
i’m still not sure what i’m going to do with my new fish. it could be a cutting board, but i don’t think i want knives anywhere near it. i may finish it with some poly. or i could paint it, but i probably won’t do that. i may try to figure out how to put it on a wall. for now, i’m going to let it be until i know exactly where it’s going.
thank you, jerry.
(you, too, heather!)