Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year.

I hope everyone was able to spend some quality time with their families. Time is precious as we all find out when a deadline approaches. I realized exactly one week before Christmas that I had promised to make all the Christmas gifts for the children this year. Amazingly enough I finished one carving and had three others in completed enough stages to hand out as recognizable gifts. Since than I have completed two more and by the first Saturday meeting of the year they will all be done. You have to come to the meeting to see them at Show and Tell.

That meeting is at 10 AM Saturday morning. January 7, 2012 at the Seniors Center on Cyril St in Abbotsford. Don't forget the Presidents challenge this month is any carving that you have done in the past or are working on now.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

President's Challenge January and February

Enough with the turkey already! Back away from the table. Put down your fork and your carving tools and go for a walk. We all need to exercise so this month I will give you a break and a head start. The break for January's Saturday meeting all you have to do is bring a carving and you will be eligible  for the President's Challenge draw. The carving must be carved by you at some point in your career even if you had help. All other carvings are welcome to be shown. So the table should be full to the edges with all kinds of carvings.

The head start.  For the February President's Challenge carve something with a triangular block of wood for example a Mark Gargac style elf or some other face or subject like turtles on a log etc... If you don't have access to a triangular block of wood give Larry a call and he could sell you one for a reasonable price.

Have fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Women in Carving

Sandy Czajka 2nd Best of Show 2010

Carved by Terry Brasher
Desiree Hajny

Sandy Czajka multi talented
Sandy on web TV

Sandy's Second best of Show 2011

I want to celebrate some of the great women who carve that I have had the privilege of meeting and learning from. I hope that everyone takes inspiration from these great carvers as individuals who have been creatively inspired to carve to the best of their abilities.