|Project by Heidi Neely||posted 09-16-2009 10:09 PM||2476 views||5 times favorited||31 comments|
These are my first 5 carvings that I have completed so far since picking up the carving bug…lol!
They aren’t the greatest, but I really enjoyed making them. All were carved out of maple, with the exception of the angel which was pine. Keith posted all of these in his project section for me previously, I believe….but I wanted to have something in my project section…so I’m just re-posting them : )
The Violet carving was my 1st, followed by the butterfly one (I love butterflies), next I believe I did the mermaid, and then the angel which I carved for my daughter. Her middle name is Rose, and her nickname is “Rosebud”...so in this carving I am the angel looking after my beautiful “Rosebud”. It has sentamental value to her and I…so even though it’s probably the crudest carving job out of all of them I think it’s the project that means the most to me so far. Lastly, the one of the woman that I call “exposed”. It represents the vulnerability that is felt when you expose yourself (both literally, and emotionally).
Like I said, not the best…but they’re my very first attempts at carving. Dispite the random cuts on the fingers from slips of the chissels, several splinters, and knuckle scrapes…and ALOT of glue to repair what I unintentionally broke off…I very much enjoyed making each of these.
-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”