While I’m working away at my 1812 Soldier ( Cpl. Sowerby ), I thought you might be interested in a carving that I did of our family crest. Not quite along the lines of my caricatures blog…but a “tribute in wood” just the same.
The Sheridan family is originally from County Cavan in Ireland, where two brothers left for Canada around 1860. The crest is of a lion with three shamrocks surrounding it.
The overall size of the crest is about 17″ high and 11″ wide. The relief portion is made from mahogany and the background plaque is covered in a velvet.
I actually carved this relief carving almost 26 years ago and presented it to my Dad on Father’s Day as a surprise. I had a small photo at the time to go from…one that my Dad had taken of a framed photo that one of his brothers had. I was pretty excited about giving it to my Dad and I remember him being just delighted in receiving it.
The crest is now hanging in my house. It’s a nice memory to have of that day and many other great days I had with my Dad.
He’d have got a real kick out of my latest carvings and this web site.