Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wrinkled Elf

I'm going to try and and work on Christmas stuff while doing my other carvings in order to keep a little ahead on those items. It is easy to get burnt out on Santas and stuff during the holidays, so hopefully it will help if I get a little bit of inventory stocked up. This is just a simple little elf, in a style similar to the last Santa I did last year. I am trying to get a level of realism with the wrinkles and such, so as to make it seem almost alive. Elves are magical creatures and hopefully it will add a little to the magic of the holidays with an ornament like this peeping out from your tree. I generally get $30 each for my ornaments, if anyone sees something they like!

Here's the link to more photos of my work:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Simple Canes

I'm taking a break on the complex hickory cane to contemplate if and how much more I want to carve and burn. I have posted some additional pictures of what I have completed so far and it is looking prtty good! Here are some simple designs I wanted to try that should be priced to sell since I only have afew hours in each. The frog is may favorite but the bamboo is very light and comforatble to walk with. I used holly and birch for the handles. The shaft for the frog is privet hedge, crape myrtle for the hog, and bamboo for the flower. Thanks for looking.