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Royal Crest at NUI Galway

Here are a few pictures which I took some time ago of a disused royal crest carved ‘in the round’ at the National University of Ireland Galway. 66 more words

Britain

96 Days & Counting - How to carve a Pumpkin & keep it fresh!

Hi All,

Only 96 Days to go!
Today I want to look at Pumpkins.  The classic favourite of any traditional Halloween home, both in the US & UK. 584 more words

Halloween

Rock Carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

This picture was taken in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Not sure what it tries to show, with the animals and men.

Is it just showing ordinary life at the time?

Needs more research . . . .  . . . . . . . .  .

Travel

Pair of Galloping Wooden Horses

This is a pair of hand carved galloping horses. Each horse measures apprx 14 1/2″ L x 8 1/2″ H and the base of each horse is 13 1/2″ L x 2 1/4″ W apprx. 51 more words

Arts And Crafts

Green Man in the Woods

While on a walk at Westminster Ponds yesterday, I came across a Green Man someone has carved in a big old dead tree trunk. He keeps watch in the woods!

© Sheila Creighton 2014

Photography

Carved stone – but where from?

When Mike was preparing ground for the Centenary Seat on the village green, his fork hit something hard. After a tussle, Mike came up with a piece of rather nicely carved sandstone. 147 more words

Museum

African Ebony

The English word “ebony” comes from the Ancient Egyptian word “hbny” (well, that is actually an approximation: I cannot find the vulture, asp, or little man characters on my keyboard). 260 more words

Art