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Mr. Colgate by ForestDwellerHouses Mr. Colgate by ForestDwellerHouses
Commissioned Spirit Face carved in a pine knot.
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Blackjack6164 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist

Rest in peace my dear friend! Heaven is a whole lot richer with you there,It was a honor to have met you and been able to see your amazing artwork! Thank you for making all our lives richer and fuller!


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Blackjack6164 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist
I featured this wonderful piece on my page! :)
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thank you! CURSE YOU!
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Blackjack6164 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow such amazing detail,This is so gorgeous! :)
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If was fun carving them but I got so many orders that I just got burnt out and quite for a while!  But the money was fantastic!:D (Big Grin)
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art-devi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow, my first thought was Dumbledore, Merlin & all those aged wizards, great work !!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thank you very much!
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art-devi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my pleasure :)
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SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Photographer
Cool dude! Love it man :+fav:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you and the model for the carving was my X wife!
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SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Photographer
That's a great story. She must've had a wonderful smile but I'm secretly hoping she didn't have a beard. :pray:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No beard but she only had one ear, her left arm amputated, glass eye and no toes on her left foot and she went by the name of lucky!
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SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Photographer
Hmm, now that I think of it, I might have seen her on an episode of Hillbilly Handfishin'. Could that be? :confused:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No she only stared in two movie and that was back in the early 60's, one was call "The Creeping Unknown"! and the other was "They Walk Among Us"! both were very low budget, so low they didn't ever sell popcorn!
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kosijenka Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) I love it
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LenKagamine1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
things like this scare me really badly, like those random owls or cats that people have in their houses they look like their watching you, but this is cool.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well I am glad this doesn't scare you! Mr. Colgate likes to brush his teeth a lot, that's how he got the name!
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LenKagamine1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Well it would scare me in real life, only because I always thought things like that used to come to live when you leave the room and start conversations. but this is difforent cause it's in a picture.

and I see that :3
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's right, the wee folk are little fairies with wings that protect us and watch over our planet so we don't hurt it!
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LenKagamine1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
that's creepy ;u; but awesome ;u;... but creepy. I don't want my dolls anymore DXXXX!!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why is that creepy? Your dolls are beautiful just like you!
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LenKagamine1998 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
because one of them is broken and used to wake me up at night saying "mommy? Good morning" and moved around, and I was like 7.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well does it still bother you?
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
G'Morn. John got rained out today. Is Mr. C. a pal. Or is that your favorite toothpaste?[link]
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good morning to you, I hope you have a beautiful day! Mr.C is both, I carved him about 3 years ago to sell but we became best of friends so he stuck around!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I sure can relate to that. I have a piece of sand stone I've been lugging around for ten or eleven yr.s.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is easy to become attached to something you like!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I like it.It is an old piece of sandstone curb. From a job we did in Detroit. Sadly it had some detail chipped off sliding around in the back of a friends truck.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Its the thought that counts!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes sir yes sir. Could you please tell me what an llama Badge is. Robin Blue Tiger gave me one. And I have no idea how to respond. Thanx. Peace.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just tell her thank you for the llama, its a llama badge that a lot of DAers like to give to someone special for their beautiful art. You can only receive one llama from her no more, if you give her one you can never give her one again. llama badges are not.hing more then a token from another stating they like what you do! The longer you are on here you will see what they are about!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Brings thoughts of the GreenMan of mythology. Makes the Celtic in me pleased.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am glad to hear it put a smile on your face. Thank you so much!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello John. My trouble with faces is my tendency to abstract. I find the regimen of symmetry rather boring. As well as difficult to achieve with the chisel and knife. I often find myself shaping masonry nails to get a certain curve. Tends to set me off on a tangent counter productive to balance. Keep up the awesome work.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have found myself making many of my tools from scrap pieces I find laying around! Since I am not one to sharpen by own gouges with very good results, I will make more than one of the same so I always have one ready to go when needed! Remember, beauty is in the eye of the creator!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello John. I also find the recycling theme more and more important. Like Ben Franklin said... I also really enjoy creating something well so I can create. Finding stone of the proper coarseness to shape for the topside of gouges can be very challenging. As far as eyes I agree I agree. Started my adventures in carving in 2000 with stone. My daughters convinced me to do some wooden works . Now I'm enjoying both media. Similarity and differences are proving rather intriguing. Really enjoy your responses. Thanks
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome, I hope I can be of some help, and I think you will find quite a bit of that here on DA!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work! You certainly have an eye for detail! Just love how you have carved along the grain of the wood in this one! Outstanding! :iconlovesqueeplz:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your most welcome! :iconsquee-loveplz:
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UnicornReality Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave: Hi! You and your work have a feature here! :heart: :peace:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so very much for exposing my work, I truly appreciate your interest and I feel honored to be included with the other talented artists!
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Dormidoart Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice looks amazing
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Dormidoart Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautifully done!! :clap:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thanks sweetcheeks!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome luv:iconsquishhugplz:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW! my lips are turning blue!
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