I have been carving like mad to get three projects finished for the upcoming show in Seattle, I needed to give my sore
arm a rest. Luckily I have two very interesting ring orders, one is for a fox design, the other is to depict Wegyets wife,
Copper Haired Woman's story. I had captured a moment in the story in a watercolor piece "The Return" and this is
the inspiration for the ring. It is going to be incredibly intricate! What a challenge! I can't wait to see it done. The
fox design ring is almost done now, just need the final touches. I have created a copper fox design for this order, I met
with the owner and it seems to fit him. If anyone was wondering how I created a fox design as foxes aren't usually seen as
a design... I just thought of the features of a fox versus a wolf, and designed accordingly. Large ears, delicate snout, slanted
eyes with a hint of eyelid, and a bushy tail.
Both rings should be complete this week. Then I can work on my frog woman
mask, I am still shaping her out and don't know if she'll be a young girl or an old woman... or somewhere in between. I'll
find out when she reveals herself.
The red cedar I am using for the latest masks is incredible, it is old growth
and the grain is so tight. it is a dream to carve.
For the past two or three years I have been studying faces, in particular
the facial structure in different faces. I think I will start getting my mask ideas out now, they have percolated long enough.
September is here and so is the return to school for my boys! it ia great to be back to some sort of schedule.
am working with some wonderful old growth cedar that I was fortunate enough to reclaim from a burn pile. the tight grain is
a dream to work with and I have created designs from the concept of saving this valuable commodity from being waste on the
side of a logging road. Who knows how much treasure is out there for the lack of looking?
I'm looking forward to a productive
fall with finishing pieces started long time ago and recently, my arms getting a workout anyway!