Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

Scrapper Face Study

Scrapper Face Study is using scrap blocks of wood to carve a variety of faces for creative fun as well as study of creative variations in facial expressions.

Scrapper Face Study

Twenty Minute a Day Carving Workout is to warm up the carving creativity and dexterity of head, hand and knife to shape a block of wood.  No pressure since this exercise is to approach carving in a relaxed manner to carve for the fun of it while experiencing the serendipity discovery of creativity as the cutting edge slicing through the wood to bring to life what is hidden inside.  Creativity is the key that unlocks to door to greater self-awareness and dawns the horizon to imagination’s possibilities.  All would remain hidden if one does not give it a try with a casual carving exercise.  Scrapper Face Study carving is a fun way to create with imagination the only motivator which makes each face unique with a personality of its own.

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It has often been said that “variety is the spice of life,” and the same is true for carving projects that continue to be a “variations on a theme.”  The carvings pictured in this posting are carvings that are repeats of earlier carving projects.  The first “Spice of Life” posting with Scrapper Faces was one year ago today ~ a REDUX of what once was returns again for fresh study.

Often I have suggested that when a carver completes a carving project that carver should carve another one of the same theme.  The purpose of such an activity is to experience “the more one carves the better one carves.”   When carving the first one, the creative sub conscious is recording all that went into the carving process.  When carving the second similar project, the creative sub conscious partners with the carver to make subtle design changes as well as guide the carving process to create a newer version that is just a little better than the previous carving.  If the carver continues to carve another, then another, then another of the similar project the “variations on a theme puts the spice of life” into each carving.  Carving practice faces will lead to carving faces with a variety of personalities depicted in each face carved.  Practice “spices up”  the carver’s carving resulting in experiencing the “Spice of Life ~ Redux.”



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