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Hello to all from upstate New York


Corky2

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Greetings to all!

 

I'm hoping to get information and inspiration in this forum. I found it through Janel's website. Her work is breathtakingly lovely!

 

I haven't been carving very long, just a couple of years. I truly enjoy it and hope to get better at it as I gain experience.

 

Netsuke drew me to take up wood carving. I don't actually carve them, but I do carve on a small scale - so far just pieces I can hold in my hand and work on. I have done a turtle, a frog, several different types of sea shells, a centipede, a scarab beetle, a dragonfly, an abstract face based on Cycladic sculpture, a couple of small Celtic knot designs, and a few other things of that sort.

 

The most experimental carving I have done was based on paintings I did some years ago. The paintings in turn were based on doodles I made while talking on the phone. The carving is made up of several pieces arranged in specific relationship to each other. Some relief carving is involved.

 

Right now I am beginning to work on a small maple leaf in mahogony. The leaves are turning in the northeast United States and are beautiful right now, so I brought a few indoors and made some drawings, and cut out a maple leaf blank. I hope to work on it this week.

 

I am very much looking forward to reading the various topics here. They look fascinating - full of useful and interesting information!

 

Peace,

 

Corky

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Hi Corky! Welcome to The Carving Path! Do you have any photos of your work?

 

Thank you for the compliments (blushing smiley!) I too noticed the maple leaves last week. I had a ladder in hand and looked at my feet in the leaves for a moment and thought of a piece in an instant. We'd had a sprinkle, which made droplets of water on the dry, colored leaves... I look forward to seeing what you are doing!

 

Please have a look at the guidelines for resizing photos for this forum, in the Photography section, the pinned note at the top of the topic.

 

Again, welcome!

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Thanks to both of you for your kind welcomes!

 

I feel a bit dunce-like, but I'm still working on mastering the use of my digital camera. I have a friend who knows all the ins and outs of it and she'll be helping me. When I've got it down I will follow the requirements for posting here and put up a few pics.

 

As I said, I am very new at this so my work is necessarily that of an amateur. But you can also take that in the literal sense of its being something I love to do. So while the finished works aren't often close to what I envisioned, I always enjoy working on them!

 

Jim - I toured your website. What beautiful work you do! I love the combinations of materials!

 

Peace,

 

Corky

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