I tend to share a lot of ideas of mine on here, but have never shared much about myself. I grew up with two very artistic parents, and I feel this was the reason I quit my job and took this path. I find there is a rich life in doing what you love, even if it doesn't pay like a 9 to 5 job.
Today is my dad's birthday. Even though he has been gone for a couple years now, he's still remembered by many people.
Thoughout his life he did many different things. He worked with troubled kids, played guitar at coffee houses, did pottery, and made knives. He was an actor, a script writer, did set building and special effects. Through my childhood I remember him for his reenacting, boat building, woodworking, and drawing. That list is of the things he took seriously.
His childhood started out really rough, and that stuck with him. He made some mistakes along the way that also haunted him. This brought on a lot of depression, and that could be tough for us to deal with. Though I will say the good times outweighed that, and because of him I learned to love woodworking!
I made this lantern as a birthday pressent for my wife @dahliamayflowerfarm. The wood was salvaged from an antique that was falling apart, left to her by her father. The design was one of my dad's, and in true Pete Ferri fashion I built it from memory!
So, here's to my dad, to all he did, and all the knowledge he passed along!