Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Picture Frame – Celtic Knot

Frame designs are chosen for a couple of reasons but one major one is so that I can develop different carving skills.  A fairly common theme would include interlaced patterns like those found in Celtic designs.  I have a friend, … Continue reading

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Short Follow-Up on Leaf Motif Frame

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I know the quality of that picture will have a lot to do with that!  That being said I’d like to have a photographic history of the frames made during … Continue reading

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Gold on the Leaf Motif Frame

If you read my last post the first carved frame of the Scottsdale adventure was ready for the gilding step.  I use composition gold which I like to refer to as Dutch Gold because of my heritage.  However; Diane feels this … Continue reading

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First Scottsdale Adventure Picture Frame

So it begins — the first of hopefully many frames that I’ll be able to accomplish on our 6 months Scottsdale adventure!  This one features the corner leaf design from Chris Pye’s series.  What you see is ready to be … Continue reading

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More than one way to skin a Cat!

          ….and I don’t mean this one! Just thought I’d start this out with a little bit of humor and show you how close to me my cat likes to be.  When we first began our … Continue reading

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Rosette/Patera Final Post

This blog about the Rosette will start with two pictures, taken at the same time with my iPhone but at slightly different angles to illustrate the way the light hits the carving.  I’m super happy with the “fruits of my … Continue reading

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Some Issues (problems) but also some Solutions!

Even though I’m over half way into my sixth decade I really dislike the word “retired”; like Diane says it gives her the connotation of giving up.  At church there is a group called The Next Chapter so that’s what … Continue reading

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