Earlier this summer I completed a small carving as a study for a larger project I hope to work on sometime over the winter – a red fox captured mid-leap, about to pounce on its prey. I created this smaller version as a way to test the idea I had for the painted finish –… Read More Leaping Fox Carving Study
I have some of my woodcarving work on display again this year at the Annual Craftmen’s Fair at the Mount Sunapee Resort, sponsored by of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The Fair opens on Saturday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 13th. As part of the Fair, a special exhibit is being held… Read More Living With Craft 2017
It feels so good to have this done and mounted in its frame. It is ready to be delivered tomorrow and it will join its friends by the end of the week when it gets hung in its permanent home. Then there will be one less empty space on the wall that needs filling!
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Celebrating the first International Day of Celtic Art with this #regram of one of my more traditional Celtic Art wood carvings, the Tree of Life Celtic Cross.
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I often get asked for recommendations of what tools to buy from people interested in beginning wood carving. It can be a confusing process – there are many good brands and hundreds of profiles to choose from. A lot of people start by buying a big set of tools for a large sum of money,… Read More Recommendations: Carving Tools
In the weeks following the election I have been overwhelmed with fear for the future. I’ve had a difficult time finding words to describe how I feel, or discussing those feelings with friends and family. As a way to break out of this tail-chasing cycle of fear I began trying to imagine the courage I… Read More Rune of Courage
I recently completed a carving called Flow Back, inspired by the return of the wild Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River. I read (this article) about how, against all odds, several salmon had returned to spawn last November after an absence of 200 years, even after a decades-long effort to return the fish to the… Read More Flow Back: The Return of the Atlantic Salmon
I have recently expanded my online experience to include Twitter and would be very happy to have you follow along: @LisaLaughy If you haven’t discovered me on Instagram yet you can find me @ninthwavedesigns. And as always, I am on Facebook at Ninth Wave Designs. You can always find links to these accounts and others… Read More Sociable
I recently created a small carving of a Celtic Cross at the request of a friend. I had the end section left over from the board I used to create the Dragestil mantel carving, a particularly lovely piece of Spanish cedar, and it was the perfect size for this project. This photograph shows the cross… Read More Tree-of-Life Cross
The Viking Dragon Guardian wood carving is now available for sale in the Ninth Wave Designs Etsy store. Hand carved in beautiful mahogany wood, I completed this carving last winter and am now making it available for sale. This carving is inspired by the art and style of the Viking Age – I created this… Read More Viking Dragon Guardian