First attempt at soapstone carving.
It is really very easy to work, the difficulty lies more in the fact of not making marks when manipulating the piece as this stone is very soft.
The stone is about 4cm high and no, it is not the beginning of an alphabet but simply the initial of my wife’s first name and mine.
As I was digging in the garden, I came across this skull with its very elongated shape. It must be an alien remnant. That’s all I can think about !
… Well, I confess, I sculpted it out of a pebble fragment. I added a magnet behind his head so it can decorate a fridge 😉
I continued typing on Namur blue stone, just to experiment with various tools.
It’s a bit too blurry for my taste, I’ll try another approach but not right away.
I have to wait until the weather improves a little, temperatures and rainfall do not encourage me to work outside for now.
One can’t spend all his time making nest boxes when there are calligraphy courses to come!
But one can’t spend all his time doing calligraphy while the chickadees are looking for places to nest!
So I made a balcony nesting box with a celtic knotwork pattern on the front, in order to match the two constraints.