Sunday, October 27, 2013

Santa Ringing in Christmas

This is the time of year it starts to get colder and the hunting season for Elk and Deer are here. Also you will see the red and black flannel shirts being worn. This Santa is carved from a one inch square by 4 inches long piece of basswood. The bell is from a craft store.I try to do different things to each carving to make them more individual.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Fellow

This is a Floyd Rhadigan roughout. He is about 7 1/2 inch tall. I bought it because it was different and it was fun to carve and paint.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hitty Doll

The first Hitty is a antique peg jointed wooden doll representing the figure of a child. The doll was purchased by a couple of ladies for an antique shop in 1920. They wrote a book, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, detailing the imagined adventures in the first hundred years of the Hitty doll's life.  Many carvers have carved this doll for collectors. This is my first attempt in carving this doll. It is not a exact copy of the first doll and is not meant to be.  She is 6 1/4 inch tall. Hopefully I can carry over the things I've learned over to the next one I carve.