Archive for the ‘Carving Friends’ Category

18
Dec

DUDES CARVED by Don Worley

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Don Worley carves in a delightful and whimsical style that is not only eye catching but is also instructive in an inspirational manner.  Years ago, he introduced his “No-See-Ums” that became a favorite carving project among carvers ~    Recently he introduced his “Biker Dudes” that had the same appeal to carvers both in classes he taught and those who followed his self-published book.

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28
Oct

IVAN SNYDER ~ The Journey

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The photo above is entitled “The Journey” by Ivan Snyder.  I first met Ivan last year at the Buckeye Woodcarving Round Up near Piqua, Ohio.  He was sitting in my informal class of carving small figures concentrating of facial features.  After a while he showed me a few of his small carvings that jumped right up and shook my hand.  They were alive with imagination and personality and as I got to know Ivan more during the next couple of days of class we became kindred brothers of miniature carvings.  Below are photos of the carvings he showed me.

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15
Oct

WHITTLING JIM HECKER ~ Flat Plane Carvings

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The “Shorties” above are two and half-inch tall creations of Whittling Jim Hecker.  Jim is a carving friend who lives in Elk River, MN.  We first met at the International Congress of Woodcarving in 2009 and have maintain mutual friendship through emails, Facebook, two more meeting at International Congress and a couple of times in conjunction with the Dayton Artistry in Wood show.

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26
Apr

CARVING BIKER DUDES by Don Worley

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Don Worley announces the availability of his newly published book “Carving Biker Dudes” selling for $18 and will be available through classes he will teach in Taylor Mills, KY (May 4 and 5) ~ Wilmot, OH (June 1 and 20) ~ Buckeye Roundup, Fletcher, OH (July 25 through 28) or by ordering directly from Worley by contacting him by email~ deworley429@gmail.com

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17
Apr

CARICATURE FACE STUDY

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

                         

Don Worley carves very unique caricature faces that are good study faces.  He calls these magnet face carvings “Biker Dudes,” who were introduced in an earlier posting: “Carving Biker Dudes by Don Worley”.  The next two photos are of more of Worley’s creations for study and to see them in person ~ Don will have them available at the Dayton Artistry in Wood Show, October 13 and 14, 2018 at the Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH.

            

23
Sep

CARVING BIKER DUDES by Don Worley

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

            

Don Worley, the creator of No-See-Ums has created another fun and addictive carving project called “Biker Dudes.” Read the rest of this entry »

28
Jun

CLIFFORD J. REEDER ~ In Memory

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

                                        

CLIFFORD J. REEDER 6/26/21 ~ 6/26/17

Cliff Reeder was a good carving friend to many woodcarvers in the Cincinnati, Ohio area being a long-time member of the Cincinnati Carvers Guild.  It was at a Cincinnati Carving show in the mid 1980’s that our mutual friendship developed and it is with deep respect and appreciation to remember Cliff who ended his life’s journey on his ninety sixth birthday. In his twilight years, he dedicated his carving activities to carving Eagle Canes for wounded veterans as is beautifully highlighted by clicking on Clifford J. Reeder. (Long Memories, LLC) Read the rest of this entry »

4
Aug

FULL MOON ~ Simple Beauty in Art

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

                                                     Mieczyslaw Wojtkowski FULL MOON

Art and music are the universal language spoken without words and yet understood with a sense of wonder and needs no interpretation.  Such was the case when the WOOD BEE CARVER first viewed a photograph of a bas relief carving entitled “FULL MOON” and carved by an artist from Poland, Mieczyslaw Wojtkowski. Click on his name to go to his blog to be amazed at an array of beauty in a variety of sculpture art including relief, in the round and chain saw works of art. An award winning artist whose art speaks to all languages without translation even though his blog can be translated from his native Polish into the reader’s language. Read the rest of this entry »