It is a wonderful hobby, and the guys will say that buying supplies …wood, knives, gouges and various bits to fit power carvers is just like women who quilt or sew that never have enough fabric.
Sooner or later everyone finds their niche in carving. Mine is little bark houses and buildings. Far Guy carves flowers. Many of the guys carve ducks and birds. Sheila who is very talented even carved a old fashioned doll complete with movable joints.
We had an “artist” that joined us three times, he was going to carve one of those drugstore Cigar Indians…life size….he never returned. We had one weird guy show up and spread out all his carvings on a towel and then just sit there and stare at people, it was as if he was marking his spot.( Like male dogs mark theirs.) People come and go within the group some are snow birds and some take the summers off. There are about 8 of us that show up once a week…but that number can swell to 20.
This spring Far Guy designed and carved a Coneflower
I painted it for him it is a Purple Coneflower!
The flower head was covered with bits of bark that I was carving one day. He made good use of my chips.
At the present time I am working on Christmas Ornaments, my goal is to carve and get one ready to paint every day. Far Guy finished his newest flower that is a beauty and he has asked me to paint it for him. I took photos and will share them after it is complete. I would venture to guess that he has about 100 hours in his latest carving.
I love following along on your and FG's carving projects. These coneflowers are so realistic.
A beautiful Purple Coneflower. Far Guy has captured the specialness of it.
I like the painting you did on it, too. BOTH of you captured the specialness.
I have followed your carvings over the years and am constantly amazed at how good they are, both of you are very talented. I love that beautiful coneflower. :-)
You both are such creative artists! The coneflower and painting of it are really good.
That is stunning!!!
When my wife and I taught adult art classes we had similar different kinds of people come and go in the class. Some would show up and then never returned. Others became close friends and one gave me a painting the other day that he had done in our class. He wanted us to remember him with the painting gift.
I also really like the coneflower sculpture You both are very good at the 3 D art.
I love coneflowers!!! They are beautiful and seem to be hardy.
You and FG make a great team!
I am so impressed by the carvings you and FG produce. That coneflower is wonderful!
It's quite wonderful
You are amazingly talented! Well done, Connie!
Truly talented, and what great work. Greetings!
The flowers that FarGuy carves look so difficult! I suppose it's the thin petals and leaves. Of course I love the total charm of your darling wonky houses, too. You each have your own style. That's a lot of talent for two people. ;)
Ah, wood carving. Such memories. ( both good and bad) Don't be to hard on that creepy guy, I can relate a bit. Sometimes woodcarvers simply do not have the social skills to sell or socialize with fellow carvers. If you ever go to a carving convention, it is filled with wierdos. ( I know, I was one of them) But carving is a fun hobby. It's always fun to see people get into it and what they like to carve. Very nice.
It's good that you can find a hobby and become completely absorbed by it.
That Coneflower is amazing! I can't believe how realistic it looks!
Beautiful carving of the coneflower!
It is perfect! Looks just like the Coneflower that are blooming here.
Wow Far Guy is very talented! Beautiful
That is gorgeous!
This coneflower is beautiful - I am anxious to see the next completed project :)
That coneflower is beautiful! You and your hubby do great work.
I believe the 100 hours or more~ the skill required to make something so delicate!
It is beautiful and so realistic. I love the fact that you used bark shavings for the cone part....it looks so real! Your paint job is also perfect with shades and hues like a real flower....not just all the same color. What a team you 2 are!
I agree about the hobby 'tools and supplies'.....I can't get enough....was looking at more fabric this morning! LOL!
love the cone flowers - beautiful
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