Friday, July 30, 2010

"Dashing through the Snow"

I carved quite a bit in my hotel room while I was in Dallas this month for training. I've been trying to finish up all the carvings that I started and had waiting for paint.

I have a friend who collects snowmen and she persuaded me to carve one last year, which my daughter confiscated. So I carved a different one for my friend. This is my first one this year and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can at least post some pictures before they start grabbing at it! They are kinda fun to carve, but not as easy as I thought they would be.

I had the idea of a snowman flying down a hill on a sled, with his cap and coat flapping in the breeze. I wanted to try and give a sense of movement and motion with position of the body, the coat and the cap. I got to try a few new techniques (new to me) and also my first attempt at snow (on the base). I like the way it turned out. Still learning as I go.

I am also posting some Santa ornaments that I have been stocking up on. I have created a new "For Sale" gallery in my photo gallery that I hope will make it easier for people to see what I have available and how much I think you should pay me! We'll see if it works a little better. I am still waiting to hear on the contests I entered, but I suspect the only prize I may get is more experience! We'll see!
 As always, thanks for looking!