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I have set up this blog to document the progress of carvings in-the-works, to share some of my thoughts about carving, and to invite you to enter into conversation with me about carving. I look forward to your comments.
For more information about my Whittlins ‘n Wood Carvings and Sculptures, please visit my web page at
Thank you…enjoy your visit!


Published on August 22, 2008 at 2:10 am  Comments (14)  

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  1. Hi, Mush!

    The Coon cat is absolutely majestic! I marvel at your work every time I see something new… it just gets better and better!

    Hugs and Love,


  2. Way to go, Mush! I’m sure enjoying chatting with you and am in awe of your carving!

  3. Thanks, Casey!! I appreciate your comments…a lot! 🙂

  4. Hehehe, then prepare yourself. I’m nothing if not loquacious! C

  5. Mush,
    I have not been very active on the “LIST’S” lately but I had to compliment you on your “Blog”.
    Your carvings are great as they always are.
    I am allergic to cats but your photo’s of Whiskers
    is very good.
    I enjoyed the visit to your Blog and I hope you have continued succes with your excellent woodcarvings.


    • Bill,
      Thank you, Thank you. I appreciate your comments!! We have definitley missed you in chats and on the lists. Hope you are well and doing lots of great carving!

  6. Marcia, I just found your website and your work is amazing!!! Do you hand paint everything?


    • Kim, THANK YOU! And yes, I do hand paint everything.

  7. Finally made it to your site. 1st class
    Awesome sculptures………
    St John takes my breath away…..

    • Myrna, THANK YOU!!! Glad you found the page! I definitely enjoyed carving the two saints!

  8. Mush, I am a beginner carver and just finished a bark carving of an old man with a flowing beard but it’s no where as good as yours. Your detail for such small carvings is amazing.I look forward to being able to carve as well as you.


    • John, thank you!! I have been carving for upwards of 20 years and am still learning. I love detail…can you tell? 🙂 It’s like anything else…time, patience, practice! 🙂 Thanks for your comments. I look forward to seeing your carvings 🙂

  9. As a new carver, how do I overcome timidity? Socially I’m not shy but put a knife in my hands and I can’t “see” how deep to ever cut.

    • Hi, Mel,
      Welcome to woodcarving. It is not at all unusual for new carvers to be timid about removing wood, afraid they will take away too much wood. As you acquire new skills, are more comfortable with handling a knife, and gain confidence you will be far less timid. Keep in mind that in wood carving there are no mistakes….just design changes. 🙂 Each design change will be a new lesson learned. Just have fun…that’s what it’s all about.

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