In case you haven't read Mickey's House: Part 1, here's the LINK. You'll want to read it first if you have the time.
Everywhere I turned, Mickey's woodcarving artwork had become a part of his home.
I had come to preview the home, and was just stunned by the diversity, complexity and sheer artistic talent of his work.
How long, I wondered, had he been carving?
Where did he find the time?
Did he carve for himself only? Was his work represented in galleries? One thing was for certain. I wanted to meet this owner.
I walked down the hall to the bedroom area of the home. Amazing! Just amazing! Do you remember the children's storybook Heidi? I felt as if I had walked into her grandfather's farmhouse in Switzerland. Carvings adorned the bedroom walls. The chairs were handmade. Even the curtains on the bathroom window had been handcarved from individual pieces of saguaro ribs.
The piece next to the bed on the left is the rib of a saguaro arm. The mesquite slab that rests on the headboard has a pattern carved into the burl, and is inlaid with turquoise.
I should have photographed the detail for you. (And I should tell you that all these photos were taken on a subsequent visit, and with Mickey's permission. But that will have to wait until part three of this series of posts.)
I wondered if the owner was a writer. A painter? A home stager? LOL
The third bedroom told me that he was a musician. But like I said, that will have to wait until Part 3.