Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Nativity

Well, with "Practical Jokes" all finished up, it's time to move on to something new.  My sweet wife has put in a request in for a new Nativity since last year the kids were a little rowdy and porcelain does not do well in the presence of rowdiness. 

This is a new adventure that I am embarking on since I'm a caricature carver trying to carve a reverent Nativity.  I assume that It will turn out somewhere in between a caricature and a realistic carving.  I'm also going to try something new with Mary and the baby Jesus and try carving them out of a solid block of wood.

I have looked at the pose that I want accomplish and I just don't see it happening except it come from a single block, so you will have to hang in there with me as I stumble along.  I will post periodic updates (whenever I get enough done to see progress) on The Carving Bench page.  I hope you will follow along with me as I tackle this new challenge.  Hopefully it will turn out to be something special.

1 comment:

  1. I'm anxious to see this.

    I have done two nativity sets (well, really more like one and a half) and I'm always interested to see how other people carve theirs.