When things slow down at work, I sometimes get to carve a bit in my office! I keep an extra glove, thumb guard, and a utility knife in my drawer, and it can be very calming to whittle on a ball or ornament or something for a few moments. I did this guy this afternoon, inspired by Don Mertz and Dave Stetson. He’s a little guy, about 2 1/2 inches total. I like the challenge of using using the utility knife to put details in such a small carving, although neither as small or detailed as Don’s stuff. I’m trying to practice the “exagerated realism” that Dave talks about. This one kinda looks like a relative of Jimmy Carters? Made the afternoon pass quickly and I may convert him to a bottle stopper when I get home. Thank’s for looking!
-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com