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Re: Carving Jurney 2011 - Dec 18. Last addition

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« on: December 23, 2011, 09:17:25 am »

As my work tends to be more on the carving side, I think this would be the way I would like to present myself, and will add to it as we go along.

This year started with cabbing, and repeated heavy-handed and clumsy hands leading to simple carving.

At the beginning, it was mostly simple lines to save either broken or waste pieces. Snakes eventually lead the way to a little more.



Then came a multitude of shapes and materials. Raching for the stars and sometimes getting close. LOL


But my favorites for this year must be the following



I love the simple ones, where you got a natural background and then just framing it. But I do have to admit that I mostly wear the "Giving a Hand" and the " Key"!

Thanks for looking, next addition is nearly done so there might still be two possible additions before the year is out.

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 09:25:23 am »

Excellent.............those were the ones I mentioned in your cab post................You have had a very great and productive year.......looking forward to the next year's accomplishments........ yes
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 11:03:48 am »

Kurt you should be quite proud of the progress you've made in a short time. Most people can only hope to do nearly as well. Being not afraid to try is key. I remember the times you were frustrated & felt like you had failed. But failure is the best teacher & you have taken those lessons & excelled. Onward & upward my friend & next year? The stars yippie
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 12:00:02 pm »

I have greatly enjoyed going on this journey with you. Each one was my favorite as you posted your designs but looking back and at all of them, I would say the mother and child obsidian (bottome row, second from right)  is my favorite as of today. LOL I might change my mind tomorrow:)
Well done and what a fantastic year my friend:)
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 05:23:11 pm »

Kurt, I am always amazed at your artistry!
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 05:25:56 pm »

Very impressive work. Its hard to imagine what one can do until they try.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 05:45:00 pm »

Great work, Kurt.... yes
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 06:47:15 pm »

You do such beautiful cavings .. !

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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 07:17:54 pm »

That's the challenge, so I hope I will not bore the H..... out of you. saved1

Yea right...................BORING................ saved2
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2011, 12:03:43 am »

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.

I certainly did. Feasts and parties are not for me, so I went back to carving fairly quickly after finishing my work-obligations.

A piece of scrap, an idea born out of fantasy, a little time and hurt fingers from long sanding are all the costs going into this Montana.

Born of fantasy, yet I was told a few days ago by a former Gurka (Nepalese Army, someone who always caries knives, yet claims to only ever draw a blade when there is blood to be let. Dont ever get into a fight with those guys. LOL), that a "Ceremonial Short-Sword" exists that looks apparently similar.

As I was on te road the past few days (as some of you know; I play Santa in shopping Malls) quite a few people saw me sanding the final stages. The remark " It looks like plastic", for once I take it as a compliment! I wish I could capture the light-play in different light-conditions. I really have to pay more attention to possible light-plays in those stones. Only then, can its full potential be realized.


From Scrap we start;


to reach the promise the stone holds for us


Details have to be getting better over time


Only to be left with the hardest choice; Which picture to choose as your favorite



Thanks for looking, and enjoy the remainder of your holidays,..... LOL



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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011, 08:51:45 am »

That is pretty kool there Kurt.........excellent stone working................ yes
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011, 09:20:45 am »

Very kool!
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« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2011, 09:56:19 am »

This sword is amazing. I am stunned with all the details and the beauty.
I would love to be able to hold it in my hands and admire it up close.
It is a magnificent work of love. Love of art and love of rock:)
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2011, 01:15:41 pm »

Oh just another of Kurts carvings (not) LOL
Kurt that is great. The detail & intricacy is super. I'll bet you were holding your breath a lot while doing it. Just waiting for something to break off LOL Agate can be so brittle that working such small details can be very nerve wracking. A super work of art in every way my friend. You should be proud of it. Come a looooooooooong way in a year. yes
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 12:29:04 am »

Wow Kurt, your display is just breathtaking!  I had not seen all of them so, this post was just a treasure for me!!!  Great talent!
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