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Thursday, November 29, 2012

enjoying the season

hi folks as now thanksgiving is behind me , i am looking forward to the christmas season, normally i dont but this year i do,, i just trying to enjoy it , as i get older i notice time goes so quick, and it will soon be the first of the year,,
esp with the studio i could not be a happier person,, i so enjoy my time here, and with the christmas music going, and carving along with the electric fireplace and some snow on the ground what more could i ask for,,, just happy,,
i decided to do something a little different, i am opening my camper/studio for those that want to come,, i will be open during the holiday season, thur and friday for three hours from 4-7pm and the first sat of the month i will be open for the open house at 12noon to 4. i plan to do some christmas pickles, and trying to do a few more small santas,, i have one done now working on another,,, so i just plan to be here ,, if folks come or not well i be happy either way,, i have a knife in one hand, and a santa to be in the other,, what more could i ask for,, plus a couple of classes coming up, which i have three folks so far signed up ,, so life is good,, and i am just going to soak up the christmas spirit for a while,, and just enjoy it to the max,,, take care and keep carving,, arleen

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

first photos of the simple angel finished,


HI everyone, its done, now to load them to youtube , the first and last are on facebook there will be 9 videos total,, and photos coming soon,,  enjoy,, arleen

Saturday, November 24, 2012

a nice few hours in the studio

when we think of a perfect day,, what is your perfect day??  mine was today,, it was sitting in my camper studio on a chilly day, with the heat on, the electric firplace going, and its overcast outside,,   and able to do some carving,, i bought in a glider chair from my home,,  which fits nice and nice and  cozy ,  it worked out great,, i decided when i am here i will put a sign out by the road as you see in the photo, and be open some of the time till christmas,, whether   i  get folks to come or not,, doesnt matter,, i having a blast anyway,, as i continue to sell stuff on ebay,  i put some thing up for sale in here,  and see what happens,,, the old saying nothing ventured nothing gain,, is true,  i will not know how it will work out until i try it,, as many other things i have done, some things work some things do not,,   but at least i gave it a shot,,,  ok folks keep carving, i will sure be carving away , take care,, arleen 


Friday, November 23, 2012


hi folks, i have a short list of whats going on here in dec,, all the events are on sat, so here we go

sat dec 1 2012  open house here at the camper studio,  12 -4 pm  , if you like to drop by your welcome to do so,, bring along a project your working on if you want to , sit carve for a  while

sat dec 8, 2012  one day pine cone class,  9-4   two cutouts will be provided ,  along with coffee, water, soda  and donuts in the morning, bring your lunch, limit of 6 min of 3   cost 40.00

sat dec 15 2012  one day  one eye santa,  9-4   two cutouts, one stopper,  provided, along with coffee, water, soda, and donuts in the morning,    bring your lunch,  limit of 6 , min of 3  cost 45.00

Friday, November 16, 2012

posting on ebay and carverswoodshop- creations on facebook ?

hi folks,, i just started to list my carvings on ebay,, and it will link to my facebook page called carverswoodshop-creations,,   its a click to like page,,  so i been busy,,  trying to put some of my carving up,, there are 50 + i like to list on ebay,,    the name on ebay of course is carverswoodshop
below is the link to the facebook page,, thanks ,, and hope everyone is catching up with their carving projects that need to be ready for christmas gifts,, keep at it ,, arleen


Monday, November 12, 2012

its finished, santas reiendeer

hi folks after about a month i finally got it done,,  i never had one that took me so long to do ,, its not the project but just getting to it was hard with painting the house , going away for a week,  life got in the way but here it is,,  enjoy arleen


Sunday, November 11, 2012

new changes of the open house and classes

hi folks,  i been so busy here on the farm and my home the last couple of month, i decided to only have the open house once a month, it will be the first sat of the month only,   the next open house will be dec 1 2012   12 -4pm  and the next classes i will have up again very soon,, it will   at my carving camper studio here at the farm in honey brook ,  thanks ,,, arleen

