It’s caramel apple season. Here is another version of
lengthening Apple. I carved a stick, carve the hole on top. This time he was
dumped in a vat of hot sticky caramel. Not really, just paint him with a dark
brown and double sprayed with deft. Now he is ready for the autumn season.
Well, the weather is getting a little nippy here in Minnesota.
Gone are the days of 100+ weather and now some of the leaves are starting to
fall from the trees. Furthermore, to is the season to see Halloween stuff that
the department stores with at least one row of Christmas cards, tree stands,
and Christmas lights. With that, I am starting a new series carving St.
Nicholas which is one of my patterns from my vintage Santa carving book. Hope you
will enjoy this one.
Last weekend was Grand Rapids Minnesota’s Goods from the
Woods show. I consider that show as the kick-off of the Holidays Arts and
Crafts pre-season. So to start things off for the up-coming season, here is a
familiar figure for those who enjoy the Christmas holiday favorite’s movie –
The Christmas Story. Here is poor Ralphie stuck wearing his Christmas present
from his aunt who can’t remember that Ralph is a boy and not a girl. Oh, well
Ralph, you’ll get your Red Rider Action Shot BB Gun (with the Cumberland stock)
shortly. (You put BB holes in those PJs, just don’t let you mother find out).
To answer a comment on how I clean up my carvings to finish
the carvings as I’ve been preaching at the end of my videos, I have (attempted)
to create a short video to demonstrate that process. Hope this video would help
show you my process on cleaning up the finished carving.
I thought I’d take a break while getting ready to queue up
the next round of wood carving. In the mean time, I thought I’d show some of
the wood carvings done here in Minnesota at our state fair. I put some carvings
in too, got some blue and red ribbons, but none on those I thought deserved
something. Any ways, I won’t cry or blame the judges, yet. Here is quite a
variety of different wood carving in wood working.