...So making him crafty stuff is a little hard. I like bright colors and splattered paint, and he is very much a naturalist. His 50th birthday is coming up and he is building a shed in the backyard where he will be putting a big drafting table, so I thought he would need a stool to use in there too. So here is my creation:
I based the design of the stool around wildlife and flora of Florida, which he has worked towards conserving for his entire career.
Adult and Juvenile Sandhill Crane
Florida Scrub Jay and Slash Pine
(The legs and the side of the seat-a pale green)
I used a Dremel to carve out the design, a woodburning tool to burn in the final images, and then I finished off the details with acrylic paint.
(More detail on the rungs)
I hope he likes it, I'm going home to visit this week!