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"Ridder" wood spirit wood carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 10-29-2013 02:48 AM 3744 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “Ridder” the Elf Wizard. He really turned out great! He’s a very wise soul. He is full of wit and charm. “Ridder” has such a wonderful energy and lifts the spirits of all that he is around. He is amongst the leaders in his community as he has a sense of the Way of things. He speaks from his heart and not his mind. To Love being here and to be Grateful for all that is are the only rules that guide him. He is trusted by all who know him. There is a lot of detail for such a small carving. He is pretty special to me. Nice smile and a very positive energy.

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I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 12 1/2” tall x 3 1/2” wide x 1 3/4” deep. This piece of wood has a great shape!

He is carved out of an old growth pine knot. A pine knot is what a branch does when it goes into the trunk of a pine tree. The tree dies, rots and falls over, and the trunk eventually rots away leaving the knot. Very few of these are good to carve as the sun bakes them and eventually the critters eat them. It is my favorite wood to carve faces and fish with.

The pine knots do change color over time. Some change quickly and some change slowly. They go from a light yellow to an orange color, I am assuming from the UV light. Some are deeper orange than others. The orange color is a much warmer color than the yellow. I like it just as well.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com





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BusterB

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#1 posted 10-29-2013 02:51 AM

Awesome….nice work wiz

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 10-29-2013 03:12 AM

Amazing wood spirit. Love your work !!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 10-29-2013 05:55 AM

Another fantastic carving great job.

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#4 posted 10-29-2013 05:57 AM

You sure keep up a good rate of production of such minutely detailed work. Great stuff!

-- Dreaming patterns

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wiz

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#5 posted 10-29-2013 04:41 PM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments!!!

I do carve a lot, Deon. But a few of the carvings that I have posted were done a little while back.

<(8^)

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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#6 posted 10-29-2013 06:01 PM

great carving, detail and expression are wonderful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#7 posted 10-29-2013 06:48 PM

That’s very impressive.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-29-2013 09:04 PM

Thats a great work. ill check out your site.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#9 posted 10-29-2013 11:55 PM

Sweetness, in is a very cool looking dude!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 10-30-2013 01:12 AM

Outstanding…

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#11 posted 10-30-2013 09:29 PM

Frickin awesome!!

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#12 posted 11-01-2013 01:56 PM

He looks amazing and very adorable. Awesome carving on beautiful wood. Excellent job!

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#13 posted 11-01-2013 03:23 PM

Gary, this is another wonderful carving. You have a lot of talent.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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