Time has flown since the last post! Sorry about that.
But I haven’t been idle. Highlight of the summer so far was the chainsaw carving course at Haliburton School of the Arts. Taught by Robbin Wenzoski of Robbin’s Amazing Art, it’s an intense course that covers chainsaw buying, maintenance and of course, safe use – along with plenty of opportunity to create works of art.
As a result, continuing my Alice in Wonderland theme, the cheschire cat in my tree out front now almost has the white rabbit for company. Just a few more details and finishing to go.
While in the Minden/Haliburton area I visited Walter at the Carving Gallery. Great guy and an outstanding place to visit if you’re a fan of chainsaw carving.
White Rabbit, still needing his ears and whiskers. Plus a few other details, and finishing
Long overdue for an update about my contribution to the Maple Leaf Forever Tree at the Ontario Science Centre. It’s almost done — just a few tweaks to go and some tidying up. Just in time, too: all carving must be done by the end of May in order to finish the tree for Canada Day.
My leaf, almost done. Maple Leaf Forever Tree, April 30, 2017.
Here’s the latest progress picture. It’s getting harder to keep procrastinating over the eyeballs, but I can try. Maybe I’ll do the eyebrows and texturing on the ram (?) next.
Last Laugh Lion, April 17, 2017
Whiskers and first layer of mane are done. Once I finish the eyebrows and eyeballs that’ll be it for the head, save for any fine-tuning.
Last Laugh Lion, February 25, 2017
Now with his eyes roughed in…
Last Laugh Lion, January 23, 2017
Here’s how Last Laugh Lion looked one year ago:
Last Laugh Lion, in progress, January 16, 2016
And here’s how he looks today:
Last Laugh Lion, still in progress, January 14, 2017
Still quite a ways to go though, when you consider the original:
(Even if they do still need refining.)
Realized it’s been ages since I posted anything. Here’s how Last Laugh Lion looks today.
Last Laugh Lion (in progress). November 6, 2016