Sunday, February 16, 2014

Another Party-loving Gnome

Here's another gnome I made as a custom order for a Parrot head Club in North Carolina. They refer to the club as a group that likes to "party with a purpose". I can only think of one purpose, but maybe there's more. Anyway, this aging party animal is ready to go, with his can of Land Shark beer and "Fins Up!" hat. I really enjoy making these for people. It's so much more rewarding than just carving for the sake of carving, not that I don't enjoy that. The custom work is just a little better.
Painting this is especially fun. I like coming up with the Hawaiian shirts.


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Regan Ritter said...

I'm a beginner (finally started today) at wood carving and stumbled across your blog. I have to say I'm impressed as well as inspired by your work displayed here. You earned a follower as your blog is now part of my wood carving bookmark library. Also as far as this piece goes I just wanted to say that the detail on this piece is incredible, all the way down to the bandaid on the heel. Awesome stuff Don.

Don Dailey said...

Thanks Regan. I haven't been very good about keeping up with this blog. I should work on that. As a beginner, you should check out my YouTube channel, link on the right. There's a good on on the Basics.

DJ Abdullah said...

nice woodman :)Thanks Daily

Twinkle said...

Nice post. Interesting images. Thanks for sharing the post.

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