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Project by MichaelA posted 12-23-2014 11:49 PM 671 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"





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shipwright

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 12:01 AM

The eyes, Michael. They look right into my soul.
I love to see all of your work but these ancient men of the plains really speak to me of the hard lives they have led and the knowledge and experience they have gained. You give them life.

Merry. Christmas to you and Terry Lynne and have a great 2015.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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MichaelA

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 12:10 AM

Thank You Shipwright. I always enjoy your art. I only make it online very seldom nowadays. Merry Christmas to you and keep on sharing all the knowledge you have acquired it’s a wonderful gift.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Woodbridge

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 01:46 AM

outstanding carvings. The two figure heads are superb, especially the piercing look of the eyes.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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mike1950

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#4 posted 12-24-2014 02:29 AM

Beautiful work.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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MichaelA

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 04:12 AM

Thanks Peter and Mike for your nice comments.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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Eli Adamit

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#6 posted 12-26-2014 05:30 PM

Very nice. Each one of the sculptures should be on a different page. you invest a lot of work on it and each one deserve its won stage.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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