Saturday, November 10, 2012

wow the house painting is done

hi folks, its been a long two months,, of painting, or shall i say trying to paint,, i only had 3 sides to do on my home, and today i an officially declaring it is finished,, its been a tough task,, my original plan was to just fix the gutters that turned out to be let me paint the house,, it needed the repair, and a coat of paint ( stain )   so thinking it will take only about a month, ended up being two,,  with the wet rainy days, i took no chances,, the paint was expensive but i think in the long run worth it,,  ,, in paint i believe you get what you pay for, ,,,,  i will wake up i am sure stiff and sore tomorrow,, the ladders and scaffold were not the easiest to move around,, but i am happy that its done,, the only problem yet to solve is the woodpecker that has been hitting my home,, the front did not need the paint, and was in perfect condition till that nasty little bird put a hole or two in the cedar siding,, well see what happen, if it continues i will paint it ,, cause i think the smell of it keeps them away,, which i hope he will leave it alone,,     so carving will come back,, youtube, etc,,  so  keep checking in,, and i am sure i have a few things up in a few days,, i just need some rest for sure tomorrow,, that is why i love sundays,,  its a day of rest,, that for the most part i do not work on sundays,,,  we all need a day to chill after a long week,,  and so glad that i never felt the need to work on sundays ,,  expect last week,,  i put in a couple of hours, of something that had to be done,,  , but it was ok,, i do not make a habit of it,,  nor do i ever feel guilty taking a sunday nap,   ,, my farming days, i love my sunday naps,,  it was one day that i could feel free not to do anything,,  i will be sure to make it a relaxing day .....and  monday i have a list of other repairs around the farm is next,, so the list gets smaller but never disappears :)  keep carving folks,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

lesson from the election, what a great country we live in

hi folks, i debated if i wanted to do this but i will,, many will say that there are two thing folks should never talk about if you dont want to discuss or debate,  one is politices and the other is religion,  which i think is very true,,  speaking from a religous view, i think most times its best to be silent then to debate it same hold true for politices , i do share my faith on my videos and what i believe, , i  am not here to offend anyone, i just share what is helpful to me,and if your faith is different then mine thats fine,  some of the nicest folks are folks that do not share the same beliefs as i do, so   i  am not one to debate but i  have in the past, most of the time you will either do one of two things will happen, you will either get into a heated debate or you will come to to an agreement to disagree...
one thing i love about this country, that you can believe what you want, and vote any way you want to ,, and that we can live in harmony with each other,  i saw this one day when i was working at a high end jewelry store as a guard  ,  and as i watch people all day,, i saw all kinds of folks, and i thought then as i do now, what a great country that we can all be different and live in peace,,, just because you believe in something that is totally opposite of me , we work, shop, and live next to one another, in total peace and without fear,  and isnt that what it is all about , the freedom to choose your path in life, and what is important to you that no one can take from you ,  freedom here in the USA  came at a price, of many folks fighting for that right to choose what we believe, and value in life,  so as tue come along i will cast my vote, and if my guy wins or not, i will accept it.  so i hope your able to cast a vote on tue, and remember no matter what  it its a great honor to do so,, happy voting day to all my USA carving buddies!!

time , frustration, and overwhelmed? is this you?

hi folks, as the storm passed us and we are back to normal in this part of pa, i have to say last years early winter storm  was  much worse,, i had no trees to clean up other than a small branch here and there, but nothing much at all, which i was very grateful,  now back to my to do list around my home and farm, and things i wanted to finish before it got cold, wellllll its going to have to wait,    as much as dont want to look at a half outside wall painted, and the rest of it begging to get a coat , its going to have to wait till warmer weather,,,   i have to say it left me  frustrated, and overwhelmed,,   a small leak on my trailer that at this point i thought i had chaulk it to death, well no so,,  i knew were in the roof it was coming from,, so i got back on the roof yesterday and rechaulk  it again, and now its a wait to see what happens,,,, along with a some of the double wide doors at the farm needed to be more secure, so off to lowes , and working on them,,   i had to learn what was more important to take care of first, and doors, roofs, and my job well they come before painting ,,,  i was  frustrated , and a bit overwhelmed not being able to finish what i set out to do,,   so the  woodcarving of a reindeer i started three weeks ago is looking at me now and i can hear it say , when are you going to finish me?  answer i dont know,   one thing i am learning, and should always listen to,  is if i feel like working on a project, do it,  and dont wait,,   and just do it,,  i dont normally work on sundays,,  there is a project i just had to finish, i running into a deadline,  and for the first time in a very long time, i got started on this project,    and you know what , i dont feel guilty,, but relieved,  i dont ever think god wanted us to be overwhelmed, so i worked for about 3 hours today, yes after church, and got a good start,, i didnt want to work all afternoon, but now, i do not feel overwhelm but i have the feeling that yes it will get done by the deadline,,  and that will give me a good nights rest for sure,,,  so life gets in the way sometimes , but you know what, it  makes the time i can carve even more special,  cause when i carve, i know that it takes me away from all the crazy stuff life throws at us, even if its just for a short while,  keep carving folks, and i will keep working towards, finishing what i started