Friday, October 16, 2009


(stamp size 4.5" x 3")

The pelican, the seagull and the sandpiper are all local residents of the Oregon Coast. It was also the home of a wonderful and unique letterbox called The Locals, planted by my friend X Marks the Spot. Famous for planting 'boxes that feature wonderful clues taking you to breathtaking places, X is also an exceptional woodworker and enjoys utilizing his talent to make unexpected containers for his plants. Thus was the case with The Locals letterbox.

Planted on the beautiful Oregon Coast, it was a thrill and a treat to all who had the pleasure of finding this letterbox. I was (and still am) honored to have been able to contribute in a small way by carving the stamp for this gem. It was vandalized once and we were so happy that it was able to be restored after some TLC. However, the future was not bright for this special box. It was attacked again, and unfortunately the remains are gone, gone, gone.

Though all of us here in the PNW are sad for our loss, I want to say thanks to our friend X for the fun and inspiration. We look forward to the next time you come back out to the West Coast.

with our friend X Marks the Spot down in Alabama in Spring '08
(L to R: Padawan, Nep Enot, Cowgirl, SHH, T-4-Turtle, Hkrtrkr, X Marks the Spot & Meemaw)


Mama Cache said...

What a loss of artistry. Thanks for sharing the image with us. That's one handsome trio. ;-)

Ari C'rona said...

Great carve, my friend - I'm sorry it's gone. :o(

I just came across that same pic sorting through all my files last night - sweet memories! :o)

Bobguyman said...

We still have a print of it downstairs! Oh, so sad that it has been destroyed =(

Stupid muggles! ;)

K.C. said...

I don't know how else to contact you other than leaving you a comment -- why is blogger so difficult about ways to contact the blogger?

1) Thanks for following my blog

2) Thanks for the compliment. I have learned a lot already from your blog on carving.

3) I can't believe how much we have in common! LOL (Besides the obvious of carving and LB'ing) I too am homeschooling. I too love discussing theology. It's just random coolness.

Blessings to you!

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