Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Gift From an Artist's Hands


This morning I was asking Scott questions about using a lathe. I was about to write a scene about a wood worker. He answered my questions and later, went out to spend the afternoon with Dave, a songwriter who lives nearby.

When he came home for dinner, he presented me with this beautiful gift he'd spent all afternoon making -- on a lathe. I am speechless. This pen is simply beautiful.

22 comments:

kristenspina said...

He's a gem, isn't he?

Julie Layne said...

What a tangible and thoughtful expression of love!

Hmm...I wonder if I ask my husband to explain about wood floors and then leave the house for a while if I'll come home to them.

Haha.

(I did mention last Friday night that I really loved the new Coldplay album and he brought it home from the store Saturday, so maybe it could happen.)

CindyLV said...

What a beautiful pen! What a thoughtful expression of love!

Usman said...

Sure its the thought that counts. What a beautiful expression of a beautiful thought.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Beautiful!

Yogamum said...

What a wonderful and talented man you married!!

Sustenance Scout said...

Oh my, THAT is truly amazing. And just in time for a perfect rainy-weather writing weekend. :)

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Elegant. What kind of wood is it made of? May it bring you plenty of inspiration!

Melissa Marsh said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What an awesome man you've got!

Larramie said...

From Scott's hands and heart to yours, Lisa...how much more inspiration does one need?

Today's entry on my daily calendar reads:
"Take time to show someone you care. Love is far richer in action than words."

How true, how meaningful, how breathtaking are both of you!

Shauna Roberts said...

How wonderfully beautiful, and what a thoughtful gift! I'm guessing the top is lacewood or maple burl. I'm not sure on the bottom . . . . the color is like rosewood but the grain is unfamiliar to me.

Scott Mattlin said...

Well;...

I believe that every creative soul and artist or writer should have at least one beautiful and inspiring tool that encourages a smile and a sense of satisfaction each time they put their lovingly crafted brush,pen, or handmade, leather-bound notebook to use.

It was a labor of love.

The top part of the pen was crafted from stabilized elmwood burl;..and the bottom section was a rare exotic hardwood that I just cannot remember the name of!

Love you babe, -Scott

Mardougrrl said...

How utterly gorgeous! You are very lucky, Lisa. :) Hope this pen leads to many wonderful hours of writing! xoxo, M

Lana Gramlich said...

Oh wow...how cool is THAT??? I'd say you've got yourself a keeper there. ;)

pattinase (abbott) said...

I've always wanted a pen like that but I know I would lose it unless I kept it hidden away and then I'd forget where it was.

Sphinx Ink said...

What a beautiful thing, both the pen itself, and the sentiments behind it. And what a cool guy. Lucky you.

CindyLV said...

Re: Scott's comment above....

s-w-o-o-n.......!!!!!!

Did I mention that you're a lucky woman, Lisa Kenney????

Steve Malley said...

For such a cool pen, I would even make an exception to my 'fountain pens only' rule.

That is one lovely piece of art!

Patti said...

wowee wow wow.

do you smile every time you see it? i am betting yes...

G√ľnter said...

For some reason I'm reminded of this old ad.

Lisa said...

Monica, I do love it -- I think we all love beautiful things to write with and on, don't we?

Lana, Absolutely!

Patti A, Actually, this is the kind of pen I have to leave ON my desk and not put in my purse or carry around or I'm afraid I will lose it. Scott gave me a beautiful pen with embossed purple leather on our second date and I still keep it in a safe, safe place and only use it when I'm writing at my desk. I can't be trusted :)

Sphinx, I feel very, very lucky.

Cindy, You are going to make him impossible to live with! :)

Steve, Ooh, fountain pens -- I remember you said you'd written an entire MS with a dip pen. We do love pens, don't we?

Patti, I'm grinning now!

Gunter, I remember that! Now if I could achieve reach Michael Jordan-like literary magic!

debra said...

Well, Blogger ate my comment once again :-(
There is something special about something made by hand---it comes from the heart through the hands...

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It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything.


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