Author Archive for Matt Kelley

September-October 2018 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

 

Cather­ine Ann Kel­ley

1950–2018

From the Edi­tor -

This issue of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine is ded­i­cat­ed to the mem­o­ry of Cather­ine Ann Kel­ley, my wife of over 46 years.  As many of you know, Cathy passed away in ear­ly July this year at the end of a near­ly six year bat­tle with stage 4 duo­de­nal can­cer.  This is a very rare can­cer of the part of the intes­tine just past the stom­ach, and is typ­i­cal­ly not dis­cov­ered until well advanced.  Because it is so rare, there is no spe­cif­ic chemo pro­to­col for this can­cer; as a result, Cathy endured four dif­fer­ent kinds of bow­el can­cer chemo.  Each pro­to­col would hold the can­cer at bay for a while, but her can­cer was relent­less.  We were, none the less, blessed with far more time then we have any rea­son­able right to expect.  

Cathy was deter­mined that ill­ness would not define her life, and she was able to spend con­sid­er­able time with our young grand­chil­dren, watch our eldest son mar­ry, enjoy four win­ters in Flori­da, and gen­er­al­ly live a com­fort­able life, save for the final two years.  Cathy often wore a name­plate neck­lace engraved with ENDURANCE.  She was inspired in part by the incred­i­ble sto­ry of Ernest Shack­le­ton and the crew of his ship Endurance, who sur­vived ten months on polar ice when their ship was trapped, then lat­er crushed by ice floes.  Ulti­mate­ly the entire crew was res­cued with­out loss of life; the tale of their sur­vival is a great sto­ry and worth a read (or lis­ten).  The Shack­le­ton fam­i­ly mot­to was By Endurance We Con­quer.  The ver­sion we adopt­ed to hon­or Cathy is

By Endurance We Are Vic­tors

 

In this issue:

  • 2017 Day­ton Artistry In Wood Win­ners Pho­to Gal­leries
  • 2017 Day­ton Artistry In Wood Show Report
  • San­ta and Friends Gallery 2018 Call For Pho­tos
  • Pete LeClair: San­ta
  • An Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table Hat Trick: Shoe­horn, Wolf Stop­per, Christ­mas Tree Orna­ment
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

As always, we wel­come your feed­back, ideas for arti­cles, etc.  Please use the con­tact form on the About page in the menu bar above.  Please sup­port our spon­sors;  just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Pho­to by Marc Feath­er­ly at IWC ’14

Matt Kel­ley

Editor/Owner

2017 Artistry In Wood Photo Galleries

Artistry In Wood 2017 Photo Galleries

Pho­tog­ra­phy by Carl Saathoff

To vis­it the Gallery pages, click the links below, or the Gal­leries link in the menu bar to the left.

Artistry in Wood 2017 Carv­ing Win­ners — click HERE

Artistry in Wood 2017 Wood­work­ing Win­ners - click HERE

 


 

Call for Photos: Santa Gallery ’18

TBerrySantasign

San­ta Carv­ing sign by Tim Berry

The Annu­al San­ta & Friends Gallery will once again grace the pages of November/December issue of WOM. You are invit­ed to sub­mit pho­tos of favorite San­tas, Mrs Claus, elves, snow peo­ple, or oth­er sea­son­al item you’ve carved in the last 24 months.

Sub­mis­sions should be sent to womed­i­torATcom­castDOTnet; alter­nate­ly, you may send a link to a gallery such as Flickr that stores files at their orig­i­nal size.  Please sub­mit large, high qual­i­ty pho­tos, prefer­ably shot against a light or neu­tral back­ground.  Note that images on Face­book are degrad­ed, so I pre­fer to work from a copy of the orig­i­nal pho­to.

