But I am in the wonderful position of having a job where I am constantly confronted with the question, “Can you do this?”
My answer is always, “yes I can” and then I have to step back and wonder…how am I going to do that?
But usually it’s is not the technical aspects of the project, but rather the artistic.
Like this request…
“My husband is coming home from deployment and I want to give him something interesting as a welcome home gift. What should it be?”
Wow that is a lot of leeway.
She did give me the patch for his unit and thought I could do something with the design
. Now apparently there is Scotch out there which cost a fortune and is only consumed by those who really know what the heck they are tasting. And her husband is one such appreciator of fine, aged scotch. So there was a place to start.
She gave me a bottle (empty of course) to check for size and we finally decided to make a table top bottle holder with the unit logo as part of the design.
But I had said “sure I can do that” so it was on!
I drew the design on the computer. The parts were really tiny when I shrunk them to the size they needed to be….real tiny….
The frame for the actual holder was designed to hold the bottle and also make a statement on the table. It drew out nicely and would be clean looking and sharp.
Bending the frame and assembling the tiny pieces were not as difficult as I planned (yea right)
I lined the bottom with a felt cushion and covered the bottom with cork to make for a
And I am happy to say that a Marine who returned home safe from a bad place, is able to enjoy a little something special.
And I was thrilled to be part of it.
I’d love to hear your comments,
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