A Sunny Day at the Bark Cottage
A beautiful day today in Kingston and Rosie and I spent a couple of hours enjoying the backyard…carving, weeding, barking at squirrels, etc. Here’s a couple of pictures from our afternoon.
I’ve hollowed out the back of the carving with the Foredom tool so that I could open up the window panes. I used the same process as the last time…drilled out the window pane with a small bit, hollowed out the back until I was able to see the drilled holes and then used knives and chisels to clean up the square panes. I’ve also used a small gouge to create the look of bark on the tree and have added some blocks, boulders and a tunnel entrance to the bottom of the carving.
A bit more work on the base and then adding the rope and pulleys for the freight elevator and we’ll be ready for a finish to be applied.
Looks really good! The second photo of the house. The way you placed the door and window by your thumb, gives life to the tree as if it has a face. Above the door it is as if he has wrinkles in concentration or deep in thought.
I love your dog. she is beautiful!
Another perfect carving,you really have an eye for details and I can’t wait to see the rope and pulleys for the freight elevator,love it.
Rosie is a Beautiful little girl,she has such an expressive face 🙂
Thanks Cheryl. I never really thought about giving the tree some human qualities. I think that I’m going to intentionally design that into my next bark carving. And Rosie’s a good little dog.
Lynne, those ropes and pulleys are going to be different for sure. Rosie’s face is expressive in that it says “I’m the boss.”