Friday, January 15, 2010


The monk on the right I carved back in 2002. It's not quite 5 inches tall and 2 inches wide. It seemed to take forever to carve this simple design. The monk on thee left I carved last December. It is 7 inches tall from an inch and one half square piece of basswood. His hands are brought together in the back. A friend had carved one several years ago and brought it in for a pattern. Every christmas I look back at the ornaments I've carved and can see progress in carving skills. I ask myself if I shouldn't carve some of the earlier pieces again.

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