and not the compleation of a project. In the process of carving the Red Tail
Hawk, I compleated several other projects over the 3 years, but the most fun was
deciding how I wanted to carve the hawk and creat the habitat. I expermented on
several ideas and 3 years ago I settled on this layout. Sigh!!!... now down to the
work. After making a few deviations, I accomplished the pose I wanted. Then how to
display it. As you see it here, it looks just Ok to me, but it is missing
something. The idea of including maybe a few Trout Lilies, a yellow star shaped
flower along the log. I have always liked orchids and at one time had over 300
in a green house. Maybe..., just maybe, yellow lady slippers, just maybe they
would look good to the right side of the carving in frunt of the log, but how to carve or create
them. 5 is the number I think I need, you know 3 is not enough and 10 to many,
maybe another 20 or 40 hours, but it is the journey! First I thought I would do
the paper sculpting process, no I did not like the final result, not smooth enough.
Maybe metal, no too dificult to get the rounded shape, tupelo, OK, but how to hollow out the
inside. I think I have that worked out, now to the carving.
To be continued.