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Ottawa Carving Show

I attended this year’s show in Kars this weekend put on by the Outaouais Wood Carvers and had a great time.  A big part of making it a great weekend was meeting up with my cousin, Humphrey, in Ottawa and spending a good portion of the day with him visiting the Canadian War Museum and later attending the carving show.  Humphrey and I have a shared interest in remembering the Sheridan history and although his research exceeds mine, I always enjoy the tidbits of information that we share to puzzle the picture together.

Later at the carving show, we were treated to some great carvings.  Although I would have liked to have brought my latest carving along, it would have been too rushed to be ready so “A Moving Experience” took the trip with me.  Mervin the Mover received Best in Class, Best in Division and Judges’ Sentimental Favourite ribbons.

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Some terrific carvings and pyrography works were displayed as well.  You can click on the photos below to enlarge them.

The highlight for me in the carving show was presented by my friend, Tony Endhoven, who created a tremendous carving accented by his pyrography skills and entitled “A Death of Innocence.”  As I stood around chatting with Tony, I was stunned with how many people were approaching him to thank him for doing the carving.  Very well done.

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Ottawa “Poetry on Wood” Carving Show

I enjoyed the Ottawa carving show this past weekend and was happy to receive four ribbons for my entries of Hobo and Ned, and the Three Hounds:  a 1st in Caricatures and a 1st in Division for Hobo and Ned; and, a 2nd in Caricatures and a 3rd in Division for the Hounds.  A nice weekend and a terrific club in Ottawa.

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Once again, just some beautiful carvings were shown over the weekend from about 200 carvers from Ontario and Quebec.  Here is a sampling of just a few photos of the carvings that I enjoyed.

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Ottawa Carving Show

I attended the Ottawa Carving Show this past weekend hosted by the Outaouais Carving Club.  Again, this show was well attended and approximately 180 carvings were entered in all classes.  The event attracts many competitors from Eastern Ontario and Quebec who bring along outstanding carvings.  A very friendly gathering with an opportunity to meet some really nice people.

I entered my two bark carvings along with Cpl. Duncan Sowerby.  Registration was Friday evening so I made the quick trip to Ottawa and again on Sunday afternoon to spend some time taking in the show.  The club always puts on a great prize presentation at the end of the show on Sunday and has a lot of fun with the process.  You would never guess by their light-heartedness that so much gruelling work had gone in to making the event such a success.

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I was very happy to take away a 1st Place in Class and 3rd Best in Division for the “Castle Cottonwood” and a 2nd Place in Class for the “Cottonwood Mill”.  But what really knocked my socks off was a 1st in Class, 2nd in Division and a 2nd Best in Show for the Corporal.  He seemed to be standing a little taller…I know that I was!

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Be sure to check out the Outaouais Club’s website ( I’ve included it in the links to the right of this page ) and plan to attend this event next year.  I’ll upload all of the photos that I took at the event on the Tributesinwood Flickr Photos link soon.

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