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    I did want to make people to think that I've been on my butt, so I thought Id share some pictures of some of the stuff I've been doing lately.
    They're wood carvings. One was a commission.

    First the cottonwood bark house i made for Sister's B-day...
    Amy's bark house 01.jpg Amy's bark house 07.jpg Amy's bark house 02.jpg Amy's bark house 06.jpg Amy's bark house 08.jpg
    It stands about 14" tall X 8" wide, and 3" thick.

    Then I had a woman in Utah who wanted two Caducei, (Staff of Hermes), (one for her, and one for her Sister), for a special tree with the different names of the Savior on it. She only asked that I add the word, 'Physician', to it...Of course I couldn't stop there, and added the Sacred Heart...
    sacred cadceus 01.jpg sacred cadceus 02.jpg sacred cadceus 03.jpg

    I just didn't want folks to think I was sitting on my butt..

    Thanks for clicking in.
    Comments and friendly advise welcome...
    Jim

    The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
    No task is too tedious for Art.
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  • #2
    Those are amazing Jim. So you made them standing up?
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


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    • #3
      Wow Jim, I love the bark house!!! Your sis is one lucky girl !
      Very nice job on the Caducei as well, you have many talents!
      Thanks for sharing...
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      • #4
        No inlay?

        Really nice work, Jim. I especially like the bark house. Just needs a little elf and some mushrooms . . . .
        Carole

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        • #5
          I did want to make people to think that I've been on my butt
          Hey Jim - when you post that phrase twice pal it makes me wonder if you have an attack of guilt and really have been sitting on your butt! However, not being one to throw stones I'll give you the benefit of my doubt - LOL!

          That house certainly looks different! How did you come up with design? Is it something you just plucked out of your imagination or was it adapted from something you've seen? Really nice work! I also agree with Carole. It would look even better with some elfin creature to set it off of maybe one of your carved heads peering out of a window - not your head, I mean the ones you carve!

          The Caducei also came out nice.

          Congratulations pal !
          Jim in Mexico

          Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
          - Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Originally posted by stephenD View Post
            So you made them standing up?
            Actually Stephen, Yes. I stand when I carve at my bench, except for the final details. I do that sitting on my butt..lol.

            Thanks for the accolades my friends...
            I've yet to hear the response from the Caducei customer. I just mailed them out yesterday.

            My Sister was pretty thrilled with her bark house.

            Jim, I was tired when I wrote that, so my internal thesaurus was on the fritz.

            But I have been busy.
            It seem I've been doing more carving than inlay lately. I don't know why. I guess that's just what my Muses have had in mind for me.
            Jim

            The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
            No task is too tedious for Art.
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            • #7
              A man of many talents WOW. Love the bark house
              Rolf
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              • #8
                Now that the weather is changing, I'll be able to do something from Carole's box book. (I have to do my sanding outside). I've got my eye on the oval laminated bowl, and I even have some ebony for it. Just a little feller, but I've never known what his home was going to be 'til I got the book.
                Jim

                The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                No task is too tedious for Art.
                Rock and Scroll

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                My Website
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                • #9
                  Thanks Rolf...

                  Jim,
                  As to the design of the bark house, I just let the bark tell me what it wanted to be.
                  Jim

                  The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                  No task is too tedious for Art.
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                  • #10
                    Do I dare to type sweeeet again.......certainly, but I'll add sweeeet to the max!
                    You are one talented unit Jim.
                    Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                    • #11
                      Jim, that's some beautiful carving. Pure and simple. Beautiful work.

                      John
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                      • #12
                        Nicely done...
                        "Still Montana Mike"

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                        • #13
                          Looks real nice, Jim. You are the talented one for sure! As far as sitting on your butt, I'm guilty of that all the time when I scroll. Don't stand any more than I have to, HA
                          PERK

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                          • #14
                            Jim,

                            Whether you were sitting, standing, or upside down on your head those all really turned out impressively. I saw a book on something similar to those bark houses and would like to try my hand at one of those sometime.
                            Don

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