While at the Evart, Michigan Woodcarvers Roundup last week I started carving a walking staff/stick. The stick is 46 inches tall, and is Aspen. I decided that I wanted a Gnome on the top and then added a Gnome house at the very bottom. In between the top and the bottom there is a leafed vine with Dogwood flowers. And since I am basically a whittler, the staff was carved entirely by pocket knife. The only blunder I made was trying to tint the staff after I had returned from the eye Doctor with my eyes dilated.