Dé Sathairn 19 Meán Fómhair 2009


went to cut the base flat on the santa, and the saw had other plans...


ripped it right out of my hand and threw it. really no easy way to clamp carvings for cutting after they've been carved, and cutting driftwood before would limit the possibilities of the wood.

it was easily salvaged though, and i think ended up being better for it. i realized while fixing it, that i never got around to mentioning the second reason i cringe at painting my carvings.



the grain.

i love wood grain. infinitely variable and, when present, always interesting. nature is the ultimate artist.

done carving it....


...at least for tonight anyway.


edit: DAMNIT!!! i just saw the other divot in the beard, visible in the photo above. definitely NOT done carving it...

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