June 2012Got a vision yet? Neither did I but sometimes you have to let the wood talk to you. Although sometimes I think it is speaking a foreign language.
I saw a tree and a house and a chimney…maybe.
June 2012 Making progress!
Then the class ended and I carted that piece of wood around in my carving bag for a long time…I would pick it, up carve something off of it and shove it back in my bag.
I finally got it far enough along to separate it…well the doggone thing warped…I left it out in the greenhouse/woodshop…I nearly threw it away. One day last summer I picked it up and got the pieces to meet together
somewhat close enough.
It is not perfect but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I worked on it a little more and declared it ready to paint.
The tree side. January 18, 2016
The hut side. Here you can clearly see where it was two pieces at one time.
Cross one unfinished project off the list! For now I put it up on the mantle, I have to remember to take it to carving next week to show it off..otherwise those guys think I never finish anything…I do, it just took me three years and seven months. This is not my oldest project…I have others that may or may not be unearthed.