Bud Roden is one of my very favorite students. He is a sweet, gentle soul who brings his teacher candy as all good students should! Thursday he also brought me an apple since he knew I was trying to lose weight to go on a trip, but he brought candy along for his fellow students.
While in class I saw some interesting pictures sitting on his desk and asked about them. He told me he loves woodworking and one of the things he makes is birdhouses.
Bud and his love of birds takes shape in his creations. This is a picture of a feeder he made, combined with some of his Photoshop work. These doves come in each afternoon (and morning) to feed.
This whimsical little number will be entered in the Creative Arts Project at the State Fair of Texas this year:
As a "projects in wood" entry for the State Fair Creative Arts contest he created this gem:
And in the volunteer spirit that I see in so many of my fellow seniors, Bud made over 50 of these bird houses for sale at the DAR house located at Fair Park. These were sold in their gift shop to help maintain upkeep on their house:
Thanks to Bud for sharing his creativity with us!!