Monday, March 14, 2011
Ashley learns to whittle
Well I've gone and done it. I've taught someone else to whittle.
My girlfriend's sister Ashley asked if I would show her how to carve. I was more than happy to do so.
I have to say Ashley's work, a trio of spike trolls, are much, much better than my early carvings ever were. She took right to it and best of all her technique was SAFE. We focused on basic cuts, edge control, and some common grips. At no time did we have need for first aid, though I always keep a little kit close by.
Ashley's spike trolls are playful, colorful, and fun. She incorporated nice thin curls and bark shaving for beard and hair effects. I think they look great!