|Project by MichaelA||posted 12-23-2014 11:49 PM||696 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
These carvings all came from the same black walnut round. Every time I sliced off a piece to shape the Indian a new shape emerged in the scrap. The pieces just formed themselves. I couldn’t find the heart to throw them away. They kept staring at me and it was getting to my nerves. So I scratched at them a little and threw some oil on them. It must of satisfied them because I returned to carving my Indian. Walnut has been very fun to carve and lets your chisel track and cut nicely. This wood has proven to me to be the most difficult to stay to one image. I could never technical carve this wood I would loose my mind and never even make the block out. This Indian reminds me of a Indian I once saw in the clouds. So I named him Thunder Cloud. Best wishes to all and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"