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Debbie K
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« on: August 04, 2015, 09:09:17 pm »

I haven't posted anything since I nicked my index finger tendon. It has gotten better, but it's still weak and I haven't been carving that much.

I'm not sure if I've posted this or not; if I have, I apologize for double posting.

I haven't been participating as much as I should so I'll try to remedy that. This photo is taken with my new toy, a Celestron microscope, and since the scope was handheld it's not a great picture.

It's a pale citrine, and was a dream to carve. Quartz carves like butter and polishes great; just have to be careful not to let it get too hot. I like what the clear citrine does with the light.

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 10:02:07 pm »

I hope you recover soon. Very interesting carving , what are the dimensions?
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 05:19:54 am »

WOW, Debbie you are the master at carving faces, like the citrine quartz.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 06:34:40 am »

Sorry, the dimensions are about 2" long x 1" wide x 5/8" think. This was a really nice, big clear piece and I carved all of it I could. When I pull the camera out, I'll take a better picture off it as this one is blurry.

I get tired of doing pretty faces, some times I just want to have fun!

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 08:53:37 am »

very spooky!  :D
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 07:04:56 am »

Awesome you are so skilled
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 09:31:26 am »

That is so beautiful. Makes me want to take up carving. That would be right after I become talented.
Do you have a site where you sell these?
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 02:46:06 pm »

That is so beautiful. Makes me want to take up carving. That would be right after I become talented.
Do you have a site where you sell these?

Yup  bricks
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 02:52:03 pm »

I'm absolutely awful at selling and marketing. I've had some stuff in galleries in the past, but never got around to putting up a website.

I do have a Picasa page that has most all of my finished carvings.https://picasaweb.google.com/deborahkirkpatrick56 I can't tell you how many are sitting around in little boxes waiting to have something done with them; my version of "the island of misfit toys", or red-headed stepchildren.

I'm hoping that when my husband retires I can talk him into being my agent. He would have the nerve to ask for high prices and stick to them. I'm more likely to point out all the flaws and negotiate myself down.

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 06:22:17 pm »

Debbie;

   I know what you mean. I quit selling in galleries and barely update my web sites. Selling on etsy and e-bay is 2 or 3 times a year until I run out of stem. So much more fun to find and polish rocks. I will check out your picasa soon. Chores to d and worked late.... No rocks tonight.  I tell people I have over 10,000 slabs and some of them are even good. They think I am joking.   neal
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2015, 06:51:52 am »

Debbie;       

    WOW:   Maybe I am the only one who has not looked at your Picasa site. Your work is incredible and there is so much to see. Where do you find time to do it all.  So any one who has not looked at Debbie's work should visit the site. So much more than just carvings. These are incredible art works that you can wear. I am humbled and with my ego that takes a lot.  neal
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2015, 07:41:13 am »

So glad to see some new work from you Debbie.  Always, always a pleasure seeing your creative pieces.  You never dissapointe. Made my day. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2015, 11:14:07 am »

Your work is incredible. I was just looking around the website and marvelling. I can't believe the 3d shapes you are able to get. Amazing.

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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2015, 12:13:55 pm »

Thanks, all of you, for the kind words. I was afraid after I hurt my hand I wouldn't be able to carve again. This was the first thing I did afterwards.

I'm finding that the carving isn't as hard on my finger as the metalwork. I'm just grateful that I'm still able to do anything.

Here's a better picture, taken with a real camera.


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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2015, 05:24:08 pm »

 This is always a bit of an unfair question asked of artists but what is your artistic motivation for your carvings. I know that is a very personal question but carving like sculpture is a very difficult media to begin so having a good emotional reason for carving will help inspire people to begin. Where does the passion evident in the finished product begin?What I like best about your work is that it seems aesthetically complete to me , a unified form that expresses your vision well.
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