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Grandpato2
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   Posted 3/16/2010 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
scoolHello you've metioned your art a number of times with out mentioning what kind of art do you do. I've wanted to ask for awhile now, I'm really interested in what kind of art you do. Not that I'm an artist just curious.smile

Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


artist guy
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   Posted 3/16/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
i design and  build willow furniture, garden structures, i also paint native american pictographs on flagstone and use flag for table tops and plaques. i also farm raise my own willows. for instance i finished last year a high end restaurant in malibu,ca. with 160 dining chairs and barstools, you can see everything on my website.wwwcurtswillow.com it's a fun site to browse on. I really like the creating aspect because creations start in the bush with my willows, then i see them come to fruition at my shop. thanks for asking

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dunny2
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   Posted 3/16/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds so wonderful...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


pmedic
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   Posted 3/17/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Artist guy -your work is beautiful and I cried when I read about Amy. I am so sorry for your loss. My English bulldog Britney is the joy of my life and I can't imagine my life without her. Here is a link to her own blog. I hope this is ok to post. http://www.englishbulldog-britney.blogspot.com/
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions. 
Been through MANY medications with terrible results.
Currently on Cimzia, Welchol (for crohns), Ambien (prn), xanax(prn), Cod Liver Oil and Feosol iron.
Organic diet has made a big difference for me. 
Learning how to love life and relax. 


artist guy
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   Posted 3/17/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks pmedic, she was a great friend, very loyal, we loved her so much. britney is beautiful as well. animals are really special to us. I hope your feeling well these days, are you back working? i hope

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pmedic
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   Posted 3/17/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Artist guy and yes, I returned to work part time about 5 months ago. I am very happy to be back on the ambulance! I am in a holding pattern thanks to Cimzia although still bleeding and such but less than usual. No blood transfusions in the past year. Amen to that! Hope your doing well! I try to read every one of your posts to see how your doing!
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions. 
Been through MANY medications with terrible results.
Currently on Cimzia, Welchol (for crohns), Ambien (prn), xanax(prn), Cod Liver Oil and Feosol iron.
Organic diet has made a big difference for me. 
Learning how to love life and relax. 


artist guy
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   Posted 3/17/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
glad to hear your back at wok alittle I'm sure you're a huge asset to your team, i had 6 or 7 maybe 8 blood trans, back in 1970 when they didn't do blood screening and i got hep C but I don't drink so lucky for me it was nor will be an issue. stay well.

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imissicecream
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   Posted 3/17/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Very beautiful work. My boyfriend and I are both art students- he does work similar to yours. I'm into fiber arts myself, it's a dream of mine to raise al paca, shear them, grow my own dyes and create textiles from that. However, at the moment, I'm stuck doing oil portraits of people who want their face hanging in their homes. :)
18 year old female
Crohn's dx in May 2009, symptoms since October 2008
Currently taking: Entocort 6mg
Off nearly all meds so the doctor can re-evaluate my diagnosis. Ugh.


artist guy
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   Posted 3/17/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
portraits are really hard, I oil paint as well but i like to do landscape, can't make a living at it so I switched to twig furniture, does your husband make bent willow or rustic? fiber art is great, my wife does wheat weaving

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Grandpato2
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   Posted 3/17/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much for sharing your art with us that's very cool! You have a great site and it was fun going through it. Your obviously quite talented! Your wife's wheat weaving is also excellent, I've never seen this type of art before and find it visually relaxing. As an ex sawmill worker,I want to ask you how do you cut your table slabs? Band saw? Amy look like she was a real prize! thanks again!
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


artist guy
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   Posted 3/18/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
hey grandpato, I use a alaskan saw mill, hard to explain but you're and sawmill guy. 56" chain saw that is turned sideways and I set it 2" cuts. I use to have a friend of mine that had a huge band saw the kind you would have at the mill, his saw was moveable, it's the kind of saw that log home builders use when threy're cutting trees on site and slabbing trees up for a log home, the widest that he could cut was 30" diameter. I just finished making a oak foyer table that is really pretty, that peice is only 14" wide but 60" long, and I really like the cant of the edge of the tree, my clients love that look. I love you're part of the country, we lived in alberta for 10 years, thats where I first learned how to make my craft, the raw material their was stunning, willow, dogwood, red birch, great sorce of raw stuff. SO.CAL, is so strict on cutting willow that it's ridiculous, thats why i grow my own on private land.

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Grandpato2
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   Posted 3/18/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
 scoolI love the cant look as well, seeing as I saw them for 30 plus years! We in B.C. have a huge variety of trees due to the poor cutting habits of the 60's and 70's (valley bottoms and beside streams/rivers). Since they never replanted seedlings when they finished,nono it all grew back as hardwoods and thats how we ended up with such variety. We cut alder/ maple/ and birch pretty much. Occasionally farmers would bring in custom cuts of oak or cherry.smile I'll bet that oak was a tough saw with a band mill.  Regards Rob

Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


artist guy
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   Posted 3/19/2010 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
oak is really hard on every kind of saw, the hardest wood i have ever worked with, i use a lot of it in my branch work when i make the underside of tables and arches, i go thru chains very easily. you know my wife learned to do her weavings in canada, calgary, were ever there is wheat growing community, now she gets her wheat from nebraska, grown especially for wheat weavers, she needs really long stems, I made one ONCE, and I could make a chair faster, she is really patient, me not so

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vixen
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   Posted 3/19/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
pmed,
Just took a look at your Britney-she looks like a fine example of the breed :) I used to show and breed them some years ago(more years than I care to remember) I also spent some 18 months working in a show kennel in Italy, travelling all around Europe showing too.
You forgot to mention some of her other hobbies-farting, drooling and snoring lol

pmedic
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   Posted 3/19/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Vixen- Thank you for the complement on my Britney. I have to brag on her so please humor me... Her pedigree boasts 62 Champions out of 126 and 41 are in the BCA bulldog hall of fame. We just bred her to a grand champion who's father won best of breed at Westminster in 2004. OK, I am done bragging. I love her soooo much and can't wait to welcome the puppies. She definitely does her share of farting and snoring...LOL.
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions. 
Been through MANY medications with terrible results.
Currently on Cimzia, Welchol (for crohns), Ambien (prn), xanax(prn), Cod Liver Oil and Feosol iron.
Organic diet has made a big difference for me. 
Learning how to love life and relax. 

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