Please include the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion with your high qual­i­ty pho­tos:

Title of Carv­ing

Size (approx)

Mate­r­i­al

Fin­ish

About the design:

  • From your own design?
  • Carved in a class led by …
  • Inspired by a design by …
  • From a rough out by …
  • From a pat­tern by …
  • Etc …

 Sub­mis­sions due no lat­er than Novem­ber 15

 

Ques­tions, queries, posers? Send email to womed­i­torATcom­castDOTnet

March-April 2018 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

1st in Group Human, CCA 2017 Nation­al Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion

Pirate Pete Pros­thet­ics

Dwayne Gos­nell — Hick­o­ry, NC

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to the sec­ond issue of Year 22 for Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  It’s hard to believe that win­ter may final­ly be over here in North Amer­i­ca, but we are keep­ing our fin­gers crossed.  Fair weath­er, of course, means out­door chores and recre­ation that may pull you away from carv­ing; hope­ful­ly you will ind inspi­ra­tion with­in these pages to keep you carv­ing.

In the next issue of WOM our pho­to gallery will fea­ture  2017 Artistry in Wood.  

In this issue:

  • CCA 2017 Nation­al Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Win­ners Pho­to Gal­leries
  • Find­ing and Col­lect­ing Cot­ton­wood Bark Revis­it­ed
  • Pete LeClair: Ollie
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Love Spoon
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

As always, we wel­come your feed­back, ideas for arti­cles, etc.  Please use the con­tact form on the About page in the menu bar above.  Please sup­port our spon­sors;  just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Pho­to by Marc Feath­er­ly at IWC ’14

Matt Kel­ley

Editor/Owner

CCA 2017 National Caricature Carving Competition

Yarr By Mike Pounders — N. Lit­tle Rock, AR

1st Place, Bust — 2017 CCA Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion

Each year in August the Car­i­ca­ture Carvers of Amer­i­ca spon­sor the Nation­al Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion,  Judg­ing takes place at the home of the East­ern Wood­land Carvers Club in Con­verse IN. We are pleased to once again present a pho­to gallery of the Com­pe­ti­tion win­ners.  As always, pho­to gal­leries in WOM include large scale pho­tos of the win­ners so that you can get a close-up view of the work.

To view the 2017 win­ners click HERE or click the WOM menu item to go the the Gal­leries page.

The 2018 Nation­al Com­pe­ti­tion will occur in Con­verse in late August, 2018.  Cash prizes are giv­en to the three Best of Show win­ners, as well as first and sec­ond place in each group.   For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the CCA home page HERE.

From Pete LeClair — Ollie

 

Pete LeClair

Pete LeClair’s Projects

Pete LeClair’s Ollie

 

 

Pete LeClair is a well-known carv­er and teacher, author of three carv­ing books and a mem­ber of the Car­i­ca­ture Carvers of Amer­i­ca. You may learn more about Pete at his page on the CCA web site. Be sure to tour the rest of the CCA pages when you have a moment. In addi­tion, you may email Pete at pet­ele­clair AT comcast.net. Pho­tos copy­right 2001 — 2018 by Pete LeClair.

This pat­tern may be copied for indi­vid­ual use only; repro­duc­tion for resale is pro­hib­it­ed with­out express writ­ten per­mis­sion.

From “Ol’ Don’s” Drawing Table


From “Ol’ Don” Drawing Table

Ol’ Don” Burgdorf presents Love Spoon

To print the pat­tern, click here; the pat­tern will open in a new win­dow, and should print on 8.5 x 11 paper. For Print­ing Hints, click here.

Ol’ Don” Burgdorf is a carv­er and artist from Hohen­wald, TN.  Don’s fea­ture “Doo­dles ‘n Notes for Carvin’ Folks” appears reg­u­lar­ly in Chip Chats, and his pat­terns are now found in each issue of WOM and in past issues of Carv­ing Mag­a­zine.  Some of Don’s “Chat­ter­ing Chip­pers” pat­terns can also be seen at the Woodcarver’s Porch pat­tern page.

Copy­right 2011–2018 “Ol’ Don” Burgdorf. This Pat­tern may be copied for indi­vid­ual use; repro­duc­tion for resale is pro­hib­it­ed with­out express writ­ten per­mis­sion.

