Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Craig's Post - Carvings

After weeks of asking, my dad finally agreed to write his own post. Here are his words and his pictures.

I just set up a dark blue backdrop to try to get some better pictures.

I have three new carvings to show today and I'm going to post more pictures of the last carvings, as well. I have been using supposedly hundred year old, huge, spruce telephone poles for my last few carvings. This particular section of pole was full of nails where I imagine many "Lost Dog" signs had been hung. I pulled them from the log before I carved the section into this Angry Bear. After finishing the bear, I put all of the nails back into it. A few even went back into their original places.

The Angry Bear stands 4' 2" tall and 19" wide.

I also carved a Bear holding a "Welcome" sign that stands 44" tall and 16" across.

The Angel Bear is complete with a halo and removable wings. She stands 36" tall and 18" wide, with her puffy cloud.

The Fish Bear is 30" tall and 13" wide.

Dress Up stands 4' 4" tall.

Starry Nights is 4' tall and 21" across. I included a picture of the back that shows the rotted out center. I saved as much of the stable interior as I could. These pictures will hopefully show the trees and turquoise "stars" a little more clearly.


It's not part of his post, but it's my blog, so here's a sneak peak at what he's working on! I can't wait to see how it goes!

Accidents happen! Ouch! 


  1. I can't say enough how much I enjoy your dad's bears. I have two that roast marshmallows in the winter by my stove and they go fishing in the summer on the deck. I also have a stately black bear that stands gaurd of our bedroom. Then finally old Grizz sits in my kitchen window. He gets lots of complements.

    1. Thanks, Bonnie! He's so glad you enjoy them. I love that you named one!

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    1. Hi, My bear from your dad is named Binky.. he is on all 4's looks just like a cub. Love him.. Something bad happened to him. he has about 10 sideways bore holes in him.. i freaked out! took Binky outside sprayed with Bug killer? But no bugs came out? I have to clean him after this with bug spray on him. Solutions to repair the bore holes? and what color stain was used? This is terrible.. Love that bear and love the memories that came with him.