Bulgarian " glupotevitsi"

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Project by MariyaArts posted 03-16-2012 08:16 PM 1806 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Material: Walnut and Hornbeam
Measurements: 15.75”/27.56” or 40cm/70cm


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#1 posted 03-16-2012 08:35 PM

That is some very beautiful carving… GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Larry, Elberton Wood Works,

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 08:36 PM

the 3-d effect is totally awesome! Wow! you are a talented individual, an amazing carver, and a very awesome artisan.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 08:56 PM



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#4 posted 03-16-2012 09:32 PM

AWESOME, this is an incredible piece of art!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 09:41 PM


Your craftsmanship is impeccable as always and I love the whimsical story that you’re depicting.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 09:55 PM

wow that carving is so beautiful

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 10:17 PM

I think this one is my favourite so far Mariya. I love it.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 10:31 PM

Great carving, detail is beautiful, how long did it take?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 11:18 PM

Wow Mariya, beautiful!! Is this a recent work?

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#10 posted 03-17-2012 12:14 AM

Wow, I like it a lot. Your carvings are impeccable.
Is there a story to this carving? By that I mean a story beyond what meets the eye here, and there is a lot that can be gleaned from just looking it. As I look at it, I wonder if there isn’t some folklore here also that I am ignorant of?

-- Mel,

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#11 posted 03-17-2012 01:25 AM

You never fail to impress us with your work.fantastic!....peace ..shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#12 posted 03-17-2012 02:58 AM

Your on your game

dont loose sight of it, you consistently push your barriers, and thats nice to see, dedication, perseverance and self discipline are the seeds needed to win at anything.

Stay focused and be wary of the road to stardom.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 03-17-2012 05:49 AM

That is realy great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#14 posted 03-17-2012 07:40 AM

Thank you SO much!
Yes, it’s folklore, clothing, interior,all !
In Bulgarian folklore, have a many proverbs.
Here I looked with more humor to one.
The idea locked in this work is the experience with joint efforts to overthrow the little devil.
But they are so stupid!They trying to look for him on the moon,but he is inside them.
How closer they come,so more they naked became .This is their payment for the pursuit of an illusion!

In this carving have one mistake! Can anyone to find it? :)

This is very labor intensive work, it took me several months.
This is not my last job.


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#15 posted 03-17-2012 08:08 AM

very nice work mariya

the second man up has three right arms !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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