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Old 01-05-2012, 03:12 PM
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I would like to extend an invitation to those who may be interested in Decoy Carving and Wildfowl Carving. I am currently posting a step by step tutorial showing the carving of a one-piece Decorative Lifesize Common Loon from start to finish.

I am using my Facebook page for The Artistry Studios to host my tutorial documenting the carving process of my Common Loon. I took more than 4000 photos over the year long process of carving my entry for the 2011 Ward World Championships.

Currently there are two completed albums, each with approximately 200 photos, and I have just started the third album. Album #1 starts with the development of my clay model, patternmaking, bandsawing and roughout. Album #2 starts out with the initial floatation of my decoy and continues through the setting of the eyes. Album #3 started today, picks up at the carving of the loon's bill.

I use power tools exclusively in my carving process, I favor Tupelo for my carvings and Butternut for my bases. I paint in both acrylics and oils, and I love to teach.

I post 15-20 new photos every morning, with tutorial text accompanying each photo.

Here is the link to the page. If you want to be notified each time I upload new photos to this tutorial and future tutorials, be sure click on the "LIKE" button at the top of page next the The Artistry Studios. This way you won't miss a thing. Click on "Photos" to bring you to the Albums.

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I hope you enjoy the tutorial and feel free to post questions on Facebook for quick answers.

Sincerely,

Laurie J. McNeil

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Congratulations, thanks for sharing.
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Thank you so much Richard! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial!
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WOW!!! fantastic stuff, well done Laurie...love you'r work...mark
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Thank you SO MUCH Mark! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

Mark, your fish carvings are wonderful, as are your bird photos!

Thank you for sharing!

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Fantastic work... congratulations on your World Ribbon that is fantastic. Looked over all your images they are amazing. I need to set some eyes in an elephant head so I now know how to do it. Thanks ~ Dwight
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Wonderful Laurie, I am not a waterfowl carver but the pics make me want to try. Really appreciate the time and the sharing!
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