Jan. 20th 2006 was a day that changed my ability to carve for years. I snapped a wrist cartlidge moving furniture and then medical practice spent another 2 years messing things up and trying to fix them.
It's so nice to be able to say that I believe carving will once again always be a part of life. Once I had the pain under control and some ability back, there was still a long way to go to regain my imagination.
Last year I carved this house - (60hrs as I was just beginning to carve with any regularity again so VERY slow) for the free clinic auction. It sold for only $60. When others found out, they said they would have paid much more and I could have donated the money itself.
After that lesson, I carved 3 smaller houses for another fund raiser. The great part is all the houses went to folks that know me. I like that.. knowing things I carved made at least a bit of a difference and are hanging where they're loved.