Wood Carving

Dragestil

The Dragestil wood carving that I featured in my previous blog post was started in November of 2015 and I worked on it over time between other carving projects, completing it at the end of July this year. I like to keep a visual record of the process while working on a carving, posting pictures… Read More Dragestil

Wood Carving

Living With Craft

I am very happy to be participating for the first time in the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair held by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in Sunapee, NH. This is the first fair since I became a juried League member last fall, and although I won’t have a booth at the fair, I will have my… Read More Living With Craft

Wood Carving

Old Woman of the Night

This carving started because I wanted to express something about owls, snowy owls specifically. I started with a small image of an owl I had created many years ago in a painting – the owl itself measured only 1/2″ in diameter (below, left) – it was a small detail that I thought would work well… Read More Old Woman of the Night

Wood Carving

Irish Hare Wood Carving

I recently completed a carving in butternut wood of an Irish hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus). According to the Hare Preservation Trust: “The Irish hare . . . is the only species of lagomorph [which includes hares, pikas, and rabbits] native to the island of Ireland. Carbon dating of cave fossils has shown that hares were… Read More Irish Hare Wood Carving