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Monday, June 27, 2022

Bob's latest art

 Most of you know Bob does a lot of woodworking and wood carving. He recently finished something that was a different type of woodwork.

He'd been thinking about all the things going on in the world that bother those of us who are Christians and also thinking of the hope we have!
So, he started working on a wooden sculpture to place at our church, to remind us of that hope.



Here it is. Most of his carvings have a lot of detail, but this one is intentionally left with minimal details, so anyone can picture themselves in it.

It's a mom and dad, with a little girl, a family - the unit God placed us all in.  They are looking to the eastern sky, anticipating Christs return because that's where their hope is.  The little girl however, is looking to her parents, because that's what kids do.  This reminds parents that their kids are watching them and they need to be teaching them the right things and telling them about the hope we have in Christ.


Here is a little place where there is some detail.  This is the little girls hair with a braid in the back.




This is the sign at the base.  It says:

anticipation!
Lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
Luke 21:28


27 comments:

Jan said...

Beautiful!

Deb said...

Wow, Bob is so talented. I love this! It is so true that all of our hope is in Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing this, Mari!

Ginny Hartzler said...

OH, this is just wonderful! Kind of modernistic, but so meaningful and beautiful!!! Your husband is a real artist, and so very talented! I am glad this will be in a place where so many will see it.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

It's beautiful.

DUTA said...

Interesting sculpture! It shows talent and thought. It sure deserves its place in the church.

Hootin Anni said...

Extraordinary!!

Kerin said...

A nice reminder of the most important thing in life... families.
Your husband did a beautiful job of illustrating family, and a beautiful reminder that our lives are eternal, and we have a loving Heavenly Father that cares about us.
Yes, our Savior is the answer to the challenges that these times present.
When we put our Savior first in everything and live according to His example, then we know that we are on the right path!

{{hugs}}
~K.

Dianna said...

How beautiful. That husband of yours has so much talent, Mari, but the thing that blesses me the most is the way he uses it to glorify God. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jeanette said...

That is beautiful and a perfect sculpture for the church and this time in the world. Bob is very talented!

Paula Alexandra Santos said...

It's beautiful, Mari! And it reminds us of what is REALLY important.
How is your father doing? Praying for him!
:)

Changes in the wind said...

What a gift and beautiful reminder of what is really important.

Suemn said...

A wonderful sculpture and gift to the church. Bob is so talented.

Sandy said...

Your hubby is very talented. Is the wood treated, since it's an outside piece? As a person who can't even draw a decent stick figure, I really admire artists.
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Terri D said...

So meaningful and so beautiful. How blessed are those who get to enjoy Bob's talent and gift as they walk into church. THanks for sharing it with us, Mari!

Kim said...

He's very talented, Mari and I think it's so wonderful that it's displayed at your church. What a lovely gift.

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Bob is so talented! This is absolutely beautiful! And I love the hope in the message so much. Thanks for sharing such beauty and hope here. I love sharing in this space with you my dear Friend. xoxo

happyone said...

The carvings are beautiful and so are the words behind them.

Katelyn R. said...

really cool! Its beautiful!

Mari said...

In answer to Sandy, the pieces have several layers of a clear protective coating that should protect it from the elements for some time.

Debi said...

Beautiful!

Beth Cotell said...

I love it!!! HE is so talented!

Latane Barton said...

very meaningful.

Joyful said...

Very nice! Bob is so talented.

Tracy dixon said...

Those are so beautiful. The detail is amazing. He is so talented. Love them.

Jenny the Pirate said...

This brought instant tears to my eyes. Bob's work is soulful without being preachy. So effective. I love the minimalism and symbolism. We need to be constantly reminding one another and encouraging one another that this truly is OUR Father's world, and He will have His will in the end. It's our job to trust and obey, and be a good example of the believer. Thank Bob for me, for being so true to the heavenly vision! xoxo

A Joyful Cottage said...

This is wonderful, Mari. We all need the hope that comes from our Savior, and Bob has encouraged us to look to Him. I love that Bob uses his talents for God's glory. This is such a beautiful gift to the church. Thank you for sharing. xx

Sally said...

How beautiful, Bob/Mari.

So much to be thankful for,and our hope is what brings us together.
We are indeed in trying times, but it's our faith in the Lord that binds us.
xoxo