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Thursday, April 26, 2012

and what name shall i call my studio

hi folks, sorry  i know that i have not posted a lot the past few days, either on the blog or on youtube  ,  as i been thinking my studio /camper needs a name,  so i will have my sign i had for years called the carverswoodshop, ( i made this back in the 80's ) i will hang that inside,, as i was asking folks what i should call it ,,  i think the sign outside will say,, carver's camper with a another sign underneath with in and out sign, so if you come up to see me ,, you will know if i am in or out.  simple does it for me,, i like everything in my life to be simple  lol don't we all,, well soon i will put together class times and what we will be carving,
ok folks thanks again for the positive comments,,  and hope to see some of you at a class
carverswoodshop    carver's  camper :)   from the happy camper :) arleen


Saturday, April 21, 2012

CAMPER, STUDIO , WOODSHOP IS HERE :)

  hi folks, well its here,, LOL   and the more i look at it , and in it the more i love it,,  it will be perfect for what i need,,  as many of you know this desicion was not easy for me,, but after many options,, this is the best one by far,, i can move it anywhere, and anywhere around the farm,, which is soooo neat,,  i just hook it to the tractor and pull it around, lol,  but i am very grateful to be able to do this,,  like many of you i watch every penny,, and yes this is not new, its an older model but the camper is clean, lots of natural lighting, and most of all my dream studio,, workshop,  well i hope if your out here this summer you come take a look,, some folks need the newest and the biggest,, and that isnt always everything,, i needed it to serve the purpose i wanted it for,and plus it has room to have a  class,,  i will put together list of classes soon and i will do some cone projects as a class  ,, and see what happens, my plan is to do day classes,, on mondays, as in the past, and also maybe some afternoons,, have to get some tables, and chairs,, see if 6 folks will fit which i think will not be a problem at all,,  i have some of my carving in the rv and my finished dvds,,, a display along with other things,, but i want to keep it  as open as possible,, the office is in the back of the trailer, which i did not take a photo of it yet, but will have alot of my carving show stuff stored there,, all in one place,, which would be great,, ok folks, take care and keep carving,, more to come later for sure,,,, arleen



     



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

getting ready, ??

howdy folks,, well today was a day of decision,, i finally got the woodshop/studio / teaching area
that after looking for months what would work for me,, i think i found it,,, my rv/travel trailer with a big slide out will be here on friday,, yes its used but it will work perfect for what i need,, the trailer is 34 feet long,, and has a slideout 13x4 making the room 13 x 12 which i believe will be enough to hold a class of 6-7 folks,, so here i go,, i have to do a few things to it first,, and then i will be ready,,, it has a nice kitchenette , and the guy that sold it just put in a new linoleum floor , nice and easy to keep clean,,new air conditioning , , and my office in the other room,, which will be great to store my stuff for the shows, and have a small office,, which will work out well, i can store it indoors in the truck garage and take it out when needed for a class, or when ever i want to work on a larger carving project ,, so i think it will work out great,, so i will soon post classes that will be offered,, one of the biggest pluses for me is not carting the supplies to a class,, always taking way more then i need ,,
yes its not new but finding a large room was not an easy task,, so i am very happy,, after weighing all the pro and cons,, there were more pros then cons,, so i could not past it up,,
so this was a big step for me,, i could not decide where best to put it at the farm,, this way i have the nice option of moving it where i want ,,
i also will use this as my studio, somewhere i can work and leave it and come back later,,,, so more details will come along soon about the classes and video of course will not be far behind,, ,, keep carving,, arleen

Monday, April 16, 2012

clifford the fisherman photos


CONE FISHERMAN ( CLIFFORD) #18 (END)

