"NIGHTWATCH" Dream Catcher, build

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Blog entry by mtnwild posted 05-03-2021 01:39 AM 615 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had this Walnut “Cookie”, a slice from a tree, I’ve learned from this site. It was not split. Hard to find cookies that are not split. Have had it quite a while, so confident it would not spit later. Very hard piece, overall… Wanted to try another carving kind of like my LOGO carving. This started out as an eagle on the branch, but that changed. Didn’t seem right after a while and it became obvious that it was meant to be an owl. Just started to remove as much material as possible at first then more gentle. Loose to tight, I was taught. Kind of missed some carving with the photos, sorry, not thinking of the camera much. Don’t really think it’s going to turn out or even get finished, really. Just trying to push myself to see if I care anymore. It helped with this subject matter. I’ve always loved Great Horned Owls. Met a few over the years. Awesome creatures. After a while I saw it as a “Dream Catcher”. Not a net waiting for a chance, but actually hunting them. The bad ones, that is. Haha… Well, a short view of the project, thanks for looking.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#1 posted 05-03-2021 02:06 PM

That is an awesome carving! Excellent use of a stable cookie.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 05-07-2021 07:22 PM

Amazing what you can bring out of a piece of wood!
Really impressed and a joy to see the steps here.
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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