"West Willie" the Elf Wizard carved by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

  • Advertise with us
Project by wiz posted 12-12-2013 03:46 AM 1758 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “West Willie” the Elf Wizard. He’s a very wise soul. He is always cheery, even under huge pressure. “West Willie” has such a wonderful energy and lifts the spirits of all that he is around. He is inspiring to all that he meets. He loves passing on his Wizdom but is a very good listener. Peace and Joy are always with him, wherever he goes. He is loved by all and welcomed in all woodland gatherings. The shape of this piece of wood is very special. Most of the knots that I get are straight on the sides. I love working the hair into the sweeping sides. There is a lot of detail in this carving. This is the link to him in my etsy shop:



I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 14” tall x 5 1/2” wide x 2 3/4” deep.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

21 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

17917 posts in 1375 days

#1 posted 12-12-2013 03:48 AM

I am so impressed by the detail and how clean your work is. Truly awesome work.

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

View Druid's profile


916 posts in 1833 days

#2 posted 12-12-2013 03:55 AM

Absolutely wonderful!!! He’s alive and full of joy!!!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

View Jimthecarver's profile


1123 posts in 2823 days

#3 posted 12-12-2013 04:06 AM

Incredible job

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


16421 posts in 2713 days

#4 posted 12-12-2013 04:24 AM

Fantastic carving!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View redryder's profile


2315 posts in 2139 days

#5 posted 12-12-2013 04:40 AM

Great character…......................

-- mike...............

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

13995 posts in 2143 days

#6 posted 12-12-2013 05:04 AM

Gary, that is so real looking, you are truly the Wiz of carving!! Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View a1Jim's profile


113725 posts in 2614 days

#7 posted 12-12-2013 05:07 AM

Willie looks great ,a very fine carving.

-- Custom furniture

View ward63's profile


343 posts in 2124 days

#8 posted 12-12-2013 07:12 AM

Looking good!

View jim65's profile


582 posts in 970 days

#9 posted 12-12-2013 09:23 AM

Impressive detail and the expression is great! amazing

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

View Dutchy's profile


1137 posts in 1206 days

#10 posted 12-12-2013 10:54 AM

ART !!

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

View MontanaBob's profile


503 posts in 1721 days

#11 posted 12-12-2013 10:59 AM


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

View aussiedave's profile


3101 posts in 861 days

#12 posted 12-12-2013 11:02 AM

Another great carving Gary…such a happy joyful expression on the wizards face, so real.
Excellent carving as always.

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

View Spoontaneous's profile


1324 posts in 2367 days

#13 posted 12-12-2013 11:25 AM

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz-some.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

View davidmackv's profile


314 posts in 685 days

#14 posted 12-12-2013 01:45 PM

Awesome job.

View Roger's profile


17667 posts in 1841 days

#15 posted 12-13-2013 01:40 PM

He looks to be a very happy soul. Superb carving. & what Spoontaneous said

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

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics