Janet Denton Cordell, master carver of Arkansas, has had her personal Hitty doll stolen while she was at the Dayton Woodcarving Show November 9, 2013. This wooden doll is hand carved of ash with a wooden heart on her chest. She is approximately 6” tall and has painted hair and face. Her face is distinctive because of the growth rings only on one side of her face. Here is the link to Janet’s website showing pictures of the doll: http://www.janetcordell.com/sequoia.html
Any help in finding this doll and returning her to Janet is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to spread the word to other woodcarving clubs and friends. The doll can be returned/mailed to Janet at her address on her website with no questions asked.
MIKE BLOOMQUIST of Rome, NY received a CCA MERIT AWARD during the Artistry In Wood Show in Dayton, Ohio on November 13, 2011. Members of the CCA present at the show chose the carvings of Mike as demonstrating the Art of Caricature Carving and as an encouragement for the continuation of this special kind of art.
Pictured left to right in the presentation photograph are CCA Members: Floyd Rhadigan, Joe Schumacher, Bruce Henn, Desiree Hajny, Award Recipient MIKE BLOOMQUIST, Don Mertz, Dave Stetson and Jack Williams.
Is the Gift of Love
A Memory remembered,
A Memory being made.
May the blessing of Memory
Be a gift of Love this
(For information only as this is past history)
A WHITTLE POKE BUST class will be taught by Don Mertz at the Woodcraft Store on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The class runs from 9:00 A.M. til 4:00 P.M. at the Woodcraft Store, Cross Point Center, 175 E. Alex-Bell Road, Dayton, 45459 (937-438-1282) The cost is $75 and more information and registration can be made by calling 937-438-1282 at the Woodcraft Store.
WHITTLE POKE BUSTS are carved using only a knife out of a one and half inch square by three inch tall block of basswood. The photographs above are examples of subjects that can be carved in this one day class.
Don Mertz will also be teaching at the WAG School of Woodcarving http://wagcarvingschool.com/default.aspx April 30 and May 1 and 2, 2010