Sunday, June 24, 2018
I have had so much fun carving whimsical houses out of cottonwood bark after taking a great class from Paul Perron. This is the house created in that class; entrance to the house can be via the "steps" up the front, or by going up the stairs under the house to come out the other side to some stairs going up the side.
Posted by Beth Campbell at 1:10 PM
Friday, February 9, 2018
I truly think that I would become very bored if I were to do the same thing all the time. You know over and over and over ..... would become work. And my brain keeps coming up with new things. This "lucky" avocado pit was one of my latest brainwaves ....... and even if I say so myself - he sure is cute!
The first few that I did I had tried to carve the pit while it was still somewhat soft. Works much better if the pit is hard - the carving knife doesn't get pulled to a place I don't want it to go. I have been using the pits that split to make pendants.
Posted by Beth Campbell at 8:28 AM
Funny thing is that I was dong them at the last minute to be included in the show with The Saskatoon Painters and they weren't drying as quickly as I had thought that they should. In fact, they were not going to dry in time for the show.
It was a real problem. If I were to put them in front of a fan the paint would move. But I finally figured out what to do; I set my oven on as low as it would go and dried them there.
So, I happily call these my "baked" abstracts.
Posted by Beth Campbell at 7:48 AM