June 11, 2016
I noticed some beautifully carved works of art while walking around the vendor tents at the Austin Republic of Texas Rally. As I walked closer I could see the artist at work, her name is Kelly Boyd. I introduced myself and before long we were talking about the art of woodcarving. I asked her about her collection and she explained various pieces and shared stories. I admired one piece in particular in which she wood burned a portrait of her daughter and on the back of the wood, many years later, she wood burned her daughter when she was older. I could see the affection and loved instilled into the wood.