I have two projects going right now. One is in red cedar, which I love, and wish we had more this far south in Michigan. The other is cottonwood bark from Canada. Only had a couple hours this week to carve. Need to carve more to continue to get better. Tried a different way to do the nose. Also cut the eyes on the cedar with a V and a knife, which is new I usually have just used a knife.
I will be working more on the neck and clothing collar.
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.