Archive for April, 2013

Figurehead – nose, mouth and front edge of cap

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

News Flash: I have actually done some carving recently on my hurdy-gurdy peghead! The nose and lips are done, and much of the rest of the face is better shaped, except for the eyes. I have also started smoothing her cap. I am pleased with everything so far. I hope the eyes turn out as well. For a comparison to what it looked like previously, go here.

The face is beginning to be worth looking at

The face is beginning to be worth looking at

My father’s portrait completed

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Father

My father's marquetry portrait

At long last, I finished my father’s marquetry portrait! I posted the pattern for this in August, 2010. It was mostly what I have been doing, hobbywise, instead of working on my hurdy-gurdy. This is made from thin wood veneers cut with an X-acto knife. To compare it with my mother’s and to see the original picture, go here.