|Project by wiz||posted 08-13-2014 08:46 PM||1372 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
I have no patterns so every piece that I carve is one of a kind. I introduce to you “Lander”, a very cheery Elf Wizard. He is peaceful to be around but loves a good laugh. “Lander” is witty and inventive and is always tinkering. He loves a good challenge. He is often found in the shop into the wee hours of the night whittling and shaping to his hearts content. The wonderful goodies he creates are prized to any who might be the recipients. He has the warmest heart and he is so full of Love and Gratitude. Quick to forgive, “Lander” is the most easy going Elf Wizard to be around. He is Loved by the entire Woodland Community. He is quite a character!
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He measures 14 3/4” tall x 4 3/4” wide x 4” deep.
This piece is flat on the back so he can can hang on the wall ! I have signed him Wiz on the back as well.
He is carved out of an old growth pine knot. A pine knot is what a branch does when it goes into the trunk of a pine tree. The tree dies, rots and falls over, and the trunk eventually rots away leaving the knot. Very few of these are good to carve as the sun bakes them and eventually the critters eat them. It is my favorite wood to carve faces and fish with.
-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com