Namaste Well Wishers,
July 19th and it’s my Father – Tom Betty’s Birthday.
Wanted to send out warm Birthday Wishes for many Happy Returns!
May Good Health, much Laughter, Love and continued Inspiration for all Creative pursuits be with you today and always.
Dad is my first inspiration as an Artist. Growing up I recall him always snapping photos and then developing them in his own darkroom. The walls of our house were filled with black & white and colour photography from hiking adventures in the Rockies, nature shots of flowers, birds, sunsets, the changing colors of seasons, dear friends… all celebrating his love of nature and life.
Dad’s great at capturing people in their element. Many family friends’ walls are adorned with a treasured photo Dad has captured from a special time and moment in their lives. Dad would often surprise people with this amazing photo he’d taken and developed himself, complete with hand made wooden frame to highlight this 8×10 beauty.
Since retiring, Dad has combined his lifelong passion for birds and artistic talent and directed his energies towards bird carving. You would think that they are real. Imagine an Owl or a Kestrel Hawk looking right at you in the house!
It’s always wonderful to hear what Dad’s working on next. Sometimes it’s for a commission or a particular bird he’s decided to enter into a Competition and many a time it’s for a special Birthday, Anniversary or Christmas present.
Recently, Dad has been going through his photos and scanning them to his computer. I had the pleasure of looking through four CD’s worth of memories and with his permission I have included them on some of my cards for sale at Greeting Card Universe.
Below are a few examples of Dad’s photos and carvings to enjoy.
Here’s Happy July 19th wishes to All!
May all your Heartfelt Dreams come true!