Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Little Red Home (for now)

Hello from my new home. It is a woodcarving studio in Gadsden, Alabama. The shop looks like a little red school house. It is a long way from the swamp but I really like it here. The Carver is here almost every day.

This is the sign on the front door. I think it is a nice welcome to my new home.

He’s placed us on shelves and works with one of us every time he comes in.

 Today he picked some of us up and drew lines on us with a pencil. It kind of tickled but I like my new look. What do you think?

Here’s another tradition for your enjoyment.

Christmas is celebrated in much the same way in Portugal as it is in Spain. The Portugese enjoy an additional feast, called consoada, in the early morning hours of Christmas Day. They set extra places at the table for alminhas a penar ("the souls of the dead"). In some areas crumbs are left on the hearth for these souls, a custom that derives from the ancient practice of entrusting seeds to the dead in hopes that they will provide a bountiful harvest.

And here is a drawing by Kylee.


  1. Hmmmmmm....I am not any kind of artist, so it is hard for me to tell what your final look will be from this first "new look" that has been drawn on you. I am sure you will be wonderful, though.

  2. What a wonderful new home - that little red studio!!!

  3. The knees are really starting to shape up. And thanks for sharing antoher story of Christmas traditions.

  4. Nice place! Love your traditions of Christmas and the artwork. Can't wait to see more progress on your carvings.

  5. I love the new red home...very lovely!