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Wood Carving #iloveit

Is there anything more discouraging than thinking you don’t have “it” anymore? I think not. Art block and the civil unrest in my country was causing me mental anguish. So I took a break from art and the world.

I spent the whole summer focusing on the outdoors. I couldn’t of been happier than when I was mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, feeding the birds, and tending to my garden. When I was all caught up I found myself dreading going inside, so I would stay outside, swinging from a tree branch in my chair hammock.

I finally got the urge to create something, but I didn’t want to be stuck inside painting. I had a slab of Black Walnut that I had gotten in June, and a wood carving tool set my dad had given me years ago. I started carving a tree into the wood, and it was so hard!! Like literally, Black Walnut is hardwood. I wanted to keep carving but my body couldn’t handle it. I did some research and decided I would be a power carver. I ordered a Dremel and got started!

I am in love with power carving! I am still working on my first piece and I have so many ideas for ways to combine carving with painting 😊. I am excited about arting again and I am looking forward to what this means for my creative journey!

Thank you for your support and here are some progress pics of my very first carving!

The Slab
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Side View
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My little wood shop

By Kimberly Pusey

Hi there!! Allow me to introduce myself, if you had not figured it out my name is Kimberly (Kim for short). I am a mixed media artist, although sometimes my media isn't mixed at all...hmm. I live to create art, I don't discriminate!! It is my dream to be able to sustain myself as a working artist, in the meantime I am happy to continue my day job as an RN. Thank You for checking out my artwork, it is my hope that you found something that made you smile :)

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