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    Callynne
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    Well, looks like the brides gift idea was a big hit! I got a call last week, from the groom, to tell me how much he loved them. The bride told me the family took a video of him opening them, I can't wait to see that!

    Thanks again for all the advice (I never would have got those uniforms right!) and the encouragement, I appreciate it! Deborah

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  • Callynne
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    Thanks for the great compliments, Frank and Susan! I just heard from the bride-to-be, she said they arrived safely, they are perfect and she's more anxious to give them to him than to say I DO! I take that as a really big compliment! Hope the groom likes them as much as the bride does! Deborah

    P.S. Frank, you know what the hardest part of painting them was.....the numbers! You can't really notice it in the pictures but around the white is a thin band of yellow...what a pain that was to get painted on there evenly!

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  • Irish
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    There is no doubt from your great carvings that the two football players are brothers. Even if you didn't catch an exact portrait of the two men it is so clear that both the intent and the love is captured in your work. Great job.

    Susan

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  • jamesfa
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    callynne-i got i sneak preview from the off topic thread.

    these guys are truly amazing,i'm sure they will be a treasured memento of the upcoming event and will bring back lots of memories of their football days.

    do you give classes in painting?

    Frank

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  • Callynne
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    Thanks guys, the bride-to-be should have them by the end of the day. I can't wait to see what she thinks. I'm glad you all like them! Deborah

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  • Thor
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    I was ignoring the "football" message posts until today. I'm so glad I stopped in to see them.
    Callyne, you're awesome. Portraits in wood would intimidate me as much as drawing them does. Yours look real and have personalities instead of characacture looks about them. Congratulations on a commission well done!
    Thor

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  • Blake Lunsford
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    Great Job Callynne!! I really like way you have painted them and the fact that you were able to capture their true likeness! I think that is a wonderful gift to be treasured for a lifetime! You will have to let us know about their response! We will look forward to seeing them on your web page!!


    Well done!

    Vacaricature carver

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  • Callynne
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    Thanks so much for the great compliments everyone! I just said on another post, I'll be a nervous wreck till I hear what the groom thinks of them! It's a lot harder doing pieces from photos, because you really want it to look like the person. In this case even more so, since his brother has passed away. Makes it even more special to me too! Thanks again for the compliments, I'm glad you like them! Deborah

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  • wade clark
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    Deborah,
    We are all so proud of you! He is going to love them so much. There won't be words to express what he feels when he sees these. They're beautiful! You've transcended carving and art, you've reached into someone's heart. And you'll be in their hearts from now on. This is far better than art.
    Wade

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  • GaryMc
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    Wonderful job Calley, they look so real and great poses too, look like they ought to be on a Wheaties Box, hehe. I know they will treasure them, I know I would!
    GaryMc

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  • Bandaid
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    Great job Callynne. Wonderful presents to be treasured for sure.

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  • squbrigg
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    Beautiful job Callynne!!! I think they will go over well as a gift! Something very special. Thank you for letting us have a peek.

    Bob

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  • chipper67
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    Deborah,

    Let me be the first to say, WOW!!! They are fantastic. What a wonderful gift he is going to be getting. The carvings alone are wonderful but the fact that there are some great memories for him each time he looks at them makes it even more wonderful. Good job.

    Chipper67

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  • kaiserb
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    They look awesome!!!

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  • Callynne
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    Oppps. sorry, it wouldn't let me put the front view of them on, it's already posted over in the Off Topic section under 'A question....picture sizing?'....guess it makes sense, we can't be putting duplicate pictures everywhere, can we?!

    Anyhow, if you want to see the front view of the brothers, that's were you can....until after the wedding, when they can all go on my website! Deborah

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