A Stylized Flamingo

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 11-19-2006 10:15 PM 2187 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Seeing Lori’s interview reminded me of this big bird I carved.
A friend of mine gave me this crooked chunk of Cedar. It sat in the corner of my shop for a couple of years, before I could think of what to do with it. One day I was looking through a bird book, & right away I thought this is the bird for that log. It’s not the correct proportions, but I guess you can call this art. It had a rotted area were the legs had to be, so I drilled, & doweled the legs. I used band saw leftovers for the grasses.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 11-19-2006 10:34 PM

Nice, Dick! Love your vision for that piece of cedar!

Sometimes we just have to be patient…eventually, the wood will tell US what it wants to be. I have some funky burls that have been sitting around for 5 years, and they still haven’t decided what they want to be. I’ve made the mistake of trying to force a piece into MY vision of what it should be, and regretted it. Grain, holes, rotten spaces are the wood’s “gift” to aid in the creative process…the minute I try to ignore/eliminate those things, is when things start to go horribly wrong.

-- "Jeez, Lori who were YOUR freakin' parents?" - Wendi R. (My Sis)

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#2 posted 11-20-2006 04:29 AM

No 67. You know you’re a lumberjock, when the wood in your shop starts to talk to you. Or any wood starts to talk to you. Some people call that crazy, I call it Artistic Genius.

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 08:54 PM

good job!

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