I have recently, for the most part, usually (!), been keeping busy with running my household, driving kids in circles for extra-curricular activities, fiber crafts (crochet, spinning) and trying to learn how to sew in order to create garb for our new SCA hobby, but I have also managed to find a little time to doodle with some wood carving.
This is my current work in process. I had this stick, some unidentified hardwood. I had no plan, but it is turning out to a piece resembling native American carvings. I am not native American, so this is not representative of any particular people, I’m simply reproducing animals in a generic style that is reminiscent of old native artwork. The stick is about 20” long and has the diameter, of, say, a US quarter.
Here’s what I have so far -
(part of the fish ... bear…. eagle – the eagle is the top)
(fish… wolf … snake)
(top of carving, eagle … bear… fish… wolf)
I am handcarving this with exacto craft knives, and am hoping to, once done, sanded, and possibly oiled or finished somehow (??? not sure about this part) to create a nice leather strap, or beaded weaving, and make a wall hanging of it.
(edit – now with photos unscrambled!)
-- "My plate is full, I can't possibly take on anything more... Oh, look! A project!"