Marty Eddinger Woodcarvings

Marty Eddinger has taught me a lot and first got me interested in woodcarving. When he was in TN he showed me his new interest. Put a chisel in my hand. I ran it up some cedar and I was hooked on woodcarving.  He has taught me, encouraged me, and helped me so much. Woodcarving has brought a lot of peace and joy in my life. Marty told me he really felt the Lord’s presence  when he carved.  I understand that now that I do it. It is amazing ministry to me. He and his wife have moved back to Michigan a few years ago. He lives a couple blocks from me. We carve together when we can, and we both wish it could be more. I am so grateful to Marty and his teaching and encourage Here are some of his latest. He is a pretty amazing woodcarver, friend, pastor, teacher, and one of my greatest encouragers in my life.

NOTE: 2/10/17  Marty suddenly went to be with the Lord last week. He will be so missed by so many. I will miss him more than words are able to  express. I will cherish our friendship, woodcarving, and ministering together forever. 

 

American Indian in Cottonwood Bark

Finished this guy tonight. He is smaller than normal. Cottonwood can be splity, and the nose came off at one point.  I got it back on though.  I thought the cheekbones looked good, but I have a lot of work to do yet learning noses and lips.

A Millennial in Cottonwood Bark

IMG_5849This was a fun guy to do.  My July 2016 project I guess. Shop has been so hot, I have not carved out there much.  I left the eyes without pupils.  Alec Lacasse does that and I think its a nice touch artistically.   You should check out his stuff for sure.  Here is his link.  I took a lesson off him last year and will be scheduling another one. He is pretty amazing.  Click Alec Lacasse Artist and Sculptor.