Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lily Pad Liz

If you have been reading my blog regularly, I may recall one of my best customers, “J”. (I call her “J” here to ensure her anonymity and my longevity:-) ).  But for those who don’t know or remember, she and her husband are big – and I do mean *BIG* – “Three Dog Night” fans.  Not only that, but she has a legion of friends who also attend every TDN concert that they can get to. 

I have carved many gifts for her to give to these friends.  Many of them were frog-related, in honor of “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog”, which is sort of the group’s signature tune.  I posted pictures of a Guitar Playing Frog sometime last year – yet another, TDN friend gift.

“Lily Pad Liz” is the latest in the series and is a derivative of a previous piece that I did several years ago, “Lily Pad Lynn” (The recipient there was named “Lynn”).  Now I don’t mean to be rude but the first carving depicted the frog as…well…shall we say…“Big Boned” and of  “indeterminate” gender. 

When “J” requested a second carving (this time for friend “Liz”), I decided that this one should be:
(1) recognizable as a girl and 
(2) have her weight "a little more under control".   

I think I accomplished the first goal but I think maybe that ol’ Lily Pad should keep her gym membership active.  Her arms look nice and trim but her legs still look pretty heavy to me.

I hope you like it and for “J’s” friends -- who I’m sure now probably have the link to my blog – keep checking back.  You never can tell when I might be posting a picture of your next gift from “J”.

‘Til next time…Keep makin’ chips!

1 comment:

lovin' 60 said...

I just want to add I was as thrilled with Lily Pad Lynn as I am with Lily Pad Liz!