Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The American Logger Project

Here we have an ash tree that Jim cut down in the back yard this summer. I suggested that instead of cutting up the tree as boards, it would be nice to have it carved. Jim remembered a chain saw artist he had seen and then the muses began.

One of a few poses that would reflect the fun (ok work) that happens on our tree farm. :) I sent the pictures to Rick Pratt to see if he was interested in carving the logger from an ash tree. He was extremely busy but found time for us. Check out his website www.chainsawartist.com, he is amazing!

Nothing to say here except...BEFORE.

Rick starting the project and gearing up his muse.

It took 2 days and 6 chainsaws and probably 75 pictures. :) It was so interesting to watch the logger appear.

WOW! That is all I can say...(well, at this moment anyway LOL)

Jim put a few coats of boiled linseed oil and he will be ready for display in our backyard next summer. Larger than life...just like Jim. :)

Winter Fun

Peter and I went for a walk aka an adventure and he was so excited to see SNOW and proceeded to make several snow angels. :) He flopped around like a fish out of water...but really happy.
He could stay outside all day in the cold. When he came in he informed me he was ready for hot cocoa and marshmellows. Yummy.

Amanda & Peter making Christmas cookies.