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STILL HAVE 10 FINGERS!!!

unlike my Dad (yup the same guy who fell through the roof and broke his knee!) who has cut off hmmm one thumb and the ends of 3 fingers! Usually Gord hides knives when my Dad comes and won’t  keep sharp ones in the house – hence no cooking!!! 🙂

Yesterday’s carving class with our incredible teacher Donna was such fun. We worked long and hard – from 9:30 to 5:30 but wow did we ever produce wonderful carved folkart fish. I have hesitated to try carving – always figured I could just buy from Donna but hmmm it was fun so next  summer we are doing CHICKENS!… Here are pix of the class and our results! (Wendy and Vince unfortunately left before I pulled out the camera so no pix of their fish in progress):


Here you can see what the original uncarved piece of wood looked like

the final process was painting, painting, shellacking, sanding, shellacking, distressing, antiqueing, spraying…

Donna our teacher doing the dirty job!!! antiqueing…

Finished pieces – Ingrid

Liz

Kelly

Donna (with my fish!)

Most of the finished fish …

and Dewey waiting for a treat!!!!!

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  1. Love your web page, it looks like great fun!

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  2. OMG – Loretta those fish are gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At first i did not know what all you were carving at first I thought pumpkins and then I thought carving up a real fish to eat ! OK so this is sooo much more fun !!!!!!!!!!

    Glad your fingers are still all in place for hooking !!!

    jane

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  3. That was so much fun…and they all look amazing…count us in for chickens please!

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  4. These fish are really neat. Love them. Well done all

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  5. Wow they all look superduper. Folk Art fish to add to your decor of your “cottage” purfecttttttttttttt hope Dewy got to have a fishreat. Would love to know about any future wood carving classes. Who do I contact? Sandi

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  6. Wow they all look superduper. Folk Art fish to add to your decor of your “cottage” purfecttttttttttttt hope Dewy got to have a fishtreat. Would love to know about any future wood carving classes. Who do I contact? Sandi

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  7. It looks like all of the people who attended this workshop had an awesome time. All of the carved fish look absolutely wonderful. I bet that you are all “hooked” 🙂 on carving!
    The looped wire for the dorsal fin is fabulous. Are the pectoral fins etc on the whimsical speckled trout made from metal?… pieces of antique tin used for ceilings???
    Congratulations on your fine work. I look forward to seeing the future chickens.

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    • Hi Louiseeeeee so nice to hear from you Knowing what a wonderful carver you are makes your comments even more appreciated Ohhhhhh hooked but only as a group activity Dont think i have that much confidence yet
      Betty did up the looped wire for us and vince brought the tin for the fins – yup old ceiling tiles! Some a tad more rusty than others and some cut in different shapes So our fine work – or is that fin work!!!! – was
      a lot of fun! cannot wait to do the chickens!!!! bt will have to…

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  8. WOW! what a great job you all did. I am jalous. I love the turned up tail and the painting is different on all of them. Congrats to you all.
    Like Wendy please count me in for the chickens next year.

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  9. The Country Mouse

    Fin-tastic!!!

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  10. Hey! Let me know when you are co-ordinating another carving class and if you have room for me! Would totally LOVE to try it!
    Cindy

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