Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ozark Flossing!

Harold Enlow has inspired a lot of carvers with his humor and his carvings. I have several of his books and this design has always been a favorite of mine, so here is my version of it. I like the look of bliss on this old feller's face as he carefully flosses, just like his dentist advised! I smile whenever I see him. I decided not to paint this one as I wanted the carving to show through and it seemed to go with the rustic nature of the piece. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

5 Minute Gnomes

I've been working on a lot of Santas for the holidays and  I wanted to have something I could carve on, as a demonstration or a small give-away for kids. I started looking at the 5 minute wizards, but decided to change it up a bit. These could be either gnomes or elves, but they're really just a wizard with feet and a little carving on the back for arms and clothes and such. I still haven't gotten as quick as 5 minutes, but I'm working on it! Thanks for looking!

"Whiskey River"

Here is a horse, from a Janet Cordell roughout. Janet doesn't have completed go-bys or photos; she kinda wants you to carve your own using what she teaches you about forms and anatomy. Which is good, since I was actually carving something else in her class and just listened to bits and pieces as she taught others to carve this horse! I loved the design and have managed to complete it after doing a little research. It stands about 10 inches tall and the title is from a Willie Nelson song. Thanks for looking!