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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Treasures and Mementos, Dad's Creation by Joan Tavolott

One of the few things I have that belonged to my father is a set of bookends that he made when he was in junior high school shop class. They are far from attractive and I keep them just because he made them. I guess I should attach something to the bottom of them to identify that fact so some day when someone is going through my possessions after I'm gone, they will know they are special.
These babies are heavy and may be made from lead or partly from lead. They would make good weights to lift for exercise. LOL I used my water-soluble pencil to sketch this.


11 comments:

  1. Very nice Joan the sketch is good . Did you get to listen to the singer I searched for you website and I wrote out for you on your blog you did picture of her. How come you have not any email for one to contact you. I don't really like to talk this way for something. This is for comments to you.
    You seem to enter and your gone till next day. Is there a reason you don't give it out? I listened to her and she sang lovely.

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    1. Thanks Carol Ann. I don't keep my email address on my blog because of spam. You can reach me at this email in the future. joantav1@yahoo.com . I give it out to people who want it. I did enjoy listening to the singer! I usually am on the computer in the morning and then again in the evening, but I'm mostly out painting during the day.

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  2. How very special. Yes, you should attach a note to the bottom so others will know their significance.

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    1. I have a few things from my parents and grandparents that I should do that with. Thanks.

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  3. What an amusing background story. It's good that you kept these and treasure them despite their looks (ha ha). Isn't it interesting the things we keep? I once kept some pottery that I made (not very well!) for about a year then one day just didn't feel like having them around any more! But I still have things that belonged to my mother and father and hope they will be treasured by my children one day.

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    1. Thanks. If this had been created by me it would have been gone a long time ago. LOL

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  4. It's so nice to have things that have been handmade, especially that your father made. A real keeper of a treasure. Love your drawing :-)

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    1. Thanks Ann! It is nice to have special family treasures to make you think about what family members did that was a bit unusual.

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  5. I often wonder what will be come of my treasured items...will my kids or grandkids want them or even find them of any use or value to them, sentimental or otherwise, where will all my art go? Well, I guess life is for living while we are here to enjoy as much as possible, including our possessions. After that... who knows? Someone might find it at a thrift store or garage sale, just hope not in the city dump.

    All that said your dad's carved piece, your drawing of it hits a sentimental core and your drawing is a wonderful tribute to it. He'd be proud.

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  6. That's a pretty unusual shop project! Sometimes pretty is not what makes things important, huh? Very cool that you still have these!

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  7. It is a real treasure you have in your possession, Joan! Your talent has the roots perhaps in your fathers talent.

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