Every Saturday, Padawan and I try to spend time carving while listening to the study going on just over the bookcase in the library at shul. We can get quite a bit carved while listening to a rousing debate on chronology or the finer points of the day's Torah reading.
Anyway, this past Saturday wasn't one of my best - for carving, I mean. Once in a while it happens that way...I just can't seem to get that gouge to hit just where I want it to. ::sigh:: Ah well, what can I say?
These two are for a local project; Mr. Spotted Owl doesn't look very spotted, does he? (reminds me of fuzzy-wuzzy!) And, the 'p' kinda lost something...but, it will work, I think.
(actual size 1.75" x 2.5")
I definitely wanted to carve a crow, as they are one of my favorite birds to watch and analyze their behaviors...they are so smart! This carve turned out a little better...
(actual size 2" x 2.25")
You just can't be stellar every day, I suppose.