Monday, October 22, 2012

European antique miniatures

Introducing my new line of European antique miniatures---
First up, a chip-carved writing desk. I saw one from the 1700's and decided to create my own version.

Hand carved from cherry wood.

This piece is available on my website at 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ATTN: John-Merriman Park

John---I have an urgent message for you. It is apparently from an old friend. Referring to this post
She wants to tell you 
I WANT MY FINGERS BACK.................

I'm coming to get you.........
(insert screeching violin from shower scene in Psycho)


Oh I dream of the day........

HAHAHAHAHA (sinister laugh...)

Oh perfect timing my friend! I was home visiting in Cleveland a mere few feet away from my Patti Play Pal in the attic when I heard her calling me. Actually she was calling YOU! She is apparently very upset about the infamous finger incident!!!

Even though we are past peak, the leaves on the trees driving through Ohio are just stunning! It doesn't matter how many times I see the leaves change it is just as beautiful and breathtaking as the first time.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Old English rocking horse

One of the projects for my new endeavor that I had my heart set on making was an Old English rocking horse. I really had fun creating this piece. So many different materials to work with. The horse is hand carved wood, as are the rockers. The boards across the bottom are from my little home grown cherry tree, with perfect scale grain lines and knots. I made the saddle, halter and straps from leather that I shaved very thin. For the mane and tail I was going for a billow-y look.

Here are some in progress pictures.:

Carving the horse
Then painting him