Archive for the ‘Santa Carvings’ Category

23
Mar

SANTA GIFT TAG

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

SANTA GIFT TAGSanta sitting on a gift card was first carved in 2001 from an original design drawn by Glenn Stewart of Hawesville, Kentucky.  It is carved out of half inch thick basswood approximately four inches high and wide.   The size can be varied either a little larger or a little smaller. It is basically carved as a relief carving using traditional caving tools of small gouges, V tool and a knife.

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24
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

SANTA MONTAGEMERRY CHRISTMAS – 2008 to all who visit.  May “goodwill, joy, hope, peace and love” be the gift received and the gift given. An old saying advises: “A bell is not a bell until you ring it.  A song is not a song until you sing it.   Love in the heart is not put there to stay.  Love is not love until it is given away.”

19
Dec

SANTA VARIETY

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

SANTA JEWELRY PINSSANTA JEWELRY PINSSANTA JEWELRY PIN

These Santa Jewelry Pins show a variety of facial expressions as well as a variation of finish.  The painted Santa pins are of the traditional color of red and white.  The natural finish Santa pins show off the grain of the wood as well as letting the carving cuts do the talking rather that the coloring of red and white color scheme for a Santa. Read the rest of this entry »

8
Dec

TIS THE SEASON

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

SANTA WITH SNOWMANTis the Season of carving Santa and Snowmen in the classic childhood memory of Christmas fondly remembered.  This particular carving was a class project in a class taught by Harley Schmidgen in September 2008 at the Caricature Carvers of America Seminar in Converse, Indiana.  Harley carved the original that was used as a model to make instructional rough-outs. Read the rest of this entry »

30
Nov

TURKEY/SANTA NOVELTY

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

TURKEY/SANTA NOVELTY TURKEY/SANTA NOVELTY carvings say “Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas” at the same time as each has a turkey carved on one side and on the back side a Santa is carved using the outline of a turkey turned sideways.  The original pattern and idea came by way of carver Glenn Stewart of Hawesville, Kentucky.

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29
Sep

SANTA GOES GREEN

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

SANTA GOES GREENSanta is above everyone else in his concern about global warming as his North Pole home and gift making factory is in jeopardy.  Thus, Santa is going “Green” to be environmentally correct and to let the rest of us become aware that we are to be caretakers and responsible managers of the good green earth and blue sky of the atmosphere.  Santa teaching us about loving one another and giving gifts of happiness both of which can not be without taking care of the environment in our little corner of the world.  In this series of carved jewelry pins, Santa is wearing a Green cap to remind us to be “evergreen” ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

18
Aug

SANTA CARVING A SANTA – TUTORAL

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

SANTA CARVING A SANTA“Santa carving a Santa” has been a subject carved several times and is being carved again as indicated by the two in the beginning stages of being carved to the basic form.  Serving as a back drop are photographs of earlier editions of the same subject and the one in the middle was carved in 1999.  The very first one was carved in the mid 90’s as a commission but sad to say there is no photograph of the very first one.  Read the rest of this entry »

15
Mar

SANTA JEWELRY PINS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

SANTA JEWELRY PINSSanta jewelry pins are carved as a flat relief out of  quarter inch thick bass wood that is about an inch and a quarter wide, kinda like a yard stick without the numbers printed on it.  Each is carved using a knife.  The head covering is carved first so that when the head is carved it will fit into the hat.  The length is determined by how long of a beard the Santa will have, (making each Santa pin between an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half long).  Read the rest of this entry »