When it comes to “walkies”, I´ve really been quite lucky so far – pawsome company, lovely landscapes…So this week I took a superchilled, handsome Rhodesian Ridgeback through the wonderful moorish forest area near the place where I work. The pictures hardly do the place justice, it really has a unique atmosphere, especially with the strange brooding skies, changing weathers with sun & drizzle adding a bit of drama. I enjoyed it tremendously and fortunately will be able to go back to explore the vast area some more. No wonder I ran into professional photographers twice there – it sure has a lot to offer with the vibrant colours of the different types of heather, the black and white bark of birches, flaming reddish-orange berries of the rowan trees and lush green grass.
So this is the third “wood gnarlie” I finished. Tiny and challenging, from birch wood. It was fun especially after I had reached that certain “breaking point” where the work suddenly seems to make sense and the flow begins. Before that it sometimes can be a bit … ah well … gruelling. I called this one Cute Curtis because to me he looks a bit like a Cowboy with his dimply chiselled chin and reminds me a bit of Woody from “Toy Story”, so there you go.
so here´s the piece I am working on at present, a very tiny head, challenging because of the size but again a lot of fun. It´s still in the early ages and I am not soooo sure how it will turn out. But in any case – it´s a fun process I really enjoy a lot.
I need to force myself to take breaks in between because the hands get tired more quickly than I like :-).
Hi, here are the two finished wooden heads – the newer one, “Joshua”, is about 9 cm high, whereas the first one is really tiny, about 5 cm high. “Joshua” was more easy to handle with the tools I have, so for the upcoming tiny gnarlies I think I´ll stick with that height.