A Practice Owl!
Next to our new cabin is a stump which hold three barn owls that I carved in 2010. It all began with an eight foot stump of an oak tree that died which stands to the West side of our new cabin.
The first part of the carving process is taking off the bark and hoping to actually discover the owls that I thought were hiding in the wood.
I needed to use scaffolding. Here is the first evidence that an owl has been discovered.
There were two large owls carved, along with a baby owl found in the remains of a large branch.
The finished three owls are what led us to think of an appropriate name for our new cabin. It’s called “Owls Branch Lodge.”
This year (2012) we were able to start enjoying our new cabin (aka “Lake Home”). We spent a great deal of time working on various projects, especially those related to landscaping. Consequently I didn’t have much time for carving this past season. With another large oak tree stump about 20 feet from the carving I did in 2010 I could see more owls appearing. As I usually do with the my carving I began by practicing on another log. Thus the owl I carved this past summer is called a “Practice Owl.” The painting I did on it leaves something to be desired, especially with the eyes. When I actually carve the next barn owls I’ll use realistic looking eyes appropriate to a barn owl. Once more it will be a family of owls that I’ll carve in 2013.