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A Louisiana Cowboy

January 19, 2010

Oops! Another Monday passed and I didn’t update Schmate. This is my busiest month of the work year from mid-January until mid-February, so bear with me, folks! OK, now onward to another favorite Christmas present.

Some backup information: as you probably know, my momma is an artist. She can draw just about anything. Seriously. When she teaches in her art classes, she talks about how everyone can learn to draw, even as an adult, and that when you are little, you stop drawing and never really develop your skill from practice, like, for example, your handwriting develops. She consistently uses my dad’s drawing skills as an example. My dad draws a little stick man with a cowboy hat (which only requires a four-looped movement). It’s pretty cute. When I was little, Mom and I would come home from running errands and see a note Daddy had left, and always at the bottom of the note was a cowboy. When I went away to college, this cowboy continued to reappear in packages sent from home, and it became Daddy’s “brand,” per se. A cute one at that!

So, when mom started offering art adult classes in 2007, she got Daddy to take a few. He didn’t venture to take drawing, but he did take a clay workshop where he made a cool platter. I even have a small bowl he made that we used to put our keys in.

Well, this Christmas, JD and I received a handmade art gift from my dad: a clay toothbrush holder for our wall, with none other than the famous cowboy, basking in the warm glow of the sun!

Check out that cool texturing technique too! He’s quite talented, I’d say. Maybe he should reconsider his day job?

Here we are opening the gift. I was so delighted to get it!

We’re doing a few projects around the house this weekend, and hopefully we can get this holder up in our bathroom. It’s pretty cute, don’t you think?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Zab permalink
    January 19, 2010 1:23 pm

    Kate, My phone has been ringing off the hook with orders for my unique cowboy toothbrush holder. I told each of them that it was a one-of-a-kind creation. Maybe I should consider a copyright. What do you think, JD?

  2. Stu permalink
    January 19, 2010 1:29 pm

    I think, for $300/hour, I can set you up.

  3. Nannan permalink
    January 20, 2010 10:40 am

    I remember the famous Cowboy signature. Wish I had a handmade toothbrush holder, i think the cowboy could “put a worry on” Sally Douglass.

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