This was a challenge for two reasons; 1/ the tree was three stumps that separated about 2 feet above the ground and 2/ I wanted a realistic sculpture of a snapping turtle that only a mother snapping turtle could love.😘:-)
This hungry guy is right beside the red winged blackbirds. He’s holding an actual black walnut nut.
I had three small stumps all together. They’re near the walking path by the museum. A high profile area. Darn tricky carving little bird into little trees.
Final day for getting my ducks in a row. Most challenging was the male duck feeding at the back of the line. Eventually got the look I wanted.
It was crazy windy and stormy out today. Got a half day of carving in. Worked on the wings and chrysalis’. Feeling good about it indeed.
I’m finally carving at Fairy Lake in Southampton. I’m tackling the biggest stump first, a monarch butterfly feeding on a milkweed flower. Chrysalis’ hang on the leaves. Much still to do. Muscles getting a good work out!
Packed and ready to go to the Southampton Art on the Fence tomorrow; August 6. Come and check out painters, wood workers and me! Down town by the flag pole.