This summer my dad (Doug Wurlitzer) got really, really excited about a Christmas yard display vision; he wanted to completely cover his big yard on Songbird Ln in Chico, CA with an elaborate traveler's paradise of creatures from around the world (he and my "bonus mom" Michele are avid travelers) as well as their usual nativity scene and lots and LOTS of lights! If you've ever seen that man get this excited about a project (I wonder where I get it from?) you can't not help! So, we got to work. He envisioned the big picture, designed the heavier constructed pieces, I drew out the animals, he and his employees cut them out of wood and painted the base layers, then I painted them all, and he and Michele set them up.
I'm proud of my dad for his dedication, and it has been a really special experience to collaborate, father and daughter. <3