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.