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!