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Thursday, June 21, 2012

what makes a great carving?

what makes a great carving,,  well some would say,, its the detail? or the project itself stands out, new, never done before? painting , how is it painted, and finished?   well i think its all the above,, but more then that,,  not saying those listed above are not important , sure they are,,  but more,,, its you!!!  what do i mean by you,, well  , our carvings take on a bit of us,, we start to carve and learn we have our own style to carving, that makes your work stand out from someone else,,  that is what makes it a great carving,,  your creative idea coming to life.  finding idea can be tough to do at times,,  and other times you may come up  with few
new projects  and not knowing which you should do first,,,  so what makes a carving great  it is you.. your thought into the planning of a piece, and your style,,   now you may say well i only do what others do,,,  that is fine, nothing wrong with that,, you can even take a project and change it a bit that it now becomes your new design,,,  lots of carvers get ideas from each other and will add or change things to the design  to make it theirs,,  
 i find often that no matter how many folks send me a photo of a project they followed,, it looks the same but it will look different... that what makes it so neat to carve,, and even when i repeat a project,, its never the same,, but keep carving you will have your own style of carving,, you may not see it yet but you will ,,  arleen

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