"Yully" the Elf Wizard, Wood Spirit by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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I introduce to you “Yully” the Elf Wizard. He really turned out great! He’s a very wise soul. He is always cheery and passes wonderful energy to all who are around him. “Yully” inspires the Elves to pitch in and they all have such a Wonderful time doing anything just because they are all together. He is truly inspired where ever he goes and takes advantage of every moment. He has great vision and knows just what each moment demands to offer harmony and tranquility to all that understand.



I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 8” tall x 6” wide x 3” deep.

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.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 11-30-2013 04:29 AM

Looks like Donald Sutherland!

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 11-30-2013 06:34 AM

Very cool carving.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-30-2013 07:29 AM

great Carving, detail is fab!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 11-30-2013 08:13 AM

Beautiful piece of art.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 11-30-2013 10:00 AM

Possibly the best I have ever seen

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

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#6 posted 11-30-2013 10:30 AM

Excellent carving as always Gary…the face has so much character in it…Excellent.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 11-30-2013 10:57 AM

Hello Gary,
this is really a beautiful piece off carving.
Thank you for showing.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 11-30-2013 01:27 PM

jeepers, you are good!

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#10 posted 11-30-2013 02:31 PM

Wow! Such great expression on his face

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#11 posted 11-30-2013 04:27 PM

Thank you all so much!! I really appreciate all of your comments!!


-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#12 posted 11-30-2013 04:38 PM

Now that is Talent!!! Beautiful piece of work, I am truly amazed at that, talk about detail. Keep up the excellent work.

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#13 posted 12-01-2013 01:50 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#14 posted 12-01-2013 03:33 AM

Very nice. You do a terrific job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#15 posted 12-02-2013 12:09 AM

Beautiful! .............. ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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