Thursday, May 26, 2011

12 Point Star

These stars used up some of those wood scraps I have accumulated from other projects.  They are carved from squares 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch.  I used cottonwood bark, butternut, and of course basswood.  They will make good give-a-ways and should look good on the tree.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Turtle

I made some minor changes on the turtle on my March 25 post. This will be my class project for the Spokane rendezvous this year. The turtle is 4 inches by 6 inches by 1/2 inch. This is glued on a 4 inch diameter by 3/8 inch circle. The circle was painted with a contrasting color. It was fun to adjust the color and the placement of the circle. The turtle with the blue circle is a pin, 2 inches by 3 inches. I haven't made up my mind if I like the red or blue background, but I'll carve another with the blue and maybe change the turtles color a little. Since this is a comic relief I can think of several titles. "I spend a long day carving."

Friday, May 13, 2011


Angus comes from the way of Pete LeClair. He has done so many facial expressions over the years, and they are available to everyone. My thanks goes to Pete for my learning experience. The term expression usually happens when anyone change its face muscles in positive of negative response, at that point you say that what is the face is expressing or the person want to say. Usually the eyes present a clear view of the words which a person want to say. I just painted the hat and eyes, with a little red on the lips. The picture washed out the face but it looks good in person. I drilled a hole in the bottom so you can use it as a finger puppet. It' good for people who talk to themselves as others will think they are talking to the puppet. "Laughter out loud"