Monday, December 31, 2012

A simple ornament...

2012 Holiday Ornament
As we have done in previous years our department at my work held it's annual holiday fundraising auction for charity.  Not sure how many items might come up for bid I decided to see if I could come up with a quick ornament for the auction.  The word 'quick' and 'I' are usually not said in the same sentence when it comes to carvings as I am not a prolific carver and for me to produce something takes a good while.  Fortunately I was able to complete this in an evening.  (My friends would have this done in two hours compared to my five).
The carving is in the round (it is carved on the backside as well) with a relief kind of feel to it. It was based on a simple drawing I saw and modified.  Ensuring good clean cuts allowed me to keep the carving natural.  I hope you enjoy.

I hope all of you have had a safe and joyous holiday. 

Note:  The recent senseless killing and wounding of our local firefighters, one of which was my wife's coworker, have cast a shadow on these holidays.  Life is precious and our world will truly miss these fine gentlemen.  May God bless Tomasc and Mike's family and we pray for a speedy recovery for those hospitalized.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Tony! Always glad to see an update on your page.

    Mike from South Dakota