I carved a maple stump in a backyard into a bird bath with three birds at its rim. The birds are a cardinal, blue jay and a chicakdee. It was a real challenge carving with a chainsaw such small scale birds. Plus the heat was fierce as there was no wind or shade with a […]
I’m thrilled to have had the privilege of creating a carving for the 25th year of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Hope the birders are OK with my ‘likeness’ of a redstart bird😁
After much fussing, I got the redstart connected to the hands. Studied a range of bird books to get an acceptable colour scheme for the bird. Airbrush is a nice tool. 😊
Through the flying wood chips, sleet, rain and gusty winds, I did have fun carving at the Tara Craftshow for two days. Met a lot of great people.
Today, carved two stumps by Lake Huron in the park. Pierced carving allows the back lit stumps to show off the light from Lake Huron. The rabbit is in a stump with a large rotten core. That’s why he’s fat to avoid the rotten core.
The large carving project for Saugeen Shores has now begun. The task is 20 carvings at 18 locations across the North Shore Park, Port Elgin. Stump #1 is by the kids splash pad, thus I want a ‘wet theme’ with a frog, a duck and eventually some cattails. This picture is just the start. Thrilled […]
These four bearded guys are pondering about … many things. Carved from my cedar cutoffs from larger carvings. Great accent pieces in your outdoor decor or inside the cottage/house where much thinking occurs.
A devastating semi tornada severely damaged many trees in the Port Elgin harbour park To start the beautification of this highly popular area, many plans are underway by Saugeen Shores. One of these plans is the carving of some of the remaining cedar stumps. Numerous stumps have been identified across the park that I will […]
This woodpecker carving didn’t fair well in the outdoors, so he came back to the shop for some TLC. Bit of a process, but ready to head out for the the summer of 2022.
It’s winter, gotta carve snow. After the last melt and snow dump, carved a big ‘little dog’.