This year I attended the carving Rendezvous in Kennewick, WA. I really enjoy these events meeting people and picking up some different techniques in the different classes. The fan on my air conditioner wouldn't work in my motor home but when I checked it out at home it was working. I don't know what that was about. It was hot but there was a nice breeze and we parked under a shade tree so it was comfortable. The first picture is from two different tree branches that are 3 1/2 inches tall. I did the darker one in class and finished the other at home. The top is drilled out and has a compass attached. The second picture is a stylized fox carved from butternut. It is about 7 inches long. The next is a cell phone holder where I got to practice a little chip carving. I did another class but I need to paint it before I post it. They had a contest in carving a piece in bark and judged by peoples choice on Sunday. There isn't much time to carve with all the other stuff going on but I did carve an indian with a feather. It was a fun weekend.