Far Guy and I have been taking a class on Bark Carving. The bark of a Cottonwood tree is very thick and suitable for carving. It has been an adventure.
I took a photo of all the carvings..each one is different.
Now for a carving story: I have very little fingerprint left on my index finger on my left hand. Listen up girls, just in case you need to ever identify my body and you aren't sure it is me..look for the non fingerprint. Anyway I was carving one day and sliced it off, yup part of the tip of my finger was laying there on the floor..Far Guy tended to me and got the bleeding stopped..it was really painful. My carving companions rescued my finger tip off of the floor just in case I wanted to have it sewed back on..thoughtful carvers. Far Guy wrapped it all up, I had a hard time looking at it. The next day I just left it covered, finally the second day I decided that I should look at it possibly while laying down so I wouldn't faint...low and behold, I could not get the bandage off. Far Guy had used gauze and it had grown into my finger..I could not get it to budge..I soaked it for a couple of hours..it still wasn't letting loose. There was nothing to be done ( well I suppose I could have just kept the bandage in place the rest of my life) except suck it up while laying on the couch and let Far Guy rip it off...owwie..since then I wear a steel mesh glove on my left hand..just in case..I have found that cuts are less severe with the gloves..however stabbings can still be a problem:)