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All the houses are carved out of cottonwood bark, the thicker the bark the more detail I can put into a carving. The tree itself has to be dead for a few years before the bark can be pulled off, It is then pressure washed, dried and the lose bark removed. And now the lay out and carving process begins!




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I am so sorry to tell you my husband, John passed away in his sleep on December 21st.

John loved to talk to you all and share his love for art.
To all of you - thank you for being his friend.
Carolyn and family


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pwnyawesomeperson Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'm so sorry for your loss, Carolyn and family. I didn't think about looking back on this account until now.
John was the one to suddenly welcome me to DA, which made me feel special cause it was so quick and I felt like I was actually doing something cool (evidently not, cuz I have just 2 posts lol). He was so talented. And I didn't know him or anything and we didn't talk to each other and whatnot, but still I feel sad that such talent is gone :( 
R.I.P! You and your talent will be missed.
UmberGrace Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you for everything. Hug 
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
So, John, I did it. I moved to B.C. I drove out on my own and got here a couple of weeks ago. I feel like I have come home. Still a little scared of what will come. But one day at a time. I hope that, wherever you are now, you are proud of me. I miss your encouraging words. But I just imagine what you would say and it helps. 
Rest easy, my friend. :heart:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I miss you my friend :( I have so much to tell you and you aren't here. I think you would be happy for me with the decisions I have made. I will be driving almost by your door and wish you were there so I could visit. 
You're always in my heart John :heart:
Jadetiger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
i just found you and wish i had earlier, you and your tallent will be missed
vanillaanais723 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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HetalianHungary Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been inactive for a long time. But John was one who welcomed me to this site. I was never friends with him, but I was aquainted with him.

I am so sorry for your loss.
SnowyTundra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
euphoriaofart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Carolyn - I am sorry for your loss! While I was not one of John's regular friends, he was on all accounts an inspiration to me. He had a wonderful talent, not just in his work, but his words as well. I pray life is keeping you safe. God bless you and your family.
~  Steve
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