Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The thing about carving a bird is that it will try your patience and hurry you along. This is a life size chickadee on a piece of driftwood found on the Washington coast. I pegged the driftwood to a smaller piece of wood. I first had a thicker piece of wood attached, but it competed with the driftwood.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
My first post was underlined and alittle annoying. It is a learning process just as carving. I carved this stick santa from a pattern in Carving magazine by Richard Keller. It's a fun and easy carving that doesn't take a lot of time. I carved the eyes open and painted a green and red combination on the coat and hat. It goes good with this rest of the Christmas decorations around the house.
Friday, December 25, 2009
When we were young we got a red plastic boot to hang on the tree. I still put it on the tree. Carving boots are fun so I carved this cowboy boot and painted a tree on both sides. My granddaughter received a young puppy, so I burned in his name, Kosbi. The dog didn't care but my granddaughter liked it. It's another way to display boots.