Due to my hands swelling, it's been a long time since I picked up a carving knife. I couldn't stand it any longer, I HAD to feel the wood in my hands again and create something. Out of all the mediums I work with, wood carving is my real love.
With Easter and Spring right around the corner, being inspired by bunnies was easy.
This little fellow stands 5 1/2 inches tall. His jacket is painted robin's egg blue and his tie is green with white polka-dots. I aged him with antiquing gel and attached vintage flowers to his hands, which totally complement the colors of his clothes.
What I like about carving bunnies is that they can stay out all Spring and Summer long. This lady bunny stands 6 inches and is the tallest of them all. I carved her wearing a skirt, blouse, boots, and an apron. Her flowers are not vintage, but brand new and made from paper. I always like carving females because their dresses are so fun to create!
Here's a face only a mother could love! This big buck-toothed bunny was extra challenging trying to get those teeth inside his mouth. I have him holding a single pink rose. To add to the aged look, I attached some vintage velvet leaves to the stem.
This little bugger was the hardest of them all, and it was purely my fault. I made a novice carver's mistake - I carved him out against the grain. Big no-no! I was too stubborn to stop and just kept carving him. Because he was the first bunny I attempted though, it made all the others much easier! I added a metal pocket-watch to his vest, which reminds me of the rabbit in, "Alice in Wonderland."
All bunnies are one-of-a-kind and are currently listed in my ETSY Shop.
More to come!!!