Friday, 31 December 2010

de Gaulle

First sorry about de Gaulle being a messy eater, I did n't notice that ketchup stain till after I took the photo.  For a couple of reasons I'm running out of carving wood so this is a bit prefabricated, 4 pieces in all.  Interesting but restricting.    I'd like to carve all WW2 leaders . However for the time being I'm fish stuff out of the trash bin.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Cauld laddie

If nothing else its seasonal!  I fished a messed up carving from the bin and got this out of it around 5 inches in height, limewood.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

opinions needed

 Can I begin by saying I'm not keen on what goes under the guise of PC.  Nor do I believe in tramping over the feelings of others.

 I recently posted my latest caricature, Hitler.  This seemed to provoke an over reaction from a fellow carver.  " throw that efigy into the stove".   First of all I will not do as dictated to. 

  This is one of a deries of WW2 figures I want to carve, de Gaulle is almost finished,

 My question is , does anyone else find this caricature offensive?
Let me know.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Seasonal greetings

    For anyone who follows this blog and some do;
A merry Xmass and a Peaceful New Year for you all.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

snowed in.

Well it takes little for us to be beaten by the snow here in Scotland.  We've had above average and we're grinding to a halt.  Janice went to her work yesterday and is snowed in.  Her relief can n't get there.  Still its not all bad, plenty food and heating both here and at her work .  I've made a big pot of golash in the slow cooker.  The dogs' treats, liver I've cut up and micro waved.  So send it down.  The carving is a 5 inch one of the madman, I hope to carve other figures from WW2..  Unfortunately I'm running out of wood .  De Gaul might be next he was a thin man and I've a bit of wood that might fit the bill.

Monday, 6 December 2010


The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.

  The claims of originality, in fact copywrighting carving designs has often amused me.    After voicing my concers another carver suggested some quotes on the topic.   The one above I feel its accurate.  It also rules out me, and alot of others from claims of originality.

Saturday, 4 December 2010


 Here's some of the Santas I've carved.  The shelf sitter looks as though he's in his underwear.
The snow for the first time today shows signs of a thaw.  Because of the changing wather in this part of the world we'll get this regular in the winter. Snow thaw, snow and all the mess it suggests.
Both Janice and I are keen ebook readers and have used this a lot because of the weather.  I'm reading a book on the loose of freedom of speech, I'm half way through it and have to say its made me more convinced that being PC is not something I find I want to aim for.  Seems to me that if I  do n't follw the dictates of a minority, usually of foreign origin I become a racist.  Do n't hold with being rude nor offensive but feel I retain the right to express myself.