My latest piece is a 1:12 scale Boston terrier. It is hand carved and furred with every attention to detail, including toes with nails, paw pads.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Hello blog friends. I've decided to do a post here because many friends and followers are also friends and followers of Catherine and her blog Kilmouski & me. She is in the hospital with ruptured appendix which became dangerously infected and abscessed to the point where she was literally just hours away from death. Still not out of the woods by a long shot, but I think all her friends should know. Please keep her in your thoughts and hopes for a speedy uneventful recovery...
These pictures are some off her amazing work.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
I ran across this beautiful sign online and noticed the wooden shoes, as I had made a couple of pairs previously. I hadn't thought they were anything but Dutch. So I looked into the French shoe of this type. They are known as Sabots.
This pair of hand carved 1:12 scale miniature Sabots replicate a pair from the late 1890's. They are carved from Cherry wood with real leather straps.
Sabots were worn by the lower class throughout Europe. Peasants were so highly associated with sabots, that eventually, the term "sabot" became a slang name for the country peasants. During France's Industrial Revolution, the peasants were called from the fields to work in the factories when all the city folk went on strike. The sabot-wearing peasants did not know how to properly work all the modern machinery, which is when the term "saboteur" became slang for "to bungle a job" and the word "sabotage" described the act damaging of something, which the peasants inevitably ended up doing to the equipment.
Below are the pictures I worked from:
I found several pictures of French wood shoes as a collectible in a current day setting.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
My latest piece is a hand carved, furred brown tabby cat.
Has carved toes and paw pads, and very life like eyes.
For sale on ebay til the 8th.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
This little guy is very realistic, yet cute. He is hand carved then the fur is applied.
He's just young. He will make any outdoor setting or scene! On Ebay til the 18th. Don't want to miss this auction :)
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Well I guess I need to keep a better eye on dumpsters and garbage cans! Now a sweet little
skunk is rummaging about in the trash---
He is on Ebay til the 11th of Jan.
Lots of life in those eyes and he is carved with every attention to detail, like toes with nails. He has a very cute face. Cuteness should not be lost in realism.
auction # 311244585563
Saturday, December 6, 2014
This little raccoon is hand carved hand painted and furred. I'm not really a fan of the raccoon....he's a chicken killer and I have witnessed the devastation first hand at the farm......But it was a fun project and cute little guy, so I put my feelings aside.
I will be listing him on Ebay Sunday evening:
I made the dumpster from metal and aged and rusted it like the one at the bar I used to work at.
The wheels and casters turn and rotate.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I am going to make a series of squirrels. The two called Gray Squirrels, the brown (pictured above) and a gray one. I also want to make a red squirrel with those adorable ear tufts.
Hand carved, hand painted then furred. On Ebay 'til the 30th.
Make your outdoor scene come alive!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Well I don't blame this little chipmunk for ditching indoors, it's COLD out there!
Snowy too.... Who ordered winter? Not me....way too early for this....
This little guy is on ebay until Sunday Nov. 23rd. He is carved to the finest detail, then his fur is applied.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
These two are good friends :)
The Basset hound is an anatomically correct male And the blond cat is definitely a pretty little girl.
They are hand carved, hand painted then their fur coats are applied.
The cat is on ebay
until Sunday the 16th of November.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A Red Fox- hand carved, hand painted then fur is painstakingly applied. This is an understatement :) He has a thick lush coat. Features toes with nails, paw pads and life like eyes.
He is for sale on Ebay until this Sunday Nov. 2nd.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
That's right, it's Kilmouski! A more gorgeous sweet cat I've never met :)
He is also incredibly smart and so much fun!
I'll start off by saying I haven't been away anywhere since 1978. A trip was long overdue, and I can't think of a better vacation than going to visit dear friend and fellow blogger Catherine.
http://kilmouskiandme.blogspot.com Wow it was almost a 12 hour drive! But I was just fine because I took a box full of my favorite music and just jammed the whole way! It was actually fun, grueling but fun.
The trip to Repair Days at the National Ornamental Metals Museum was very interesting.
We got to watch molten iron poured into molds. Here is a picture:
Not a bad pic for a crummy little cell phone. I had forgotten my good camera that day, oh well...
Catherine seems to have picked up a hitch-hiker haha!
The neighborhood where she lives is situated around a beautiful private lake. I took these pictures:
Same shot zoomed in:
It was a very nice trip. Thank you to Catherine and Kilmouski for the wonderful hospitality :)
And then another 12 hours back home...