Wednesday, November 5, 2008

This is a picture of the double cypress knee I told you I was carving, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. I had a fun time, but it was a little challenging since I don't often carve ladies.

Speaking of challenging, I just carved a couple of whale teeth for a customer. He wanted a santa carved in one and a ship scrimshawed in the other. Scrimshaw is a very old art form of scratching images into ivory or bone, then apply ink to the surface, and wiping away. The ink is left in the scratched lines. I will show a picture of these latter.

Hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Have a great day.


Kerri said...

Mrs claus look great. you have done well

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I liked the close up on this one. You can really see the uniqueness of the "knee."

Hope you're enjoying Blogging. I think we're all having a great time looking and learning.


Suzy said...


Your work is the best,keep the camera handy I would love to see more of your santas.

Becky said...

Mom! I love your blog. The carving looks great. I think your photo of it is also really nice.