Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Mark Baker

Thursday, December 21, 2017

I have seen more fun and humorous objects carved this year for Christmas than at any other time during my time at GMC. There is something about Christmas where people just have a bit of fun. Ornaments, animals, people, birds and much more seem to be on peoples’ carving to-make list. Here’s an interesting link to carved Christmas things on Pinterest. http://bit.ly/2CRv90l

I have met many carvers and carving groups over the years and all of them without doubt say that they have fun when carving. Hearing of the banter between fellow carvers they certainly do, and love carving as well. Friendship, fun and freedom to create what one chooses make form a wonderful mix. The friendship aspect of carving, or any hobby, cannot be ignored. That sense of belonging and being able to make things that people like and being able to pass them on to friends and family is a delight.

Christmas is upon us and many of the carvings created during the year are now being wrapped and given as presents, or are already placed on the family Christmas tree. I saw a link to an online article a little while back showing a man who had decorated his tree with over 170 carved ornaments. http://bit.ly/2BKtcn2

Let me know if any of you can top 170 hand carved ornaments on your tree? Whether you have made lots or just a few ornaments do send me some pictures of what you have made.

Have a great Christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year.

 Mark

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