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Project by Ellen posted 02-06-2010 07:28 PM 2366 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you know, every year I create a “Works of Heart” benefitting a local charity. This is a heart shaped leaf, that has a vine around the stem and placed into a limestone that I carved and placed onto an old piece of Bubinga. I put long oak dowel rods in the base to keep it from breaking.

I am liking making these leaf shapes and they really are beautiful. The leaf is carved out of maple. This entire sculpture is about 32 inches tall. The rod is made of aluminum.

I always love your feedback. Of course I finished it with tung oil and wax sanded to 4,000 grit.

-- Ellen -- http://www.goodadvertising.com/worksofheart/index.html





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#1 posted 02-06-2010 07:36 PM

Each year gets better and better Ellen an amazing piece so well done.

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 07:37 PM

Wow! Stunning!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 07:38 PM

Once again, absolutely amazing. I love your artistry and imagination. Question: What do you use to do the initial carving?
Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 07:44 PM

Beautiful Ellen….......I love your work!

AKA…......Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 07:50 PM

A truly beautiful piece, incorporating elements I hadn’t even considered. Inspiring!

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 07:54 PM

Truly a work of art and superb craftsmanship…........... really beautiful, unique and graceful

I love all of your work !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 08:35 PM

Ellen, you do very nice work. I hadn’t seen it before but I just looked at your beautiful projects.

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 08:51 PM

Fabulous as always Ellen.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 08:59 PM

Now that is woodworking!

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#10 posted 02-06-2010 09:47 PM

wow elllen…you wowed my socks off..just beautiful….and for a worthy cause…here is a feather in your cap…top notch…gruzzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 02-07-2010 02:52 AM

That is a beautiful piece.

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#12 posted 02-07-2010 03:07 AM

absolutely stunning
the little piece that keeps making me look again is the end of the leaf’s stem that is hooked around the vine – joining the two together

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 02-07-2010 04:54 AM

Beautiful look all around. I love it!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#14 posted 02-07-2010 05:25 AM

Ellen, I’m always in awe of your work…So impressive. You’re one of my favorite artist.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#15 posted 02-07-2010 08:43 AM

I’m speechless!! What a delicate piece of art. My humble admiration.

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