Probably a terrible day to write but I need to get out my frustration. As is often my case, I choose to carve things that are probably way over my head and then when I struggle, I wonder why I didn't see it coming. Currently working on several pieces but the major problem lies in a large in the round carving of Santa with Reindeer. I guess this would be non-realistic as it is turning out that way. First issue...only had a front view sketch of what this would look like but became so enamoured with it that I assured myself that I could figure out the rest. So here I am trying to figure out the back side of a deer and to finish off my frustration, the wood on the back side of the carving has turned very very punky. Time for a day or two off to look at it with fresh eyes and get my tools up to sharpness. Thinking of breaking out the foredom to get some of the shape work done and then back to hand tools. With some luck, tomorrow I will see the piece as loveable and just challenging.
Tags: Punky Wood