Sunday, September 02, 2007

Onto our next adventure! Now, no one judge our carving skills please! We had a sickly tree cut down and the trunk was so beautiful that I asked the guys to leave it, so I could carve something into it! Have I done this before, had a class, know someone who does this.......NO No and no. So...this is just one of those ideas that I think is neat and I was looking forward to trying! Of course, already we know what we would do differently on a second attempt....but we are enjoying the process and will have a unique piece of "artwork"" to view from our family room! She is a wood spirit, like Mother Nature, or a wood nymph and I love her! She is not done yet! AND she does not look as MEAN as these pictures seem to show! I am thinking on marbles or something for her eyes and adding some color to her too in time! The wood grain of this tree is so pretty, and there is a bit more we have to do, but we were tired and so we stopped! We used a chainsaw and a wood grinder and a dremel and have been having a whole day of wood chips everywhere! This is ONE HARD tree.

Nothing like taking the tree by the horns and going with it! :0) Enjoy the pictures! Earl stayed with me all day, as he was afraid I cut my limbs off! I did fine.....and had fun! Everyone might not enjoy our little work in progress, but we like her and that is good enough for us! Wheeeeeee!


2 comments:

Laura Krasinski said...

Oh man... what next ... you are so talented my dear friend...UnBelievable... good job.. !!!

vicci said...

Oh Patti Girl! What a GREAT idea! This looks like so much fun! I want to do one! Lord knows I have plenty of trees here! :-)