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CREATING TREE SPIRITS

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Here are some new additions to my creative art portfolio!

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SOLD

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AVAILABLE!

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AVAILABLE!

I will try to take you through how I create one of my tree spirits.  It starts with a trip to a local stump dump.

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On this day I did not expect to bring home a stump.  It was suppose to be more of a scouting trip.  When I found this particular stump, I had to have it and wasn't sure that the stump pile wouldn't be sent through a giant grinder by the time I returned.  Luckily when I go on hikes I always have a rope tied around my waist.

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I was able to turn the stump into a backpack with my rope, leaving my hands free to carry other choice pieces of wood.

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It was a long walk and I was glad to get home.  However my new stump was worth the carry.

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Next the dirt and gravel must be washed out of the root mass.

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After the tree root is cleaned, I choose one where, hopefully with the aid of the roots characteristics, the structure of a face is evident.

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Next I lay out my chisels for easy access.

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The spirit face is sketched onto the log.

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A basic outline is chiseled out.

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Chiseling continues as a face takes shape.

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Oops!!!

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At this point a dye grinder lends a hand and then the face outline is sketched again.

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A very sharp detail knife helps out with the eye.

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It's time to stand the spirit up and call Chris in for a critique.

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As night fall begins to close in, it also starts to get cold.

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Finally I add a little color and finish.

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AVAILABLE!

 

 

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  • tstaples Friday, 23 May 2014

    Beautiful work! The tree spirit emerges from the piece.

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