Terry carved this for my sister Trina who always said she'd believe it when she saw it as he was always promising to carve her one. Well now she has one. He carved this the winter of 2014-15 and won a blue ribbon in the Fur Rondy Artistry in Wood show.
The Stellars Jay's love Peanuts. They are on our deck all the time begging for them. So Terry wanted to carve one. He did this the Winter of 2014-15 it won a blue ribbon at the Fur Rondy's Artistry in Wood Show.
Terry was commissioned to carve this pair as a Christmas gift. They were a first and he so enjoyed carving them, especially the painting. He switched to oil paints after taking a class at Krausman's Woodcarving Studio in Michigan this last August and really likes painting with oils. At the moment the Hummingbird's are gracing our living room until they fly home two days before Christmas.
The finished Loon is a half size representation. The unfinished Loon is a three quarter sized one. Terry wants to put a baby on its back with the head turned to look at it. It's for my sister who has wanted him to carve her a Loon for some time, she's a little skeptical she'll ever see one sitting at her house. Terry is determined to prove her wrong :):):) He plans on getting started with it next time home, but knows with summer coming it won't get finished til next winter. As Carving season winds down summer projects and fishing will prevail. Until then enjoy!
Welcome to Quack Shack Carvings! I, Rhonda,started this blog for Terry so that interested family and friends could see what he's working on and completed. He will be doing the carving I'll be blogging, computers are not Terry's thing.
Terry was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. His Dad worked on the Alaska Railroad so as a kid he was able to explore Alaska via the rail. His second favorite past-time is Fall Fishing for Silver Salmon on the Kenai River. We live on a lake; where we feed and enjoy watching the wildfowl. In 2006 he took a few duck carving classes and discovered a new passion. It has resulted in the pieces displayed here.
Terry's work schedule gives him the time he wants and needs to spend time carving. That's why in 2009 we spent the time and money to build a studio to work in. Pictures of it are posted in the blog.
Terry would like it if you became a follower of his carvings. Also click on any of the pictures to get a larger detailed version of the carving. Please leave comments as we would appreciate your feedback.