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this was a 10 ft 4 0inch dia log I wanted to capture the feel of my old koi carving in a larger size so off to work I went turned out to be fun and enjoyable hope you all like the outcomeWizz
-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"
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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)
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#1 posted 07-14-2011 02:56 PM
That is just beautiful! What did you use to make the eyes black? I love koi! They look so flowing on this piece. You do such a wonderful job and I really admire your talent!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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#2 posted 07-14-2011 03:35 PM
This is truly beautiful, congratulations, you are very talented.
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#3 posted 07-14-2011 03:54 PM
Cool! What kind of wood/log is that?
-- Jason - Aim High!!
#4 posted 07-14-2011 03:56 PM
why thank you Sheila,the eyes are made from ebony,had some left over from another carving so I just shaped them into eyes ,seemed to work greatyour zest for writing still floors me lolJim
#5 posted 07-14-2011 03:57 PM
thanks BertJason its a cottonwood and no someone else got the bark….lol
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#6 posted 07-14-2011 05:54 PM
Very impressive! Did you know that the largest recorded live koi is near 60” long?
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
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#7 posted 07-14-2011 05:59 PM
I look at LJ every day but don’t comment often but I had to say that I really like this lawn sculpture! I have a Koi pond I built in my back yard almost 10 years ago and they are cool fish. Your piece of art does a great job of capturing something special about them.
Congrats on a fine piece of art.
-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.
#8 posted 07-14-2011 06:13 PM
thanks guys Im doing as best as I can….after all its my job to amaze youlol
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#9 posted 07-15-2011 01:35 AM
Absolutely beautiful! What an incredible talent you have- vision applied. Lovely.
-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."
#10 posted 07-15-2011 01:39 AM
rivergirl…those kinda remarks make me try harder to do better
#11 posted 07-15-2011 01:41 AM
I don’t know if that is possible wizzard. :) I think you are pretty much at the top of the coi heap. :)
#12 posted 07-15-2011 02:00 AM
whew,,,,,beats the dung heap lol
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#13 posted 11-23-2011 01:38 AM
Well I for one am AMAZED so you are vindicated. That is truly nice work.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith
#14 posted 12-02-2011 07:20 PM
jumbo thanks new stuff coming soon
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