Gifted the Seaman to my brother Mark

My brother Mark was over and he is retired from the United States Coast Guard.  My Sailor carving was perfect for him.  They both have a beard and all, had it been winter, the hats would have matched too!  Great spending some time together.  He loved it and that bring me joy when the gift bring joy!!

On the Bench

I’ve had a couple evening free and took advantage by spending some time in the carving shop as well as Saturday carving with another great carver and friend Dean.  Spring seems to heighten my desire to carve.  Here are a couple pics of what I was working on.  I am working on a Native American Chief with a head dress and there will be a lot of feathers on it so I was practicing that.  Looking forward to more carving.

Projects on the bench March 19

I tried to make a guy kind of smirky.  I don’t think its very realistic even though it is ok.  I want to get into more expressions.

The first couple pics are a Native American I am working on. I will do a head dress and hair tie and/or feather. This was a great piece of Cotton Wood bark from BC Canada.

Looking forward to more time in the shop.

My latest 2 finished

The carving on the left was one of my better faces especially the nose and below the mouth.  He is a pretty stern looking dude.

My next project I tried to carve from picture of this actor. I have had the pic awhile and always looked at it. I finally decided to give it a try.  My son says I should do it like 5 times and see the improvement and the observations I would gain.  I may.  I see many things I missed as I study it.   But it was still an enjoyable project nonetheless.  I am getting low on bark so need to put an order in for the winter carving.  I may have more time as no yard work and I won’t be able to walk or ride mountain bike.  Carving on .

I am not sure if I will put this on my Etsy store. Here is a link to that. Click here