I am determined to push myself into carving that intimidates me as I have never done it before. I started this American Indian and decided to try and go all the way around and do an ear. It’s not the greatest and won’t be a show piece, actually, I have never entered a show, but it was fun to do, and to learn, and move forward in experience. The wood is butternut, which I love, but it is tricky to carve.
I have been working on my studio. I wanted to make more room f when I host our carving group and to have other men over to carve. I did finish a few projects to get them off the bench and post. I could have sanded the Green Man (from Chris Pye book) forever, so I stained it and will donate it and the cottonwood bark man to a silent auction at our church to help get our youth group to a Haiti Missions trip to HUT Outreach.
I did my first bowl. It’s in black walnut. I was pretty happy the way it turned out and my wife loved it. It was fun to do and a different genre of carving other than faces.
Here is An American Indian I started with Alec Lacasse, finishing it up. Need some more of this amazing cottonwood bark. Using another one of his carvings (pic beside) to reference for the detail.