some reasons to carve

wow ,, i guess this is like a second home for me,, just sitting here writting about carving,, and posting videos etc,, it has become part of my life,, it takes time, lots of time, not only to make videos but to make dvds, and post on facebook, and my blog,, time that i think is wisely spent,, after the lancaster woodcarving show ,, i am beginning to realize, how important this is to some of you,, if i may i like to explain ,, i met a couple that came all the way from michigan, to see me, and the show , he had a wonderful story , he has been watching the videos, and he loves it,, it amazes me ,, beyond words, what that meant to me, not only this couple but others that come from miles around to see me in person,, when i first started this youtube channel,, little did i know what it would become,, i am humble beyond words, that god can use a person that has no video , teaching, or writting abililties to teach others how to carve, well in my head i just taking a piece of wood and explaining how to carve it,, i know there will always be mistakes in some of the stuff that i do,, but for the most part, it just flows, i dont know why,, but maybe i do now,, more then once, i had folks come and tell me what a god sent it was,, ,, the videos took them away from whatever they were dealing with , and made them forget, it help with stress in their life,, little did i know this was happening,, and i believe its by design,, in fact after hearing the last couple from michigan,, i know it is,, i often wonder why am i putting so much time into this,, for me it was a couple of reason, first i enjoy it,, i found great pleasure in teaching by video,, if i didnt like it folks, there would not be over 1200 videos up on youtube,, as i said in the past i have two things i love to do ,, computer and and carving, and was able to put them together,, and yes hopefully it will bring bit of income ,, one person asked are you making a living at it, LOL LOL the answer is NO not right now,, everyone thinks that once your stuff on the internet here come the cash flow,,, not true,, its work, i have now over 45 videos,, i enjoy making them,, and do i sell them ,, sure i do,, do i make a living at it ,, NO I DONT,, its a wonderful past time,, that helps me break even for the most part, most folks that do shows and crafting rarely make a living at it, but a hobby that it pays for itself , its a nice bonus and if it cover the cost for my table at the show,, gas, then i consider myself doing well, a lot like farming,, if only your expenses were paid you were doing well, many of us do it for the love of woodcarving ,, nothing else,,,,,,, would i stop at this point cause i not making a living at it NO WAY ,,,,, its beyond the money,, its hearing and seeing folks that not only enjoy learning the craft but finding a bit of peace from the world that can be so cruel at times,, that allows them to sit if just for an hour or two from time to time to get away from the worries of today, i remember often in my own life how many times i got up when i couldnt sleep cause of the worries of the farm,, those at times were so difficult to make a true living at it,, with loans having to be repaid, animals not doing well , the weather making it tough,, and just having to go to work when you know there is no income coming from all your work, and at times paying out more money to stay in farming,,,, wondering how long can i survive this and unlike having a job that you you work for someone else and can quit ,, animals still had to be fed, you still had to get up and take care of chores, so carving took me away from that for a while,, it was an escape i cant explain, and many of you are finding it as well , and folks, there is no amount of money value you can put on that,, to me that is by gods design,, nothing more, and to give the credit to him for it.. happy peaceful carving to you all, arleen

CONE FISHERMAN ( CLIFFORD) #1

here is a new project  clifford the fisherman,, i believe there are going to be 18 video clips to this project , i have yet to paint him,, hopefully today,, so all clips will be up by tomorrow night,,   enjoy,, arleen

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

OLD AMERICAN SLUGGER ( CONE BASEBALL PLAYER) #1

NEW PROJECT COMING ,, old american slugger ( cone baseball player )



well i am at it again,, lol ,, i just finished a new project called OLD AMERICAN SLUGGER,, its a baseball player made from the cone series,, it really amazes me how many things you can make out of a simple cone shape of wood,, and you can make it any size you want to do ,, it trulyhas been a lot of fun creating these new projects for you,, i will have all the videos of this project up in the next day or two ,, enjoy,, arleen

Sunday, April 8, 2012

LITTLE GIRL , EASTER BUNNY, TULIP PIN DVD #46

new dvd #46 little girl, easter bunny, tulip pin projects

ok another dvd coming,, its #46 video of it will be up tomorrow, little girl, easter bunny, tulip pin, are on this one dvd,, this is the easter dvd, thought it would be nice to have something related to easter,, so i put three projects together, its the longs of all my dvds, 3 hours and 30 mins,, most are 1hour 35 mins, to 2 hours 15 mins, ok folks take care and keep carving, arleen

Saturday, April 7, 2012

ohhh the old farming days,, no i dont think so been there done that LOL


i had to go pick up some stuff at tractor supply today,, here is what they had for sale,, sooooo cute ,, i was tempted to take a few home but that means twice a day feedings, cleaning, and the old farm days,, i will pass, lol

happy easter everyone,,

hi folks,, as another holiday is about to be a memory, i hope your easter sunday is a peaceful one, and remembering this holy week that we had,, i find that easter for me is more important than christmas in my book,, i know we would not have easter without christmas, i am very glad that easter is not the trap christmas is for most of us, yes we have dinners to prepare, flowers and candy to purchase for those around us,, but easter is a more relaxing time for many of us,, but to me it has a wonderful hope that we have in the Resurrection. i hope many of you have this same hope,, and that its a day that you can gather together again with the folks that mean the most to you,, take care and keep carving,, arleen

Friday, April 6, 2012

LITTLE GIRL #21 ( END)


hi folks,, this little one is ready for easter :)   all the videos are loaded, thanks for watching, and enjoy,, arleen

Thursday, April 5, 2012

new project on youtube little girl



i just started to load this project hope you all enjoy it ,, it was pleasure to make,, keep carving

