Friday, March 25, 2011

Comic Relief

This was a comic drawing with the title "It's been one of those days". It's carved from 1/2 inch thick basswood and painted with acrylics. I learned a few things carving this turtle and I'm going to carve another one with a few changes. It was fun to carve and bring out the different levels. He does look a little punch drunk after a hard days work or maybe it was play.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Library Display

In March I have the opportunity to show my carvings at the Plummer library. There are three large shelves so I have around five years of work displayed. I included information about some of the carvings for interest. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thatch Hut

This thatch hut was carved out of cottonwood bark. The hole in the front window was made by carpenter ants and goes thought to the bottom at the back. There is one other hole on the back. I found dead ants in both holes. The hut is finished with semi-gloss Deft. With the winter storms coming through, it makes you think of the little grass huts, a fruit drink in your hand and the warm ocean breeze.