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« on: March 25, 2010 11:07:03 AM »

I made this puzzle for a friend of mine who is coming to visit in a few weeks. Each piece represents one or both of us and is full of inside jokes and references. I got a Finding Nemo puzzle at the dollar store and used all kinds of things to decorate it.





We were in band together and I gave him a dutch oven that looks like this one for Christmas.


South Texas, margaritas, food, wine and little origami shrimp


I trained as a pastry chef and he was my guinea pig for a long time.


Just cutesy dessert stuff


The Nemo piece says Obey the Nub, lucky fin, chicken wing and wing sauce to represent my 3 legged weiner dog that he adores, the shell is because he grew up on the coast and the pencil jewelry is because he likes arty photos.


The cards, clay references and swirlies represent me


He's a silversmith and metals genius. I tinker with jewelry and have taken silver smithing classes.




This one's my fave


He's gay and a little squeamish about nude women so of course I had to add a little pin up action for him. Not gross, but he'll still laugh.
I love the muscley man!!


I play the oboe so she made it on here. I took the dude off a romance novel and the pastie totally cracks me up.


Tell me what you think!

I think he liked it!

To all wondering... I am completely gob smacked and I'm at a loss for words. I had no idea you were making this, and I AM SO HONORED. Despite all my training and the amazing artists I've met, Teapot, you are by far the most creative and industrious person I have ever met. This gift is beyond amazing. I only hope that one day I will be able to give you a gift as wonderful as this... and I still owe you for your amazing Muppet box.

PS: if this isn't for me I'm really embarrassed, but how many gay silversmiths, who grew up on the coast, who loves your 3 three legged wiener dog, and that you gave a cast iron enamel pot to for Christmas can you know?
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010 11:20:44 AM »

You and your friend have led very interesting lives!!  How fun to depict some of it in the form of this fabulous puzzle!!

Be sure to take lots of pics as they are your memories as well...

Beautiful job, teapot!

Those paper shrimp are wonderful and the man pastie cracks me up, too!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010 11:21:52 AM »

I love it teapot!!! i'm such a fan of your work, you are so talented.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010 11:27:26 AM »

I love this idea and that it's so personal. She will love it I am sure. Amazing job.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010 11:37:00 AM »

What a great idea!

This is so beautifully done and creative!
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010 11:54:06 AM »

It's wonderful! So many great memories, he will love it for sure!
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010 12:02:22 PM »

Thank you! I wasn't sure if it was any good after I made it because I have been staring at it for a while. I feel great now!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2010 12:44:06 PM »

Totally fabulous!!!!!

If I received that I would be so thrilled!
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010 12:54:33 PM »

Obviously, coming from you that makes me feel giddy with joy!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2010 01:32:36 PM »

Loverly!  The pieces all look very meaning-filled  Smiley
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