|Project by jjw5858||posted 01-24-2013 09:52 PM||788 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I thought it would do me some good to try out some new styles since as of late I had found myself getting into a rut with my spoon work. So looking around the web I saw some shorter more curvy styles and wanted to give one a go!
Again from what I have read this seems to still have the background of the wonderful Swedish styles of spoon making and trust me there are many to look at. I love the expression in this kind of work that is available for the carvers knife to explore.
I always push to show smooth lines as well as still keeping light carve marks all the while letting the piece flow as best as possible.
This work never tires me of finding confidence in other areas of woodwork. Many times I say to myself…..”it’s just like the spoon…..it’s carving and working at it.”
This is in Gray Birch and was a real joy to work with. This was a portion of limb that was tossed to the street in our neighborhood after Hurricane Sandy. It always inspires the hell out of me to see things change forms as wonderful ornaments or gifts to share again with lovers of craft work.
I take this work as an exciting obligation to rescue these limbs and make them full of life through ideas and design.
I hope this may be enjoyed by all of you and thanks for taking a look!
Be well and great shaves ahead!
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB