|Great Horned Owl / English Walnut|
For starters, when I'm carving what the customer want's, I am not carving what I want to carve. Poor me, you're thinking? Well, an artist needs to be satisfied by the work in order to be creative and carving to order is rarely satisfying. That is unless the customer brings their own log and says, "Carve whatever you want to." Like that's going to happen!
But that's exactly what happened with this English Walnut... I was feeling an owl as I approached the log but was mid-way through the carving before I decided it was a horned owl. I doubt the species mattered to the customer because they loved the piece :-)
This may be a little more of an exaggeration than a true likeness but I expect it to be decorating our house or yard for a long time.
But business is business so the next bit of fun had to be something to sell. A beaver sounds fun...
|The Buck Toothed Beaver|
I suppose that's an appropriate greeting from a beaver.
|WELCOME To Our Dam House|