January-February 2018 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

1st in Group E — Car­i­ca­tures — 1st in Class 505 — Com­bin­ing of two or more Group E Sub­jects

Mau­rice Van­der Walle Memo­r­i­al Award — Group E and the CCA Spe­cial Mer­it Award

But Ye Said ‘Twas A Tea Par­ty

Rusty John­son, Tul­sa, OK

 

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to the start of Year 22 for Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  It’s some­times hard to believe it’s been that long since Bill Judt launched the first edi­tion of World Wide Wood­carv­er Ezine, which lat­er became Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine,  back in 1997.  We will be revis­it­ing some of the arti­cles from those ear­ly years in the com­ing months.   In addi­tion, you can look for­ward to pho­to gal­leries from Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress ’17,  2017 CCA Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, and  2017 Artistry in Wood.  

In this issue:

  • Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress 2017 Pho­to Gal­leries
  • Carv­ing the 1940 Water­front Scene
  • Pete LeClair: Quigley’s Cousin Archie
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Clown­in’ Around
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

As always, we wel­come your feed­back, ideas for arti­cles, etc.  Please use the con­tact form on the About page in the menu bar above.  Please sup­port our spon­sors;  just click any of the links in the right menu bar.

Enjoy!

Matt-IWC14

Pho­to by Marc Feath­er­ly at IWC ’14

Matt Kel­ley

Editor/Owner

International Woodcarvers Congress 2017 Winner Galleries

International Woodcarvers Congress 2017 — Group B — Relief Carving

1st in Class 204 — Animals, Birds, Fish, etc.

Escape From Sand Creek Canyon

Kirt Cur­tis, Mar­i­on, IA

 

As always, assem­bling the pho­to gallery for the Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carv­er Con­gress Win­ners is the great­est amount of work of any sin­gle arti­cle in WOM.  The 2017 IWC Gallery was no excep­tion.   This edi­tion has some 248 pho­tos (twice that num­ber if you count the thumb­nails) includ­ing some of the best carv­ings you will see any­where.  In the win­ner gal­leries you’ll find 130 of pho­tog­ra­ph­er Marc Feath­er­ly’s excel­lent stu­dio pho­tos of the win­ners at IWC 2017, includ­ing more pho­tos of the Best of Show win­ner.

In addi­tion to the gallery of the prize-win­ning carv­ings, you’ll also find Marc’s can­did pho­tos from the Class­es, Award Ban­quet, the Judges, the Show floor, and oth­er pho­tos around and about dur­ing Con­gress.

As always, the thumb­nail pho­tos in the winner’s gallery are click­able, and when clicked will take you to much larg­er ver­sions of these great carv­ings.  (Much larg­er then you’ll see in any paper pub­li­ca­tion.)  The large pho­tos will afford you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to real­ly look at the win­ners in detail.

To vis­it the gal­leries, in the menu bar above click on WOM, then on The Gal­leries menu item, or click HERE.   Enjoy!

1940 Waterfront Scene

A Project of the Central Massachusetts Caricature Carvers Club, Fitchburg, MA

By Edsel L. John­son

The 1940 Water­front Scene was an inspi­ra­tion that came about from Pete LeClair.  He was inter­est­ed in a scene cen­tered around a nau­ti­cal theme.  Since the club meets at two dif­fer­ent sites each week, one on Tues­day night and a Thurs­day morn­ing with a total of 20 indi­vid­ual carvers, a great degree of coor­di­na­tion was need­ed.  The scene had to be erect­ed and dis­as­sem­bled numer­ous times in the course of the four and one half months until it came to fruition.

It was fin­ished in time for the Spir­it of Wood con­test last Octo­ber, spon­sored by the New Eng­land Wood­carvers, which was held at the Mid­dle­sex Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege, Bed­ford MA.

The Water­front Scene took First Place as a group project, best­ing the oth­er entry, a build­ing scene.  The New Eng­land Pier is filled with char­ac­ters of all descrip­tions.  The Fall sea­son­al back­drop set off the build­ings that loom over the water and dock.

Carvers who won the group prize includ­ed Pete LeClair, Scott Arse­nault, Rick Boy­er, Bob Guay, Pete Tomasel­lo, Frank Des­or­bo, Gail Han­sche-Godin, Top Siat, John Lussier, Mandy Thibault, Len Hill, Ger­ald Kottman, Gary Fil­i­ault, Edsel John­son, Bill Manser, Ed Laetz, Nor­ma Jean Quinn, Lynne Read­on, Joe Read­on, Frank Quinn, Ron Roth and Ernie Char­p­en­tier.