Mickey's House: Not Just a Home. It's More of an Artist's Gallery (Part 1 of 3)

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 Mike in Tucson, mortgage lender photo by Mike in Tucson, mortgage lenderHis name is Mickey.  (Not the Indian carving there on the left with the turquoise inlay); Mickey is the carver.

He started whittling one day, found he liked it, has an aptitude for it, and never looked back.

Mickey's home was for sale, and before I turned in my REALTOR license to be able to originate FHA and VA mortgage loans, I had the privilege of meeting Mickey and showing his home.

From the outside, Mickey's house isn't much different from the rest of the houses in the neighborhood.  But wait until you step through the front door!

 photo by Mike in Tucson, mortgage lender
The inside is a reflection of Mickey's passion to carve any interesting piece of wood he can find into what he sees in the wood.

Watch your step.  That Western Diamondback Rattle snake used to be a piece of wood before it met Mickey.



I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, Arizona Mortgage lender.
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Kent Simpson
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That's pretty neat, Mike.  The wonder of this field is the variety of people you meet...and never knowing quite what is behind the front door!
Mar 29, 2008 05:27 PM #1
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Kent,

Ain't it the truth!  Thanks for commenting so late at night.  Hope your bracket blessed you in the March Madness!

Mike in Tucson

Mar 29, 2008 06:32 PM #2
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Doreen McPherson
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Wow, his house looks like the houses in the hood I lived in when I lived in Tuc-son!  :) 

you would not believe my graphic...


Mar 29, 2008 09:40 PM #3
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nice home mike still available?

 

 

Mar 30, 2008 01:26 AM #4
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Anne,

I don't know; this is in the AFB area, just north of the base, and west of Kolb.

Doreen,

Where was that in Tucson?  And what is that graphic?!

Mike in Tucson

Mar 30, 2008 01:33 AM #5
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Bill Roberts
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Mike, I think it is a shame that you couldn't keep your real estate license AND originate FHA. Rules like that just don't make sense. I'll comment on Mickey's house in part three (after I've seen it all).

Bill Roberts

Mar 30, 2008 06:46 AM #6
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Doreen McPherson
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I was in the northwest part of town, off of Orange Grove Rd.  The opposite corner of the world!   LOL  I have no idea about that graphic, that's why I shared it, some crazy stuff.  ;)
Mar 30, 2008 10:37 AM #7
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Ann Heitland
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Hmmm, I wonder what my stager would say about that snake on the floor??
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Ann,

I staged the carved snake for the photo.  Mickey keeps it on the coffee table, but it stood out better for the photo when I put it on the tile floor.

 Doreen,

GRUMIXAMEIRA:  I looked it up on Wikipedia. It's one of the
worlds fruits classified as being lowest in sugar.

Doing the hard work, so you don't have to...LOL

Bill,

I couldn't agree more.  But them's the dirties. 

Mike in Tucson

Mar 30, 2008 02:38 PM #9
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Mickey Lukasevic
Mike, thank you for doing a wanderful job of representing my art to the public.  I appreciate the time you spent at my house.
Apr 02, 2008 02:58 AM #10
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Mickey,

It's my pleasure!  I want to do a followup piece so that people can contact you and buy your art.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 02, 2008 10:44 AM #11
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Donna Nebesky

Used to work with Mickey in Waymart, PA.  He was one of my best friends.  I know this is the same Mickey 'cause I've seen many of his carvings.  If you could put me in touch with him I would be very grateful.  Just give my email address pnebesky@frontier.com and as him to get in touch with me if he can.  I appreciate anything you can do to get us in touch.  Sincerely, Donna Nebesky

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