|Ornament by A. Filetti (2015)|
Well back in August our woodcarving clubs executive board met to set the year's meeting agendas and for the month of November we decided on ornament carving talks. The carving at the left is a result of my presentation to our club. It is a simple relief carving taken from a holiday card found at a local dollar store for less than the expected dollar. I made some minor modifications to the design to make it my own and using carbon paper I transferred the pattern to a 1/4" block of basswood. I then spent time whittling my image and painted using acrylics. Nothing too complicated with the piece and it can be turned out with a minimal amount of effort. So when you receive a holiday card save the ones that you might be able to use as a pattern and throw them into your Artists Morgue for later use.
I hope this message finds all of you in the carving spirit and maybe this will provide some simple inspiration. Its cold outside...oh what a great day to carve!! So will you carve???