Saturday, October 18, 2008

LITTLE FAT MEN

These jolly fellows are carved from basswood, and sugar pine, old spools from textile mills, and aspen. I used hand tools--knives, and gouges. I paint them with acrylic paints and mix my own formula for antiquing them.
They like to hang out in the forest and tell stories of old times.

20 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

Hi Mom, Your blog looks great!

TLC said...

Wow, your santas are amazing!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hi there Em's Mum! Have fun with your blog, so far so good, it's looks great!

TaraB said...

These are AMAZING!!! Have you thought about an etsy store?? Great blog! I will visit often...

Paula said...

Welcome to blogland! I can't wait to see all your wonderful crafts!

Jackie said...

Your daughter sent me from her blog and I love your work! It is spectacular. The carvings are wonderful and intricate! Welcome to blogland!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Did you carve these? They are really great. What a collection.

Kerri said...

they are awesome. Keep blogging so we can see your work. Amazing. Well done. Thanks for sharing Em

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Wow! Amazing Santa's on display for us all to enjoy. What talent you have. I can't imagine how long it takes to create?

I am honored to meet you and welcome you into Blogland. Em is just one of the best people so of course its an honor to meet the Woman that started it all. ;)

Warmest Welcome from Florida, *karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

quilterpolly said...

hi em's mom:) Way to go on getting your blog up. Your santa's are amazing! Do you do any snowmen? Would love to see them...Glad your up and running you can do this:)

Joanna said...

Wow you are so talented! I couldn't even imagine making these beautiful carved items. Just gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Your santa's are fabulous!!!

MYRA said...

Welcome to blog-ville Em's mom!!!

Awesome Santa carvings! Beautiful work!

I'll be back! 8-)

Julie said...

These Santas are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Teresa said...

I collect Santas and yours are just beautiful. I will enjoy seeing more of your work. Welcome to blogging - great way to meet folks from all over the world and learn so many new things!

Heather said...

I found your blog through your daughter's, and hers through someone elses. I do hope I can find my way back here again. I just love the Santa's - they are so much fun yet tasteful and artistic too.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

I love your work! Em's a lucky girl to have such a talented teacher.

Stephanie D. said...

Omigosh! I love those thin Santas! If you open an Etsy shop, I'll be one of the first ones there! I love wooden Santas.

goodnevilguy said...

Nice work ... should you ever be interested in casting all those lovely Santa figures to sell feel free to contact me. You can view my profile and click on my website to see the kind of work I do at my casting studio.

Suzy said...

Hi Em's mom,Your santas are wonderful.Congratulations on your blog ,I'm going to visit every time I get on the computer,So keep the updates coming.