The magazines on my table are the ones that my toothpick and matchstick carvings have been featured in. These include Carving Magazine, Chip-Chats, American Miniaturist.
The tiger is dwarfed by the ribbon!
Hand carved hand painted wood. Shown with an ordinary pencil.
This last picture is of the table and fantastic carvings of a dear friend of mine from the days of The Parma Woodcarvers Guild, I joined in 1978.
What a fantastic fun time I had. I was carving at my table. I carved a toothpick- a flower in a pot on a table. Of course there is 4 legs on the table with equal space in between the legs. After seeing all the wonderful full size carvings in the hall, when the people got to my table they couldn't believe it. One person thought I was cleaning my fingernails!!! Nobody could believe I wasn't wearing glasses or magnification of any kind. My secret? During the summer months, I don't wear a contact lens in my right eye because of an allergy in the eye. I am so myopic that without a lens the eye sees very magnified, in focus just one inch in front of it. The other eye, with a +8.00 lens sees perfect distance. My eyes effortlessly toggle back and forth with the task at hand. Sweet!
By the was the tiger is for sale.