Today we have a comment from garyscarving on:
The Woodcarving Academy
“Thanks for the information Bob and the chatting platform to help us all learn & grow! I have only been carving for a couple of months and enjoying every minute of it. I had an opportunity to talk with Blake landsford on a international woodcarvers association zoom meeting (another 1 tonight at 3:00pm est) & he turned me onto the woodcarving academy. I looked into it and signed up for the annual subscription for $139. I could not be happier with that choice. There is a ton of fun carvings & information to learn from. The teachers on it like Dave Stetson opens your eyes to more then just carving on wood. He walks you thru the anatomy of human body, shows you how & why he carves & shapes his caricature carvings the way he does. If you are on the fence or want to take your carving skills to another level i would definitely suggest signing up for woodcarvers academy! It is helping my carvings & knowledge out a bunch.. thanks for your ears, whittle on and god bless”
Thanks for the comments, Gary! Your input is very helpful to our other readers. First of all, you’re welcome for the blog and chatting platform. One of the main purposes for writing this blog was to try to engage wood carvers in meaningful conversations to help everyone grow in this wonderful hobby we all enjoy so much. I also have to admit, I’m having a great time writing the blog and putting it all together. I hope everyone appreciates it as much as you do.
Although we’ve never met in person I know Blake Lunsford and speak to him fairly often. Blake is a terrific person. He is an excellent wood carver and is always more than happy to share his knowledge with anyone he meets. It’s a tremendous platform he (and Thom Bate) put together with the International Association of Woodcarvers. So many of us have learned so much from the weekly Saturday Zoom meetings.
The Woodcarving Academy is another excellent institution that came about as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post it’s one of the best bargains you can get for just $139 per year.
We have another comment today from Dean on:
Coming Shows & Events
“I’d like to see one take place in California lol.”
Good point, Dean! I’m sure the people living in California would too. I’m sure, though there must be some wood carving shows in California. I’ve just never seen or heard of any.
Let the chips fly! Tell your carving friends about Wood Chip Chatter,
and don’t forget to send in your questions and comments so we can keep Wood Chip Chatter active and keep the conversations going!