Today was the second day of the Woodcarvers on Wheels week of workshops. Woodburning is also being taught. This blog will be mostly pictures, and they will tell the story.
Here are some of the wonderful items created by the “pros” who are now teaching their craft.
There’s even a woman who will teach you how to decorate a gourd or make a bowl out of a cowboy’s lariat.
Here’s a woodcarving in progress.
And a finished carving from a master who can make eyes look like they are staring a hole through you.
Walt Gunn is one of the experienced carvers getting ready to make a mess.
He and Don Hankins really get into their craft.
Ron Hopf has been doing this for a long time, too.
And Jerry Avis from Nova Scotia convinced me this was only his second attempt at carving, but he worked on it for a year!
Meanwhile the beginning woodburners, otherwise known as pyrographers (or pyromaniacs), were starting to show a lot of progress. This is my sweetie Don’s work today.
And Jan Mains is really getting the hang of it, too. Her Kokopelli (one of my faves) is even better than Don’s. Be sure to check out her blog, too.
Sandy Kruty is an excellent teacher (see one of her works – cowboy on a galloping horse - above).
And Jan’s hubby Bill seems to be learning a lot from his carving instructor, too.
Later, Don and I had a chance to spend some quality time with our longtime friends, Dennis and Carol Hill, in their new Winnebago Journey, called “Baby” due to its short 36’ length. Their three previous motorhomes were 40’ or longer.
Dennis loves to smoke meat, and he saved some of his famous ribs for us. Yummy! And a great evening getting caught up on our travel lives.