Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Caturday Art

Welcome to  Caturday art hosted by Athena
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FYI we have a resident Artist...many of you know him as 
DAD of Madi!!

Raise your hand if you remember when wooden purses were IN?
Evidently Mom does (remember she is older than dirt). Are you ready here we go.....

When Mom was 19 (~1968 aka Stone age), she worked part time in a fancy clothing store. The wooden purses were very popular. She and my Dad had just started dating. Often she mentioned to him how much she admired the purses. Well Dad started to secretly investigate the wooden purses because he wanted my Mom to have one. After careful consideration, Dad concluded that he could make one for her. He worked on it for a very long time. Finally the time came to give it to my Mom. As I've mentioned, many times Mom is a squealer and I'm pretty sure she S Q U E A L E D long and loud when she saw this beautiful wooden purse made with love and care just for her. Dad bought the unfinished purses at a hobby/art shop. He hand drew each of the butterflies on the purse, painted them in their authentic colors,
painted the edges of the purse,note the itty bitty tiny orange line in between the yellow and brown. The brown semi-circles were made by tracing 1/2 of a penny
After all the painting was complete he put several coats of lacquer on the purse to perserve the drawings and the paint. Here it is 48 years later and the purse looks nearly perfect.Mom said she was so afraid she would dent it she only used it on Sunday. It has been stored with tender love and care over the years.

If you enlarge the pictures, you might see that each butterfly has tiny jewels on its wings that sparkle. The name of each butterfly is also either above or below the drawing.


Now Dad uses his artistic skills to build
TRAINS
HERE HE IS SAWING A PIECE OF BRASS
HE WILL USE THE SMALL PIECE TO MAKE
A PART
 FOR A TRAIN LIKE THIS....
HE SOLDERS ON PARTS AND PIECES 
ON TO PLAIN TRAINS TURNING THEM IN TO
BEAUTIES LIKE THIS

MY DAD IS A GENIUS AT THIS TOO...BUT 
HE IS ALSO A PERFECTIONIST...SO IT TAKES 
TIME AND PATIENCE

34 comments:

  1. Our Mom remembers those purses! She never had one.

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  2. Wow, Madi! I can tell that purse was made with lots of love. Your male human is so talented.

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  3. This purse was the most wonderful way to say I love you... and I'm so happy that it still there... like the love what your dad included while making it for your mom...

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  4. Oh my stars, what a beautiful creation. And done with such love.

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  5. Wow, that Dad is so good at making things. That purse is just gorgeous and the train is amazing. Good stuff.

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  6. Madi that gorgeous wooden purse your Dad made for your Mom is truly a labor of love....just as now, all these years later, he puts that same creativity into his trains! Something tells me that the purse is WAY more special to your Mom though than Dad's trains......and I agree!

    Love and Hugs Angel Sammy

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  7. Wow Your dad is genius & so sweet !!!
    A wooden purse is only one piece in the world , Your mom is very very special for him. When I look at the fine details. It shows how much he love your mom. Very special gift =^x^=

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  8. Madi, your Dad is incredibly talented! That purse is a amazing. Working on trains is quite and art too. I remember the purses! Good Morning!

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  9. That purse is something else. And made especially for her as well. That gives it so much extra. And even though I am not into trains much, I love that brass one. Does he do buses too?

    Mara from Norway

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  10. OMC that purse is fabulous! You have a very talented Dad!!!

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. MOOOMMMMM! You posted before I could send my gal Madi a big HUG!!!!

      Hugs,
      your guy Raz!

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  11. Standing Ovation to a True Artist in your house. Wow.. that is one magnificent train. I love trains to, not toys but real ones. the butterflies are works of art to. the reason I play with software programs is my desire to be an artist, since I can't do what dad does, I use software... double wow.. I had a wooden purse back then also...

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  12. You Dad's trains are absolutely amazing pretty Madi!

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  13. Love Love Love the beautiful work your Dad does. We know the purse he made your Mom will forever bring such special memories to your Mom. We wanted to bark out a thank you for stopping by our blog and let you know we're looking forward to getting to know you better.

    Love, Molly and my Mom

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  14. We remember when your Mom showed us that purse - it is so beautiful and such a treasure for your Mom.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  15. Your dad is supertalented, Madi! Mom loves the purse!

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  16. What gorgeous work! He certainly has patience. SHE's as old as dirt, too, but doesn't remember the wooden purses. (Could be HER memory....or lack of it though!)

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  17. We think both the purse and the trains are wonderful, and Madi you Dad is a genius for sure.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie,
    PS Gail claims to be too young to remember wooden purses. Either that or they weren't a 'thing' in the UK.

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  18. Wow amazing work! love the butterflies too! http://hairballsandhissyfits.com

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  19. WHOA! TW is older than dirt but she doesn't remember wood purses. The one your dad made is really a work of art. He really loves your mom. Pop would love the trains. He still has Lionel trains from when he was a kid.

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  20. Wow! That's some beautiful artwork! Amazing!

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  21. Your dad is a true artist. We've never seen trains like that before. Does he sell them or just run them around the track? Of course your mom is an artist with a hook. We all have our specialties.

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  22. Your dad is SO talented! We love both the purse and the train! My goodness!!!!
    Cammie!

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  23. Oh how romantic your Dad is Madi! That purse is a true treasure and your Mom has kept it so lovely all these years, yep our Mom remembers those wooden purses too! Your Dad is also excellent in trainmaking too!

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  24. That was such an amazing gift, your Dad is a keeper.

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  25. Your Dad is quite the artist and is quite the romantic! We can see why he won your Mom over :)

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  26. HOLY TRAIN WHISTLES!!! That is AMAZIN'!!!!! Nows, I do looooves the purse, I thinks it is a work of art fursure, butts that train is soooooo beautifuls! Tell your Pops I am givin' him a standing ovation and a big slobbery kiss! and a napkin...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  27. Wow your Dad is super talented. The wooden purse is so pretty and those trains are amazing. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

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  28. We love that buttie pillar purse sooooo much because it was made with so much love!! We also love the picture of you with the buttie pillars too!

    Of course, we know all about Daddies and train obsessions.... ;-)
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  29. Beautiful! Your dad is very talented :)

    Thanks for joining our blog hop.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  30. Well, it's beautiful. Dad indeed is a great artist.

    You know, I use my mosaic hooks to hang my wooden purse collection on.

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  31. How on earth did I miss this post?
    Those are 2 of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, your hubs is a true artist!
    That train is beyond belief, bravo. 👏🏻
    Lynne x

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