Friday, January 10, 2014

Egg Head

I'm undecided whether this is an elf or a gnome, but he is definitely not a Santa! I was trying to give Mark Akers the last bit of my cash, and I saw a little carving similar to this, sitting on the table at his booth. I think Mark said he had been messing around with it at carving club or a show or something, so he didn't have any roughouts or pictures or anything. But he did have a large basswood egg, so of course I bought it! I took a few pictures of his, so I wouldn't forget why I bought it, and now, months later, I finally got started on it. This is the large, 5 inch size egg, and it was nice to carve something a little larger than what I've been working on. Thanks for looking!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Elf

This is a Gary Falin roughout that I saw at the Renegade Roundup last March. I've carved a few original designs the past year, but I think I've learned a few things by carving the designs of others, even though I end up "improving" them. Gary's work has a lot of intricacies and it is quite educational doing his roughouts. I'm really looking forward to the next one! Merry Christmas to all!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Ornaments

Whew! I am about carved out for Christmas! I did manage to get a few more Santa ornaments completed, but these may be the last holiday things I do for a bit, since I'm not sure I could finish and sell soething before next week. I'll stick these in my store at http://mikepounders.weebly.com and may take them to a Christmas party at work this week and see if I can sell a few more things. Not sure when the cutoff would be for shipping to someone for Christmas, but it is probably soon! Thanks for looking. These are around 3 inches tall and about an inch wide.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"New Web Site"

I was able to start an online store, where I can sell a few things, on my Weebly website, so I may start posting more things there. The website is mikepounders.weebly.com .It makes a nice looking website and , through Paypal, I can accept online payments with credit cards. We'll see how it works out!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Saint Nicholas"

Here is another Santa I just finished, based on a Michele Stetson roughout. I love the ornate style of painting that Michele was known for and have tried to incorporate that. I'm really pleased with how he turned out! Thanks for looking!