|Project by cathyb||posted 09-07-2011 12:45 AM||1524 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
My leopard is my body guard. He stands behind my desk and is always ready to attack an unauthorized intruder-so far that hasn’t been necessary. This piece is carved from mahogany and probably weighs 80 pounds. My son was in eighth grade when I carved this guy and he never liked him because the gnomes “freaked him out”. Really? They don’t seem scary to me.
The down side of carving-it takes a long, long time and the pieces cost plenty. I still own all my menagerie figures, but without any regret whatsoever.
-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com