Friday, March 11, 2016

Carvings and Dogs

Some little carvings were finished up and painted this week.
Carvings unpainted
These are all small Cottonwood Bark Carvings.  I put the pen in there for a size reference.  I like carving these little creations because they fit nicely in my arthritic hands.
Carvings painted
Here they are painted and sealed.  I will send one off to Sam for winning the Snowstick Contest.

I never know what a hunk of wood will turn into until I start carving and let the wood speak to me.  Each one is a one of a kind, no two are ever alike.
Three  dogs all lined up March 10
It was a beautiful day yesterday  51 F or 10 C eh!  The sun was out and everything.  The dogs spent much of the day outside.  No squirrels in our yard today!  I did a little yard clean up. My raking muscles need to be broken in slowly!  If we had a perfect lawn I wouldn’t rake this time of year, but our lawn is au natural so we can get by with it.
Keep away in a snowbank
When Miss Miney is tired and needs a rest she takes the ball with her!   Here I am getting the “stink eye” because she hates the camera.
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31 comments:

  1. Have always loved your dogs and their different personalities. The carvings are unique and beautiful. I'll have to look to see if you have an etsy

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  2. Your carvings are really cool - so unique. Miss Miney is certainly giving you "the eye". Can't tell if she is tired of the picture taking or tired of playing ball. haha I raked in the yard a little yesterday and my shoulders are complaining; I need to take it a little at a time. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Lovely carvings ! I love days like that being outside with my dog Miggs but she is a camera diva and loves to pose for me lol ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

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  4. I love your carvings and am glad Sam won if it couldn't have been me. I was WAY off. MIney certainly has an expressive face. :-)

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  5. Morning, love your carvings, very talented and I a a dog lover.Blessings Francine.

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  6. I know you are glad to see the ground.

    Great carvings! I like that you let the wood tell you what to do...a true artist.

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  7. Love your carvings! How do you find the time?

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  8. Even with crippled hands - your carvings are wonderful.

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  9. I love your carvings. So unique.

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  10. Your carvings are beautiful. I love that you have the wood speak to you.

    Shirley H.

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  11. You are so very talented, Connie! I love your carvings!

    Linda

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  12. Sweet carvings!! Love what you "discover" in the wood. :)
    This is unbelievable weather again. Supposed to get up to 66 today! Enjoy! :)

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  13. Your cravings are beautiful. It was 65* here yesterday but the wind was howling so I did housework and just put raking on the list for today if it isn't blowing....I hate wind...and raking...both at the same time just isn't going to happen.

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  14. You do such a great job with your carvings. I like the different little buildings that they become. You collie photo of the three is marvelous. The eyes of our dogs do express a lot.

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  15. In Boy Scout years ago I turned wood carving merit badge into finger carving merit badge.

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  16. Great painting on your carvings. you must have special paint that works for bark.

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    1. Just acrylic craft paint! Then I use a clear coat finish:)

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  17. Haha. Miss Miney is quite the expressionist. ^_^
    Your carvings are always so amazing. You do such wonderful work, Connie. I hope you all have a blessed weekend.

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  18. Your carvings are charming; some of them look like homes for tiny birds and some like homes for fairies or gnomes.

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  19. You are the wood whisperer! The carvngs are wonderful! But where the heck did you get 51°? We got a dumping of snow in the cities. Just kidding! It was even better today than yesterday. Hitting a fish fry tonight.

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  20. I love the whimsical little woodcarvings. Do you sell them?

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    1. Yes I do sell some, contact me by email:)

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  21. Your carvings look especially nice once painted and varnished. Their small size makes it easy to find spots to display them I would imagine.

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  22. I have a hand carved Santa in his longjohns that is carved out of cottonwood bark. I bought it at a craft fair in a little farm town in upstate New York when we were passing through on one of our travels.
    I am fascinated with your little carvings.

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  23. Yeah, we have one of those au natural lawns, too--once the drought got ahold of it :(

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  24. I love the wood carvings. These are sweet pics of the doggies, too. I wish you guys a good weekend.

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  25. Your carvings are great. I, too, am loving the warm weather. Have to keep reminding myself that it's too soon to put away the warm coats!

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  26. If a piece of wood ever decided it wanted to be a sheep... :-)

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  27. Was that ME you mentioned having won the snow stick contest? And I get one of your carvings? OMG! This is better than the lottery! Coming from you I will cherish it forever! I better check...I may not be the only "sam" in your followers....I do tend to get the cart before the horse sometimes!
    The picture of all the dogs together looks like a scene from Lassie! Such beautiful dogs.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie