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Old 11-23-2009, 01:28 PM
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Hi all, thought I'd share some Arizona Cottonwood Ornaments I made from scrap bark. After down sizing long strips of bark for houses I had smaller pieces left over. So I thought why not try to carve some small woodspirit ornaments. It was fun and my first Arizona Cottonwood Bark Ornaments.

Also, including a small bark house that I especially like, so thought I'd share it too.
As always I appreciate hearing your comments and thoughts.
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Those are some great little ornaments, and I like the layout of that house. You utilized the shape of the bark very well.
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Thank you seangrady, for the nice compliment. I especially liked this little house when it was finished. I think it has a sculptural appearance. It was also a left over piece from a large bark strip. Just can't throw away Cottonwood Bark. lol
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Kathy, I like the way you used the bark for the house, just like it "belongs". Love the little woodspirits too. Looks like you're having fun! I just picked up some local cottonwood bark, gonna give it a try real soon. Great to see you back.

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Excellent !
Love the Tree Decorations !
- and yes, I have trouble throwing away 'scrap' pieces... more so if I paid for them (Bark) by the inch.
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Hello Wildsourdough, and welcome to WCI and thank you for your nice compliment.
I have to pay for the nice thick Plains Bark too. The Arizona Cottonwood Bark is not near as thick 1 to 2 inches if I'm lucky. It's hard to find it thick enough to stand on it's own, generally always has to be a wall mount.
I buy my thicker bark from Art Olver artolver@comcast.net his bark is really nice and he is super to do business with. He is also a member of this site and posts when he can.
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Kathy, I like the way you used the bark for the house, just like it "belongs". Love the little woodspirits too. Looks like you're having fun! I just picked up some local cottonwood bark, gonna give it a try real soon. Great to see you back.

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Yes I'm having fun I love to carve Cottonwood bark always a challenge. lol
Great, I hope you will share your Cottonwood bark carvings with us. Thank you, also for the welcome back WCI is like one big family--hugs all around.
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Hi all, thought I'd share some Arizona Cottonwood Ornaments I made from scrap bark. After down sizing long strips of bark for houses I had smaller pieces left over. So I thought why not try to carve some small woodspirit ornaments. It was fun and my first Arizona Cottonwood Bark Ornaments.

Also, including a small bark house that I especially like, so thought I'd share it too.
As always I appreciate hearing your comments and thoughts.
Kathy

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Hello, Hal
Thank you, for the nice compliments on my ornaments and bark house. I'll be teaching a 5 week class to some of the residents in our Community mid January. Looking forward to the challenge of teaching--not a carver in the bunch. Hopefully may encourage some to become carvers.
Kathy
Hal just looked at your Blog loved the Woodle People and great work on reworking that knife.
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