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"West Willie" the Elf Wizard carved by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 12-12-2013 03:46 AM 3117 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I introduce to you “West Willie” the Elf Wizard. He’s a very wise soul. He is always cheery, even under huge pressure. “West Willie” has such a wonderful energy and lifts the spirits of all that he is around. He is inspiring to all that he meets. He loves passing on his Wizdom but is a very good listener. Peace and Joy are always with him, wherever he goes. He is loved by all and welcomed in all woodland gatherings. The shape of this piece of wood is very special. Most of the knots that I get are straight on the sides. I love working the hair into the sweeping sides. There is a lot of detail in this carving. This is the link to him in my etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172699266/wood-spirit-wood-carving-art-ooak-wooden

TO GO TO MY SHOP CLICK: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreeWizWoodCarvings

TO SEE ALL OF MY AVAILABLE WIZARDS CLICK:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreeWizWoodCarvings?section_id=6599787

I have flattened the back so that he hangs on the wall. He measures 14” tall x 5 1/2” wide x 2 3/4” deep.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com





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#1 posted 12-12-2013 03:48 AM

I am so impressed by the detail and how clean your work is. Truly awesome work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 03:55 AM

Absolutely wonderful!!! He’s alive and full of joy!!!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 04:06 AM

Incredible job

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 04:24 AM

Fantastic carving!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 04:40 AM

Great character…......................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 05:04 AM

Gary, that is so real looking, you are truly the Wiz of carving!! Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-12-2013 05:07 AM

Willie looks great ,a very fine carving.

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 07:12 AM

Looking good!

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 09:23 AM

Impressive detail and the expression is great! amazing

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#10 posted 12-12-2013 10:54 AM

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#11 posted 12-12-2013 10:59 AM

Outstanding

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#12 posted 12-12-2013 11:02 AM

Another great carving Gary…such a happy joyful expression on the wizards face, so real.
Excellent carving as always.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#13 posted 12-12-2013 11:25 AM

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz-some.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 12-12-2013 01:45 PM

Awesome job.

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#15 posted 12-13-2013 01:40 PM

He looks to be a very happy soul. Superb carving. & what Spoontaneous said

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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