Shortly after I moved in, I had some trees cut down. My original intent was to make Mushroom people. But the trees were so close together that I don't think it will work.
Last summer Dale bought a set of three wood chisels for a different project and never opened them up. He gave them to me instead.
I stripped the bark off from one of the stumps today and I was surprised that I could see the face hiding under the surface. I sat on the ground for an hour this evening uncovering the face. Even with new tools, this is going to take a while. I might need to buy some stains to bring out some of the drama of the face when I am done.
I have been a painter for a log time. But carving is so different. You can't put it back on once you chisel it off. So it will take a long time as I take off thin layers at a time until I become more confident.
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