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Jay Glowing Necklace by TheSkilledCraftsman
Jay Glowing Necklace
This is Temorali 's Character Jay. 

I couldn't help but give it a bit of a Celtic element by adding the knots winding around the necklace. 
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Woodpecker Kuksa by TheSkilledCraftsman
Woodpecker Kuksa
This is my woodpecker kuksa that I carved from pine wood. 

Kuksa is a traditional type of carved wooden cup originating from the Sami people.

I was hiking through the forest with my brother after a big storm and we found a number of fallen trees that had really some really great pieces for carving. For carving kuksas like this one you have to use green wood (wood that has just been harvested and has not had time to dry out).  We harvested the piece for this cup near the beginning of our hike so I carried the wood along with me as we walked. eventually we stopped and made a fire and I roughed out most of this piece sitting there in front of the fire. I had a good number of tools with me because we went with the intention of doing some carving. While I was roughing out the cup,  a woodpecker kept distracting me because it was making a lot of noise. I finished it at home in the days following and I decided to carve a woodpecker into the cup because of the one I saw while carving in the woods. The red paint on the woodpecker is actually made from boiled down beets and the wood is protected with beeswax.  

In the picture of the kuksa on a different hike where we stopped and boiled some tea. If you look really carefully, you can just see the tea in the kuksa
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Celtic Wood Carving by TheSkilledCraftsman
Celtic Wood Carving
I thought that I would give an update as to what I have been up to in the art  world. Lately I have been really interested in Celtic wood carving. 
Sorry for the bad  quality photo. I don't have a good camera. 
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch!
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Brissinge Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for watch :3
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday man! Dean dance 

I hope you had a Great day! You Rock! 
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Happy Birthday!:PizzaParty: 
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TheSkilledCraftsman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
thank you so much! You were the only one who acknowledged it.
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe it's because I spent some time on dA everyday. I saw the Birthdays list. :)

Hope you had a great day!
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MeSoClumsy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave mon. *brofist*
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fengaren Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch
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michaeldaviniart Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for the fav :)
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stargirl2791 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fave!
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