Sunday, January 14, 2018

Latest Woodcarving

Far Guy has been working on a woodcarving since last summer.  When he told me what he wanted to carve…I thought oh my is it possible?  He put it aside to help with the 100 fish for the Christmas ornaments.

Each petal is carved individually and then anchored into the stem. (Itty bitty holes are drilled, the petal end is sharpened and fit into the tiny holes and glued in place.) 

Asters before

The base is a piece of mesquite that came from our friend Norm’s stash.  No doubt he picked it up in Arizona. 

Saturday Far Guy asked…”What is your plan for the day?” I replied dishes, laundry and then I will find a photo of your Aster to see about the color you want it….he smiled. As I was blending the colors to get it just perfect..he hovered like an expectant father.

drying

He has little holes on his carving station that holds many of his small projects.  He helped me paint the stems and leaves and after I finished the flower parts he sealed the whole work of art.

Asters after

It is just perfect.   A one of a kind…I am not sure he will ever design and carve another one like it.

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32 comments:

  1. Amazing. Work of art. I am just amazed.

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  2. It's lovely. Lots of patience required to do all those small petals.

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  3. Unbelievably beautiful!!! Both of you are so talented.

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  4. How beautiful, obviously he's very talented. And patient.

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  5. Lovely - and nothing like a team effort!

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  6. Wow, that is just beautiful. Very nice!!! I wouldn't believe it was wood.

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  7. What a great talent - both of you!

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  8. So cute and pretty ! Great job guys !

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  9. Oh wow! How beautiful! You are both so talented and make a great team!

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  10. It's lovely! Talent and patience on display....

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  11. WOW! My goodness! What amazing talent!!!

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  12. Lovely! So many tiny pieces, Far Guy must have a lot of patience. I think you got the colour of the flowers just perfect!

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  13. Oh, that is just beautiful! Wow and congratulations to both of you for creating such a fine work of art. :-)

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  14. Oh my! Those flowers are so dainty! Nice work

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  15. OMG! That is glorious! So delicate against that gnarled hunk of wood. Painted perfectly. What a treasured work of art!! :)

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  16. Lovely Aster! I can't imagine having the patience to carve the narrow petals.
    And the colour is lovely.

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  17. I'm impressed . The guy's got talent. Rater detailed work.

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  18. I love it! I am very impressed by the talent and work that lovely piece represents.

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  19. diane in northern wisJanuary 14, 2018 at 9:51 PM

    Wow....such beautiful asters! Incredible. Love it. Wish I owned it! God bless you and your amazing talents Far Guy and Far Side.

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  20. Oh how priceless is this! Your guy has a lot of talent

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  21. What a lot of intricate work. You are right: it is just perfect!

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  22. Oh my! Far Guy is an artist! It is so delicate and just beautiful! You guys make a great team....I imagine you always have.

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  23. I love reading Christmas cards and letters too. This is the first year in many that we have not sent out a letter. Love Far Guys carving... so pretty.

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  24. The whole piece is so great. He did a great job on the wildflowers. The base is perfect for displaying them.

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