Christmas Tree Carvings:Second Week

frog copy gazelle copy goose copy lady bug copy skunk copy

The next five Christmas tree carvings lovingly created by my husband.*

*Many of you will remember my husband’s tradition of carving the stump of our family’s Christmas tree each year, into a creature.  Each creature represents  a sustaining memory of something significant to us in that year.  In addition, he cleverly inserts a penny with the year’s date into the bottom of each little sculpture to document its year.

Today we have a collection of thirty sculptures. Each week until the end of the year, I’ll be posting photos of the carvings that I haven’t previously posted.  Each carving is precious to us.   I hope you will enjoy them as well.

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Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. I’m still dazzled by the ingenious idea of doing these ‘commemorative’ carvings–so wonderfully personal and meaningful in itself–but also delight in the carvings themselves. The frog is pretty brilliant, and not just in its coloration!

  2. A new series of amazing sculptures, dear Elena! Congratulations to your husband that created them so beautiful.
    Have a wonderful day, dear Elena! Big hugs, with love, Stefania! 🙂

  3. What a great idea. Unfortunately wood carving is one skill I haven’t tried. My fingers are too precious to me and I can be a bit of a klutz when it comes to knives. I have the scars to prove it.

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