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Building a Christmas Cross

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When Christmas is over, the Christmas tree is generally wasted. In the past I have made ornaments out of the wood, but this last Christmas I decided to make a cross that would stand as a reminder to us until Easter. The Process This was a relatively quick project. I took...
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Creating Brynne's Kissing Giraffe

Creating Brynne’s Kissing Giraffe

By Toys 3 Comments
Last year I started the TailoredToys project, my non-profit work of creating custom toys for special kids. While there is a process for applying for a TailoredToy, sometimes I will just go and choose an unsuspecting family because I have been inspired by them or their child. A recent example...
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Building the Wedding Cross

Building the Wedding Cross

By Sculpture 57 Comments
My brother Nick died this last November after over three years of battling lymphoma. Besides leaving behind his many loved ones and friends, he left behind a rather large, wooden cross. In August my wife and I decided to move our family out to Colorado with the hopes of spending some...
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A Brother's Song

A Brother’s Song

By Music 7 Comments
One of my goals last year was to record 50 piano improvisation sessions. It stretched me, not only in its quantity, but in the discipline of capturing what I create, imperfect as it may be. I've carried forward this practice, and I often listen to past recordings and smile (or...
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Mothers Heart Poem - Process of Designing a Poem

The Process of Designing a Poem

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Here is the process I used in creating "A Mother's Heart is Always Heavy". I'm sharing it in hopes that it is an encouragement to others to create meaningful poetry and share it with the world. Topic and Theme Selection Similar to designing anything else, before writing a poem you...
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