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  • tbox61
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    Originally posted by Danibeth View Post
    You did an outstanding job!! I have a couple of pieces of cottonwood bark I would love to carve, but sadly I have little ability to imagine what might be in it.
    The best thing you could do is get Rick Jensen's book on carving bark. His tutorial and past projects have inspired me to 'get a little funky' when carving. I have another guy in our carving club that has told me to just start carving and see what happens. I have some bark at home that I was given and can do that on that bark...the bark I pay for I am a bit more careful with!

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  • Danibeth
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    You did an outstanding job!! I have a couple of pieces of cottonwood bark I would love to carve, but sadly I have little ability to imagine what might be in it.

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  • tbox61
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    Thanks to all for commenting! I got second place on this at our local fair...my good friend's caricature carving beat it out...He actually got Grand Champion, so I don't feel too bad!

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  • yolli
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    Wow, great Thing. It really makes my fantasy go round... Gnome, elves, other strange creatures... Can write many stories around this beautiful house.

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  • Nebraska
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    I always like the whimsical homes in bark and this one is certainly well done.

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  • Arthur C.
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    Bob, that is thoughtfully designed and beautifully carved. Congratulations on a fine fantasy piece. I have a piece of bark my brother gave me a couple of years ago, but I haven't been able to decide what to do with it. You've inspired me to give it another look!

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  • sappy
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    Really neat, brings to mind all sorts of stories!

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  • 4ND3R5
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    Very cool and well done. I agree with Brian that it you can stare at it and get lost day dreaming. Amazing.

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  • Claude
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    That is a beautiful bark carving!

    Claude

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  • tbox61
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    Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

    When I was a kid, my summers would be taken up by breaking down cardboard boxes and 'rebuilding' houses, forts, etc. for my GI Joes, (Not much to do during the hot summers on the farm in the 60's as a 7 year old!!).

    This new medium takes me back to my youth, and I can be as creative as my mind will allow! My finishing method is a combination of my own and what Rick Jensen does on his carvings. The shoe cream is really amazing.

    It is really addictive!!!

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  • JBright11
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    Outstanding work, very nicely detailed.

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  • Tom Ellis
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    Beautiful job, makes me dizzy thinking about falling down those stairs.

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  • Mark N. Akers
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    fantastic job on the bark condo, very nice.

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  • Brian T
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    Fantasty. Pure fantasy. Very realistic finish. My first reaction was that I'd expect to see that in a library. Just came to me, don't know why.

    No people. A concept that I was taught many decades ago, doing large format B&W landscape photography. By leaving people out of the scene, it allows the viewer to imagine that they are the first, alone, to see that place.

    In your carving, I get to stand on each floor and gaze out the windows. Nobody there to break my train of thought. That's really well done.

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Like your detai\l! CW is easy to carve but sometime the detail you would like just keeps flavking a way from you , but you seem to hold it well, great job

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