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