I've not done much painting lately as wood carving (yes, wood carving!) caught my fancy and I tried my hand at that for a while.
I really like learning new things, seeing if I can 'conquer' a new craft and, well, just being a very fickle woman!
But wood carving! You all know how much I like working with wood so carving would seem to be a natural progression but I have to admit - I totally suck at it!
This is what I accomplished after many days and several sliced fingers!
This Santa figure was from a beginner tutorial that I found on the internet. Notice I said beginner tutorial! Who screws up with a beginner tutorial? Well, I did. I admit I don't have the best or most in the way of carving tools, but still, I shouldn't have all the fuzzy wood fibers left after carving. Unfortunately, the tutorial didn't tell you what to do about them or even how to avoid them in the first place.
And this is my excuse for neither painting nor updating my blog. Sore, bleeding fingers aren't the best for either painting or typing!