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Project by skips posted 750 days ago 1025 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a manatee I carved out of Pine, she is 24 inches long and mounted on old barn board.

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#1 posted 750 days ago

Skip, I have to say you do some very lovely work…thanks for sharing with us

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 750 days ago

This is really good. Her coloring and features are so realistic. I like the drawing labelled “mermaid” :-)

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 750 days ago

Nice job! I like your carving and the board you mounted it on. Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 750 days ago

That pair are the most lifelike carvings I have ever seen. She even looks like she’s protecting her baby. Amazing talent you have. Hard to believe that ancient mariners thought these were beautiful mermaids. I think they had been at sea too long!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 749 days ago

Thank you all the great comments, and yeah they call them mermaids for being at sea too long and I think too much rum might had something to do with it.

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#6 posted 748 days ago

Very nice !
I love manatees -so seldom seen as art piece – and yours is particularily beautiful.

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#7 posted 579 days ago

I love this and all of your carvings. You are very talented!

-- that WOOD be cool..... JL

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