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Checkmate - Revisiting Chicago Tree Art – 5* Pix

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Two years ago, I stopped by the Chicago Tree Art installation on located north on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive at Belmont Ave. 464 more words


Time to Upgrade 

After a year and with 15 pieces on my shoulders I began to wonder: is this the time for a level up?

I will always work with my hands but let’s face it: some techniques just requires specific tools. 49 more words


Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing - 10% to 30% Discounts on most items

Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store Closing in Monte Vista

The Rio Grande Art and Gifts Store will be closing doors on June 30, 2017.  Come and visit our store for unique gifts and art with 10% to 30% discounts on most items throughout the store located at 925 1st Ave, Monte Vista, CO in the Monte Villa Inn.   17 more words

Fiber Art

"Circle of life"

Wood: Pine
Time: 33 h
Tools: Scalpels

My second exercise of woodcarving. This was a nightmare to make. All these curves for a noob like me were quite hard to achieve, but the final result was nice to the eye. ;)



I would see it in the distance, close enough for it to look interesting but not close enough to appreciate the scale and incongruity. I would have been about six years old the first time. 736 more words

Some additions to Patterson Park

A woodcarver has been busy in the playground at Patterson Park.  Carvings have been made in some of the tall timbers.

‘Take off on an adventure at a moment’s notice’, ‘Find a lookout with a water view -it can change your perspective on everything’, and ‘Be yourself, everyone else is taken’. 68 more words


Rattlesnake Stick 67, and a Carved Stone Arrowhead Pendant

Hope you enjoy this update on what I’ve been up to which includes my carved Rattlesnake walking stick #67 plus a carved arrowhead pendant necklace that is made from Serpentine stone.

Mike Stinnett