Usable design elements are in plain sight within other designs. Plunder away!
The great martial artist Miyamoto Mushasi said that from one thing, we could learn a thousand things. Mix things up. Learn something new from something old.
some large pieces need to be constructed piece by piece.
A carver's shop is closer to boatbuilders shop than it is to an artists studio.
Paint hides a multitude of sins is an old seaman's adage. It also hides all the details,
This eagle is barely eleven inches wide, not my smallest, but diminutive none the less. It's a good miniature project for a woodcarver. Pine is great wood, but fine detail in small sizes are not its strong suit. Would this pop out at you in cherry, plum or box? Sure, but my objective was to do …
completion of projects in a crafts shop can be an elastic phenomenon
by Lou Carreras The eagle presented here was a commission. It's an all-time favorite design that I first carved in the 1970's when I saw Jay Hanna's take on this classic 19th-century carving trope. After carving four or five variations on Hanna's redesign of the classic, I moved on to other designs. About twenty …