Thursday, January 5, 2012

Little Folk

For Christmas I received "Whittling Little Folk" by Harley Refsal. I enjoyed carving two of the characters.and will carve some of the others. These are flat plane carvings and are carved with only a knife. Refsal has stories with his characters. Kristian's father emigrated from Norway in the late 1800s and purchased a 160 acre farm. Upon retirement Kristian and Thea deeded this farm to a nature conservancy. It is easy to relate to these Scandinavian stories and to be able to carve in this style. History and stories are always a part in carvings. These are 4 inches tall and a 2 inch square block.

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