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Gnomes Alert!

The box of Meranti is proving to be very fun and challenging. There are so many pieces and sizes to pick and choose. Soon after the flat head Citizen and Gnome, I immediately started on the glued two piece to carve another Giant Gnome. 30 more words


The master woodcarver at work


One of my many talents as a child, pretending to carve a large statue with my little chisel. This is how I kept busy on the weekends in my fancy outfit. 7 more words

Stone faces in Baillieston Road

Don’t really know why I’ve never pointed a camera at these three characters before, I’ve both seen and passed them often enough.

Collecting something else, I decided today was their day, and grabbed a couple of shots as I walked past. 87 more words


A new tiki is born… part 3…

I have done some more work on the mouth. After the bark lips started to fall off, I had to flatten the remainder out, so I had to make the whole face a little deeper in the wood. 147 more words


Internal Design

Inside every rock there is a statue; you just need to chip the rock off. Just like every log is a totem pole; you just need to widdle the wood off.

Words As Art Medium

Quá trình điêu khắc ngọc cổ

Bài viết này giới thiệu lại quá trình điêu khắc ngọc cổ theo bộ “Tranh chế tác ngọc”, do Lý Trừng Uyên (李澄渊) vẽ vào năm Quang Tự thứ 17 (1891) đời nhà Thanh, tổng cộng có 12 bức, được lưu trữ tại khu trưng bày đồ chế tác bằng ngọc của Bảo tàng Cố cung (dịch từ bản gốc tại… 3,022 more words


A new tiki is born… part 2… and our first technical glitch...

The new tiki is coming alive. There is something sad and very earnest about the eyes that I like, and the big grin might end up looking cute. 266 more words