LITTLE GIRL #1


ok the new project on youtube is  now being loaded  called LITTLE GIRL,  its from a family photo that was taken many years ago,,the photo i could not find but it was my great niece standing outside with a sun hat and  in a cute summer dress, it was adorable, so i did this from memory,, hope you enjoy it,,   carving baby and little ones can be a bit more difficult,,  there are about 20 clips for this project some of the clips are not long,, i just had to stop more often to do some of the carving off line,  otherwise it would have been longer,,  hope you enjoy it,, i was very happy with the result,,  enjoy  LITTLE GIRL and keep carving

updated list of the dvds 46 total

45 dvd list

CARVERSWOODSHOP DVD LIST

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1.. PUMPKIN.CAT
2.. FRIENDS SANTA AND SNOWMAN
3..PANTS AND BOOTS SANTA SANTA /TREE
4.. RUDDY DUCK / MOUSE
5.. HELPING FRIENDS.. SANTA AND SNOWMAN /TREE
6..PILGRAM
7..BLACK LAB
8.. ROBE SANTA SNOWMAN
9..FLYING DOVE SANTA/BEAR
10..CHICKADEE
11..SNOWMAN TREE PINCONE
12..HOBO ANGLE
13.. TURKEY / DUCK
14..BOOT HOBO SANTA FACE
15..SANTA TREE DEEP RELIEF
16..CHIMEY SANTA
17.. WOODEN SHOE
18..AMISH GUY/ PIG
19..EAGLE TAG/LETTER
20..AMISH GAL/RABBIT
21..LEPRECHAUN
22..AMERICAN EAGLE
23..BABY CHICK BEAR/ HEART
24.. CHIMPMUNK
25.. HOBO GRADUATE
26.. BRANCH GUYS
27.. DUCK’Y FIRST PLUNGE
28.. MORNING SANTA
29..BRANCH EAGLE/ BEAR/TREE
30..PEAPOD / ACORN
31..S/M SANTA FACE/ PICKEL
32.. PENGUIN/PINECONE/FRONT SANTA
33..PRAYING SANTA
34..STANDING BRANCH SANTA
35.. CROSS / STARS
36.. HOLSTIEN/ KNIFE TAG/SNOWMAN
37..HIDING TURKEY
38..JACOB/ MITTEN
39..CONE SNOWMAN/ WINTER TREE,
WOODEN LIGHT SANTA BULB
40..CONE SHEPHERD / SANTA PENCIL
41.. CONE SANTA /CONE PENGUIN
42..DOUBLE CONE SANTA/CHISTMAS BALLS
43..CALVIN IN A SANTA HAT/ MINI MUSHROOM
44.. DOUBLE CONE POLICEMAN /EASTER BUNNY
45.. LITTLE BLACKFOOT FAMILY
46.. LITTLE GIRL, EASTER BUNNY, TULIP PIN

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

just a word about the obama caricature

hi folks just a word about the obama caricature i carved, i did this project solely as a test of my abilities to do a real person in a caricature form, that everyone would recognize it. this is not a political statement in any way,, i was also going to do romey, in my first draft, , and do a spoof on both but thought best not do , do to the possible reaction to it,, so i ended it with just doing one,, whether you like him or not ,, it was just a carving project in my book , i am not here to debate, politics in any way,, plus i am not here to offend anyone, just help folks carve better, thanks, arleen

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

HOW TO CUT A CONE ROUGH OUT THE EASY WAY

CARVING A CARICATURE ( OBAMA) #17 (END)

GOOD FRIDAY CROSS #8 ( END)


this project was done last year , for those that are observing holy week, might find the meaning of this cross interesting,, the whole project can be found on my youtube channel if you decide to make one, enjoy, arleen

Monday, April 2, 2012

stepping out of your carving comfort zone??


hi folks, nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone to make you grow!! i decided i wanted to do so by carving a famous person and see if i could do so,, in a caricature form,, so i decide to do a funny carving of obama, and i was going to do another political figure ,,,, which i change just to stay in my other safe zone, knowing some folks might not enjoy my humor, i know most folks can laugh at stuff, but religion and politics sometimes brings a reaction that might not be so good,, and i am not here to offend anyone,,, as far as politics this year, i keep my thoughts to myself,, as much as i hate politics anyway, but grateful that we do have elections that many around the world do not enjoy today,,, as much as we all dislike the political stuff, i am still glad we have our system of voting
but going back to the carving,, i wanted to see how it would work out,, and i been video taping it along the way,, some things took me so long that i could not put it on video, but the major stuff is up,, i will start to post it in case you may want to follow it,, it might not be the project you would like to do,, but may learn a few things maybe you didnt know before,, and isnt that what the videos are about,, i enjoy this project very much,, and i am sure if i would repeat this it will be better then the first,, the first project of anything can always improve,, and i am no different than any of you,, i will look at this later saying to myself i should have done this or that,, so take a leap of faith, so to speak,, step out of your carving comfort zone.. you dont have to show anyone your work.... like i am doing today,,,, but you wont learn and grow unless you do take that big step,, i hope you enjoy the video no matter who your voting for this year,, and just keep carving,, arleen