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Monday, July 21, 2008

Two Early Woodcarvings

I wanted to share these woodcarvings with you. The little bird is especially early in my carving career. He was in the image of our first little rescued bird. We named "him" Valentino because Bill got him for me for Valentine's Day. He turned out to be a she and we just called her Tino. She would sit right under my chin on my chest and sleep with her beak tucked into her wing feathers. It was the sweetest thing. That's how I got the idea to carve her like this. Oh, nobody but nobody bothered Tino while she was sitting with "Mommy!" That like beak has about 200 lbs of pressure and was like a vise!

The other one is a spoon, of course. Dad and I did several of these with differnt flowers and or animals on them. I really enjoyed them. I painted very few of my carvings but this one seemed to call for it.

Now that I can no longer be outside in my workshop, the carving has stopped. Carving is not an "inside friendly" art. Especially if you are the one who has to do the sweeping up! Tatting was already at war with carving anyway. So now, we tat!


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your wood pieces are beautiful! Tino sounds like she was a loving bird, if not a lovebird!

Tattycat said...

Thank you Diane. She was a loving bird and a lovebird! She was the prettiest yellow you have ever seen and had a red beak.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

You are so talented....are you sure you wouldn't like to try your hand at wooden shuttles?

I love birds too and this little one is precious; I recongnized that pose right away!

Tattycat said...

Thank you Lady Shuttle Maker. I can't see me taking enough time from tatting to make wooden shuttles. I don't know how you do so many things!
I'm glad you recognize the pose. That means you are familiar with this kind of love and peace.

TattingChic said...

Wow, what a lovely talent! I had no idea you carved wood. What's next, huh? Maybe...some...shuttles...?

Well, it was worth a try, know you have a market for them if you ever do decide to carve tatting shuttles.

Clyde said...

Your carvings are beautiful, Laura. It is nice that you can put your creative energy into tatting now that you are not carving.

Marty said...

How pretty! If these are early (implying there are more) -- I'd love to see the rest of them

Tattycat said...

Thank you TattingChic. If I ever decide to carve shuttles, I'll expect you as a customer!
Thank you Clyde. I loved my carving, but don't know what I would do without my tatting.
Marty, thanks. I'll see if I can find some more pictures. Lots of things were sold or I could take new photos. I have couple of walking canes I am proud of that I will photograph and post.

Kathy said...

Wow, what a wonderful talent and your little bird must have been a sweetheart.

I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an Award over on my blog. Please don't feel obligated to do it, but I do want you to know how much I enjoy your blog and appreciate your visits and encouragement.

Tattycat said...

Thank you so much for nominating me Kathy. That is very kind. I enjoy reading your blog and want to offer encouragement whenever I can.
The little bird was a sweetheart and very loved, as a love bird should be!

Ann Kimmich said...

Wow, it looks like you do it all! My husband is a carpenter and I'd love to see him doing more creative work like this. I'll have to nudge him a little bit more I guess.

What a talent.