Archive for December 18th, 2020



   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Carving Projects

Five years after carving the first Pumpkin Doodle, the second one was carved in 2020.  It was carved out of a six inch by two inch by inch and a half basswood block using knives in the Whittle-Carving style.  Carving the first pumpkin doodle was an exercise in creativity.  Carving the second, was of another phase of creativity that utilized a previously carved model.  The creative tension was still there but not as intense since much of the design had already been discovered. The second approach was a little strained by not wanting to copy the original so that the second pumpkin doodle would have its own characteristics ever so slight.  The basic form remained the same while each face took on a personality of its own.

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