My husband loves to carve flowers. All woodcarvers find their niche, that perfect spot where they carve the best.
We can carve inside the house in the winter. We invested in a dust collector. It does exactly that collects dust and is much quieter than a vacuum cleaner. The motor runs a fan that sucks the dust particles into a collection bag.
Here he is power carving some leaves for a different project…prototypes are being worked on. R and D is rampant in our dining room.
Recently he has been working on a sunflower.
He needed some help choosing colors and painting. We stood in Ben Franklin for a long time discussing yellow and it’s particular shades. He had an idea in his brain how it should look…I tried my best.
I took it over near the window so it would catch some sunny sunlight.
The back is a work of art too…let me tell you this was not easy to paint and if he ever carves another I will paint before it has been put together. As it was Far Guy wrapped Saran Wrap around the entire yellow head so I could paint the green. We worked the Saran Wrap in-between the yellow and the green. Yellow and green make blue and that would have been bad.
It is a very tall sunflower. It took most of an afternoon to paint.
It still needs to be sealed and have a proper base…I think Far Guy has an idea to use a piece of black walnut…when it gets warmer out and he can work out in his woodshop.
For now it joins some other carvings and the lovely peacock feathers on the mantle.
Sunflower carving by Far Guy, Black Walnut Lady Slipper by Far Guy, Peacock Feathers, little house carvings from our first attempt at Bark Carving and the Lady Slipper I carved for myself. Don’t mind the nails on the edge of the mantle…they are for stockings at Christmas. They don’t bother me except when I dust..then I try to smile and recall the grands excitement on Christmas mornings over the years.
Don’t tell anyone but I still have a few Christmas “things” up..and it is March 7th oh my the Christmas Police will certainly be after me.