Wednesday, June 27, 2007

He doesn't just work in cardboard


My son James, of the cardboard suit of armor, built this cabinet during his senior year of high school. He's taking liberal arts in college, but I wish he could find some way to apprentice with a carpenter. Or at least find something he can do to make a living that involves 'putting things together.' I think he could end up being a Master Craftsman, if only he knew where to study such a thing. Alas, there isn't much call these days for hand-made things. At least, not enough for him to one day support a family! But still, I hope someday he finds a direction for this God-given talent he has (but doesn't think he does!)

4 comments:

Mrs. Staggs said...

This turned out wonderful! Here where I live master carpenters are really appreciated and their are appprenticeship programs, but I've heard they can be difficult to get into. Boat building is a similar profession that requires the same skills and can be very lucrative. Our community college offers a program for that.
Your sons skills will bring him a lifetime of rewards, even if they aren't how he earns his wages.
Best wishes!

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Maggie said...

Being creative like that is a gift, it would be wonderful for him to find a way to earn a living doing what he has a talent for, certainly it will help him no matter what he chooses.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

WOW.. that is GORGEOUS! Love love love it!

I also wanted to thank you for your kind kind words on my blog. They meant so very much to me. Thank you.