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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Johnny Appleseed Carving Show - 2009

Participated in the Johnny Appleseed carving show this past weekend. There were probably around 50 woodcarvers participating. The toucan was awarded the best of show ribbon. It was the size of a toucan, and very well done.
This little owl was carved by the same carver as the toucan. I liked this little owl the best.

This is a photo of my table. Sorry for all the background. I had several Noah's Arks and animals to show, along with some hand made knives, and various small tree ornaments and pins. I did not enter anything to be judged.
But I did enter the whittling contest. Was lucky to get first place. Didn't get a photo of what I whittled, but it was an old world Santa tree ornament. The theme of the contest was just any Christmas Tree Ornament, from a piece of wood that was supplied. Remember, I like to whittle and carve very small things. My piece of wood was not that small. The ornament ended up being about 8 inches long, and was to be donated to a worthy cause.


Holee said...

Congrats! on the first place ribbon. I like the owl best too.

diy said...

THe owl has it for me too. It has that right look. You know carving is so lacking in followers I do n't know of similar shows here in the UK. It would be very difficult for a young carver to get their name known.

Kaaren said...

Congratulations Tom. I for one know that your whittling is fantastic and that first prize was well deserved.

The owl is magnificent as well.

Thanks for sharing!

Neabear said...

How cool that you won a ribbon for your whittling!! You should be proud.