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With my first Totem Pole carving (circa 2011)
Tribal Totem (stained)
Driftwood cut down by beavers on South Chickamauga Creek (ask me about the legend of Mauga’s Revenge with Jacob)
Firewood tree in Olson’s nursery (2015)
My very first watercolor!
Mountain Quilt Original Design (acrylic on four small canvases
Welded Metal Fish/Ocean scene 2014
Detail of hand fabricated fish
Detail of copper, nails, 9mm bullet casings, hammered steel, brushed pipe
I love it when my wife helps with a project! Ain’t she cute? We finished this bed in a week right before we left for our 4th anniversary.
Whitetail Deer antlers colored with Sharpie markers by a dozen members of the Prentice family
Feather collage made for Alyssa (Our First Christmas – 2013)
For my Mom on Mother’s Day (2014)
For my Mom-In-Law on Mother’s Day 2014
LaCroix aluminum can Sailboats
Safari collage in colored pencil
A man and his canvas
The First cuts
Scale shot of Old Man
Old Man under the new deck extension
Panorama I took in Ellendale, ND where my oldest brother lives
Old ND license plates recovered from a soybean field while working as a farmhand on Uncle Dean’s Farm
Pair of Nutcracker’s painted for my brother-in-law Jesse here in TN
Handpainted Nutcracker’s in ND snow (Christmas 2016)
Woodburning of a quote my Father-In-Law loved!
Headboard and Footboard repurposed from Alyssa’s family hand-me-downs for our first bed in our 660ft apartment (I was standing in the living room/kitchen to take this photo)
Fixing a yard light that burnt out at Uncle Dean’s farm (Summer 2011)
Our Portuguese Water Dog “Bella” before the Owl was concieved
Electric chainsaw and hours of sawdust!
Starting to take shape!
Great Horned Owl Totem carved out of a dead Elm on Spiritwood Lake (2014)
Owl with preserving stain (to match the deck “Thanks Mom!”)
Owl and Old man lit up at night
Crape Myrtle, Oak and Escalade Wheel fashioned into a coat rack
One plate from 1941, the other from 1939
Outlines to start!
Detail of “Swim Against The Grain”
Custom corn hole boards commissioned by my father-in-law
Detail of “At The Trailhead”
Putting the final wood strip in to finish our headboard
Finished in one week thanks to Brian’s help!
Letting the side rails dry
Alyssa is excited about it!
Our new Chevron bed! (2017)
This is when I make “sound” art
Cedar chunk woodburning for my Mom (Christmas 2015)
“It all starts with a vision”
“Toro the Pony” metal sculpture made from recycled yard equipment
Jewelry box for Alyssa (2013)
Mod Podge clock that Alyssa made for me when we first started dating (2010)
Burn pile smoke giving spooky Survivor feel to Totem
Colored pencil on plywood of the night of our “First Kiss”
Alyssa, Joel, Mom and Dad with one-hour paintings
Cedar and crape myrtle bird feeder (Olson loves to watch the birds eat from this house on the deck)
Building bluebird houses with Mike (Fall 2017)
Woodburning tiles and later stained with a green oil-base stain
Carcassone gameboard (handmade)
Store bought “Carcassone”
Shift knob I made for my brother
Handmade Cherry Wood Shift Knob for my ’06 Toyota Corolla “Rambi”