Wow.. time flies and another year has passed by. Though I didn't accomplish a great deal of carving, I did some. Took one class from Trudy carving my 1st bottle stopper. Carved a bark house for my land lady's 89th birthday gift. Put my 1st face in bark with the little Santa. Finished a Jon Nelson Santa for my sister, and 2 boxes I'd purchased from Sheila Hunter. My experiment with them was using the nail polish they paint decorations on finger nails with to color them. Also carved my 1st spoon for a wedding gift. I used Dave Stetsons little no eye Santa in bark and put a tree behind it.. and painted the bark for a donation for the free clinic. I have several things started and have decided to complete them before starting any new projects. I have only eyes and buttons to put on a Shiply sea captain - a row of wheat to put on a butternut vase and a biker dude that began as a cowboy 2 yrs ago! I also have a large piece of bark started. So much to do.. so little time. I really need to buy a lotery ticket and WIN.. so I could just carve instead of going to a job each day. All I need to do is remember to purchase a ticket next time I'm in MT.
Happy New Year Carvers. I hope it's a great year for all of us.