Launched at Etsy Shop

Etsy_logo_lg_rgbWith the help and encouragement from my daughter I started an Etsy shop.  Sold 3 carvings. Honestly, I feel a little weird about selling them. Not sure they were good enough yet. I have so much improving and learning to do, but 3 sold.  I won’t lie to you, I was pretty happy and excited. Going to order more cottonwood bark from Canada for Winter carving.

Here’s the link   Nate’s Wood Sculpting Etsy Store

Woodcarving has been a gift to me

So, just speaking sentamentally, When Marty Eddinger, introduced me to woodcarving I had no idea the gift it would be to my life.  Why has it made such a healthy impact in me.  Let me

  • I have made new and strong relationships with other men who woodcarve.
  • Woodcarving alone, bring me peace, I sense the Lord, and my spirit and emotions are recalibrated.
  • It relieves stress and gets my mind off stressful things.
  • I never considered myself an artist or even “artistic” but creating something from a piece of wood give me an inner satisfaction of fun accomplishment.
  • I have time to think about things I don’t think about when I don’t have time.IMG_2367
  • I love my shop and my space. Tools are fun, and wood smells great.
  • I love challenges and dreaming.

I will always be grateful to my late friend Marty, who introduced me to woodcarving, taught me so much (eyes!), and encouraged me, and gifted me many things. I miss this guy daily.

Worked on this one this week. Loved every moment.