Had fun a the carving shop last weekend. I met a lot of very talented and interesting people. It seems that there is a fair concentration of carvers around the Kawartha Lakes region. I placed third in the Miscellaneous Novice category.
Seeing some excellent work I have been inspired to search out a course or instructor to improve my caricature carving to improve my pieces.
Socializing over, I have returned to the shop! I have decided to do a limited run of the Rocket Pack Raccoons to see if anyone will actually buy something of mine instead of just talking about it. I'm focusing on improving quality with more finish sanding and the purchase of an air gun for paint application. I am in the midst of making 9 Raccons, 6 as individuals with 3 more for one multiple character piece. Even with only doing a few pieces I can see why many complain about the drudgery of production. It is much more fun to design and create new pieces!