"Behind Blue Eyes" #1: A week of carving

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Blog entry by mpounders posted 09-18-2011 06:09 AM 1316 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is what I started and worked on the past week at War Eagle, in the class taught by Adina Huckins. I think I am making some progress and I am pleased with how this one is turning out. I also did several smaller heads and I think I am finally getting some of the facial planes in properly. I sent photos of this back to my family and several people noticed some resemblance to my daughter, who is a blue-eyed blond. Hence the title ( I’m also a fan of the Who!”. More to come and I plan also to post pictures of others and their work at the seminar. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 09-18-2011 06:12 AM

Very nice Mike.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-18-2011 06:27 AM

seriously nice work Bud

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 09-18-2011 10:17 AM

I like not only the eyes but the chin and the mouth also.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#4 posted 09-18-2011 01:27 PM

well the whole darn piece is fantastic great work

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#5 posted 09-18-2011 02:12 PM

Go Mike !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#6 posted 09-18-2011 02:59 PM

another beaut comin to life

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 09-18-2011 04:09 PM

Coming along very… Very… Nicely!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 09-18-2011 06:05 PM

Go Mike Go beautiful as always

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 09-19-2011 02:09 AM

Wow, you are really improving and I am anxious to see how much better your carvings will be in another year. I can see how much you have improved during the past year and I am impressed!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 09-19-2011 03:08 PM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#11 posted 09-19-2011 07:00 PM

Mike, your work is so good and I always love to see it. What is the size of the wood that that came out of and is it basswood? Thanks

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 09-19-2011 09:19 PM

Thanks all! The wood is basswood, 4” thick, 6” wide, and 10” tall.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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