(Truth or Consequences NM)
Geronimo Springs Wood Carvers show featured works by the local carvers. There were a great variety of pieces on display. Each crafter sat by their creations, and were eager to explain how they made them.
Items from fairly large to very small, and even tiny were interesting. Some came in sets or groups, but most would stand on their own. Some were painted or stained, and others were left natural.
It was amazing how small they could get. The carvers only used small knives, steady hands, and keen eyes. How they did it without mangling their fingers, I don’t know. Quite an accomplishment.
Glad I stopped to see these tiny wonders and meet those that have the skill and patience to produce them.
Camp: Caballo Lake SP-Upper Flats drycamp
Scene: Wood carvings
Cool stuff! I am amazed at the intricacy of this kind of work. I chuckled when you mentioned mangling the thumbs. I’m nursing a filleted thumb that got nicked at the fishing hole. 🙂
Craftsman are amazing to watch in action. They make it look so easy. Years ago, Mom and I went to the Waterford crystal factory and watched the craftsmen making high-end glassware. It’s fun! You are also in that same category as a plein air painter. It would be fun to have that talent. Take care!
I can paint. But, the things craftsmen do is beyond me.
One can learn anything; it begins with that first step. These are all works of art; fine work. I find it very simple using knives and carving tools.
Then you have a worthy skill. Getting those results with simple tools is amazing to me.