Thursday, September 22, 2011

Well, tis the season to say that it is almost the time to say tis the season. I carve these pumpkins all with just smiles on their faces. I dropped one of the pumpkins and his face changed to a fearful cry. Then I saw that all the pumpkins faces changed. One hollered ‘Look Out!’ Another pumpkin just frowned at me, while the others though it was just plain funny. As the comedian said, “It’s funny till someone gets hurt, then it become hilarious!” Now their faces are stuck. Oh well.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This year at the Minnesota State fair I was awarded the American Swedish Institute Award for my flat plane carving of Santa Lucia. This was a fun carving to carve, however, the candles break off easily. I may have to pull them off and shorten them a bit. Wonder what I have for them next year.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Here is another example of my work feathering a Civil War Bust. This is a Confederate general, no particular name or likeness to any famous soldier. I use many old time photographs of a Confederate general and created my own wood carving bust. That is the fun about creating; it doesn’t have to be about someone if you use photographs to get where you want to go.