Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Angry Fish

This is the other class I took at the Spokane Rendezvous. The fish is 5  inches long and 3/4 inches thick. I added some rib lines to break up that space. The fish is Super Glued to a 4 inch diameter circle. I had good response in having the fish stick out beyond the circle.  

Friday, June 17, 2011

Whimsical House

I carved this Whimsical house in a class at the Spokane Rendezvous. The house is cottonwood bark and is 7 inches tall and 2 inches thick. It is more brown then the picture shows. The corner piece under the tree broke off when carving, so I used Super glued it back on. I could have left it off, but I thought it added to the piece. It was left plain without boards or shingles and I like the grain showing through.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Races

Last day at the Spokane Rendezvous they have the entry for there  carving contest. This year it was paddle boats. Displayed boats were judged for beauty and creativity and then for going the greatest distance in the water. I didn't take pictures of the race because there was such a crowd around the water. A fun weekend with great weather.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spokane Carving Rendezvous

Carving June 10 and 11, thanks to the Spokane, WA carving club. I was able to take a class on a bark house and a fish. I taught a class on the happy turtle that I posted earlier. This is a   fun weekend to carve and meet friends old and new.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Angle Ornament

I carved this angel out of butternut and left it the natural color, just a couple coats of Deft. I had the hands to high, so I need to lower them or cross the hands on the chest. It was hard to even the face like this. I'm also enlarging the wings so there will be more detail . A downward sweep on the wing may be another way to go. I like the way it turned out and didn't take that long to carve for an ornament. The angel is 4" high by 3" by 2".