I struggled with the research and development of the ornament that I wanted to carve this year. Time was running out and so I made the decision to switch to another idea…and that one worked out just fine.
We try to make the ornaments one of a kind…although we carve the same main design painting makes them individual.
We start with the general shape and carve from there.
We like to carve outside and let the chips fall where they may. After a few carving sessions Chance starts to drag in bits of wood…so then Far Guy uses the leaf blower to blow the shavings off the patio.
I paint inside…at first I was using paint brushes that stood up in a cup to hang the drying ornaments on… then Far Guy made me a dryer…a board with a screw in the top that was connected to the peanut butter jar. It worked really well and I could paint 12 at a time!
There are no two that are exactly alike. 101 were carved. They are supposed to look like rustic fish decoys.
Leave me a comment with the name of your favorite Christmas Movie to be entered in the ornament give away. Sunday at 8PM my time I will draws some winners!
I am certain after last summer I could carve a fish blind folded.