Arts and crafts are a big part of prison life, and for many guys this is where they find peace of mind and solace. When you are making a craft item your mind is free to imagine and free from these walls and razor wire fences. This clock is hand made literally from craft sticks, and I have provided pictures of it from beginning to end:
Some guys draw portraits or pictures of wildlife using pencils and pens, while others spend their days creating unique wood crafts. There are so many different types of crafts, and I’ve showcased them throughout these posts. Behind every craft item there is a story. They are stories about real people who have similar hopes and dreams as those out there in the free world. In today’s videos I share with you one of them.
If you missed some of the other arts and crafts I’ve posted, see #12: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds for an amazing butterfly, knitted wares, and an outhouse, #17: Video Fridays for a color drawn cross, Ivory Soap Eagles and Hummingbirds for an amazing animal portrait, custom drawn greeting cards, and a wishing well, and Prison Hustles Make the World Go Round for a video of a hand made Harley Motorcycle. Above all, be sure to see the portrait painting in Ryleigh Payne–An Angel Returns Home from beginning to end, commemorating the beautiful life of 9 year old Ryleigh Payne.
*Remember be prepared for coronavirus. I wish health and happiness to everyone.
6 thoughts on “#19: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — Wow! What a Clock!”
Hi Chris, Thanks for sharing about the art that guys are doing! It truly is therapy to create… I have found it to be the main thing that has kept me sane with the pressures of living in Asia for 11 years. Love from your sis, Kristi
Hey sis, how I miss living overseas! Such fun times, and yeah I understand where you’re coming from about creating, you see I write as my creation therapy. Asia is so different and so busy compared to the States. I’m gonna send you a craft from here, you’ll love it. I’ll get your Asia address from Mom? Or contact me through my contact page. Love ya’ sis.
Shipping to Asia is ridiculously expensive, but I will be back in WA in April for the birth of our first grandbaby. 🙂 You can always write to me at this address: PO Box 86, Trout Lake WA 98650
Stateside it is, you’ll have mail waiting. 🙂 –Christopher–
Well, seems like it might be early June now before I am in WA. 😟 But my friend Marty will hold my mail!
The talent behind bars is amazing. What an incredible clock.