The Bears – – – 11/9/2017

I’ve been beating this tree to death for over 3 months now, and as of today, here’s what I’ve accomplished so far: (Check out the previous Newsletters)

The standing bear’s head is still too large, but it is still completely in solid wood. The major consideration that I have had to take into account on this carving has been that the tree has a rotten center. This condition has changed the design of the carving several time, but at this point, the design is pretty well “Locked-In”

This is the inside of the tree just above the sitting cub’s ears. I suspect it was caused by “Carpenter Ants” and that somewhere inside this tree the nest is still active. (I haven’t seen any ants.)

The weather is beginning to change, but I would still like to complete the “roughing-in” of at least the “Standing Bear” before winter puts an end to the carving for the year.

We’ll see how it goes,

About The Late Emerging Artist

This is the site of "The Emerging Artist's Newsletter. I use it to track the progress of the Art that I am currently creating. The typical Newsletter publishes once or twice a month, depending of how creative I am at any given time.
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