I probably have said my husband is wonderful before on here but I might not have mentioned that Chris is also talented. He is very talented. He plays guitar beautifully. I love to sit and listen to him play and this year for Valentine’s Day, he learned to play a song I love, just for me! Made me super happy! Along with a talent for the guitar, he is also artistically talented. Now, I would love to tell you he sits in my studio and paints with me but he doesn’t. He doesn’t really believe he is as talented as he is (nor does he believe it about the guitar) but every Christmas he does sit down and create a one of a kind piece of art for his mom. Every Christmas he makes her a Santa Claus for her collection. Chris started doing this about 6 years ago and he adds one every year. When I watch him make them, I think how effortlessly it seems he does this. He just sits down and within a day he has it all roughed out and two days later he has almost all the details on. It actually takes longer to bake these pieces of art then it really takes him to create them. He is that good.
Chris builds and sculpts his creations out of an oven baking clay called Sculpy. Then he bakes them very slowly. A few years he painted them himself but now he whines that he can’t and I have started painting them. But really, my job is easy. He tells me his vision and I do the painting because I have a steadier hand and know just a tad more about texture and shadowing. Not much more I promise. Just a tad more :-)
This year he decided he wanted to have Santa on a dragon. As he was describing his vision, I thought, “Oh boy, will his mom really want a Santa on a dragon.” I was crazy; of course she would love a Santa on a dragon. Because this dragon is that cool and what Santa wouldn’t want a dragon to ride over a pack of reindeer any day?
So here I share Chris’ vision brought to life and I’m just going to say.. She loved it!!! And I’m sad it doesn’t live at our house anymore!
I think the man behind the women might have more talent :-)