Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials, Whittle Doodles

Whittle Doodle Doods  are the result of doodling with a knife. The fifty Doodle Doods pictured in this album are the end result of learning demonstrations for carving a Plane Face to learn the A, B, C’s of Face Carving.  They are assembled with five faces attached together in a handy study grouping with eight photographs for each grouping.

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Doodling is often thought of as an exercise in doing nothing to counteract boredom or to idle away time.  Actually doodling is the creative urge within each of us that seeks to escape through the cracks of relaxed and unplanned creative activity.  Doodling is the precursor of the artist’s sketch book, the writer’s idea journal and the day dreamer’s mental planning.  For the carver, doodling with a knife is the exercise of creative practicing.  Like all doodling activity which begins as a fun release of creative pent up energy, doodling leads to refining those doodles into worthwhile learning experiences on the journey of creating an art form.  The more one doodles the better the growth and awareness of creative energy bubbling forth in freedom of expression.

The first intent is to study the carved faces as examples of the variety of faces that can be carved from the beginning opening up exercise.  The greater intent is to encourage carvers to doodle faces on their own journey of letting each face carved be a learning experience.  Practice carving faces is to experience, “the more one carves the better one carves.”  Every face carved is a practice piece and a learning piece that allows creative energy to bubble through the cracks of the creative urge within each of us.




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