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January-February 2019 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

Detail from Shed Perch by Clark Weaver — Grin­nell, IA

2018 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress

1st in Group F — Birds

1st in Class 603 — Song­bird — real­is­tic, paint­ed

Group F — Class 603 — 1st Place Prize — Tom and Lan­ny Simp­son

 

From the Edi­tor -

With this issue we begin the 23rd year of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  WOM is, as far as we know, the longest run­ning online mag­a­zine for and by wood­carvers.  It has been and will remain free to all.   Like any oth­er pub­li­ca­tion, we can always use help with arti­cle ideas, show reports and pho­tos, etc.   Because WOM is a free mag­a­zine, there is not much in the way of mon­e­tary com­pen­sa­tion, but there is great sat­is­fac­tion is spread­ing the word about our art and craft.  

In this issue:

  • 2018 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress Pho­to Gal­leries
  • Pete LeClair: Doyle Cousin #1
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table
  • Notes From The NetGet­ting Moti­vat­ed To Carve
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

Com­ing up in future issues:

  • 2018 CCA Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Win­ners Gallery
  • 2018 Artistry in Wood Win­ners Gallery

 

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

November-September 2018 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

Santa’s Secret List, by Bob Her­shey

First in San­ta and 2nd Best of Show, 2018 CCA Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion  and

First Place San­ta at 2018 Day­ton Artistry In Wood

 

From the Edi­tor -

And once again we arrive at the end of anoth­er year.  Look­ing back on the past twelve months, we see a time that was a rough pas­sage for many peo­ple.  Hope­ful­ly you have dis­cov­ered, like me, that spend­ing time with a block of wood and tools in your hand can be a wel­come break from the stress of dif­fi­cult times and loss.  When you become absorbed in mak­ing chips to reveal the art with­in the wood, dai­ly life retreats a bit, leav­ing your mind free to con­tem­plate the joys of the past and the hope for the future.  

My thanks to those who offered con­do­lences and words of com­fort after the death of my wife in July; your kind­ness once again demon­strates that we are indeed a fam­i­ly of wood­carvers.   As you spend time with your fam­i­ly and friends this Christ­mas sea­son, hold them close and enjoy the moment, for time is often fleet­ing.

Mer­ry Christ­mas and Hap­py Hol­i­days to you all as we look for­ward to a peace­ful New Year. 

In this issue:

  • 2018 San­ta & Friends Pho­to Gal­leries
  • Pete LeClair: Cliffy Cousin #2
  • An Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Christ­mas Angel
  • Update to Events, Hap­pen­ings and Goings-On

Com­ing up in future issues:

  • 2018 Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress Pho­to Gal­leries
  • 2018 CCA Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Win­ners Gallery
  • 2018 Artistry in Wood Win­ners Gallery

 

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

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

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

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

November-December 2017 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine


 
Christ­mas Is Com­ing

By Car­ol Leavy

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to final 2017 edi­tion of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  It has been a busy year, with lots com­ing up next year, includ­ing the pho­to gal­leries from Inter­na­tion­al Wood­carvers Con­gress ’17 and the 2017 CCA Car­i­ca­ture Carv­ing Com­pe­ti­tion.  

In this issue:

  • San­ta and Friends Gallery 2017
  • Anchor­ing Work Hold­ers
  • Pete LeClair: Carv­ing On The Cor­ner
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Tooth­pick Temptress
  • 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

September-October 2017 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

 
Orna­ment for CCA eBay Sale 2017

CCA Mem­ber Jim His­er, Carlisle, PA

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to Sep­tem­ber-Octo­ber 2017 edi­tion of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  This issue could be sub-titled the Car­i­ca­ture Carvers of Amer­i­ca Issue, as there is lots of CCA news to share.

In this issue:

  • Call For Pho­tos — San­ta and Friends Gallery 2017
  • CCA eBay Orna­ment Sale 2017
  • Pho­to Gallery - CCA 2017 Orna­ment Sale 
  • CCA Sem­i­nar 2018
  • W3E Secret Pal at CCA Sem­i­nar 2017
  • Pete LeClair: Cousin Alfie
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Play­ful Pup
  • 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

July-August 2017 WOM

 

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

 Field Mouse

Julio Mar­tinez, Cedar Rapids, IA

First in Class Ani­mals — Real­is­tic, Full Fig­ure, Paint­ed; First in Group D — Ani­mals; Mau­ry Van­der Walle Memo­r­i­al Award (First Place in Group D)

 

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to July-August edi­tion of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  This issue includes a casu­al pho­to tour of the IWC ’17 Com­pe­ti­tion for those of you who could not make it to vis­it in per­son.

In this issue:

  • Pho­to Gallery - IWC ’17 Com­pe­ti­tion Casu­al Tour 
  • Pete LeClair: Dylan
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Mis­cre­ant Magna
  • 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

May-June 2017 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

 Marv Kaiser­satt — Farib­ault, MN

 

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to May-June edi­tion of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  This issue includes a pho­to gallery of the carv­ing of Marv Kaiser­satt that were exhib­it­ed at the Maquoke­ta Art Expe­ri­ence dur­ing Con­gress Week 2016.

In this issue:

  • Pho­to Gallery - Marv Kaiser­satt Car­i­ca­tures 
  • Pete LeClair: Quigley
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Golf Bawls
  • 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

March-April 2017 WOM

Welcome to Woodcarver Online Magazine

Fid­dler 

Adi­na Huck­ins — West Fork, AR

AIW 2016 

Hel­lo, Friends in Carv­ing -

Wel­come to March-April edi­tion of Wood­carv­er Online Mag­a­zine.  This issue con­tains the pho­to gal­leries from the Day­ton Carvers Guild Artistry In Wood 2016.  There are some won­der­ful carv­ings in the gal­leries; be sure to take time to check them out.  Please remem­ber that all the win­ners images are click­able to dis­play a much larg­er ver­sion of the pho­tos, so you can real­ly look at the details.

In this issue:

  • Pho­to Gallery - Artistry In Wood 2016 
  • Pete LeClair: Har­grove
  • Ol’ Don’s Draw­ing Table: Carve-A-Troll
  • Notes From The ‘Net: Pho­tograph­ing Carv­ings 
  • 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 (includ­ing the Carver­sCom­pan­ion Cafe­Press Shop, where you can find lots of gifts for the carv­er in your life); 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