I was demonstrating making clay models to the carving club last year and came up with this little face. She had such a winsome look, that I had to finish her out and she turned into this witch. But it has taken a while to get her even cut out on the band saw! I finally completed her this weekend and she turned out pretty good. I especially like her face and the details on the hand. She might make a good rough out, since you could carve the hands in different positions or holding different things, and she could probably be easily converted to a hillbilly, wizard, or cowboy. My original idea was to have her holding a frog behind her back for the "trick", but I couldn't get it to look right. The club/bat should be more persuasive for reluctant contributors! Thanks for looking!
It's been forever since I've posted anything. Work, personal stuff, and health things have kept me pretty busy for several months, but I have been able to carve and design some. I did a few ornaments at Christmas for family and have sold a few carvings and canes. A guy in the carving club wanted me to do a clay model for him to get some rough outs made from. A carving magazine asked to write and article that hopefully will be published in the summer of 2016. I'm finally starting to carve this little witch I designed so I'll have something new to add soon! Thanks for looking!