THE LI WOOD CARVERS SHOW


Monday, May 2, 2022

Pyrography In Arizona

 This is the latest work (pyrography on paper) from Frank S. in Phoenix, AZ


Hope this inspires you to try pyrography.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Boy's Ukrainian wooden bowl raffle raises almost £255,000

 Source : https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-61025512



The bowl was etched with blue and yellow rings to symbolise the Ukrainian flag.

Gabriel's dad, Richard, said the response had been "incredible" after they initially set a fundraising target of £5,000.

"I never imagined that my tweet would turn into this amazing thing. Somehow, it's resulted in people donating [over] £250,000 to help children in Ukraine."




A 12-year-old boy who carved a wooden bowl to raffle in aid of Ukrainian refugees has raised almost £255,000.

Gabriel Clark, from Cumbria, went viral online when his father appealed for people to follow his son's Instagram account.

Tweets of support came from author JK Rowling, comedian Stephen Fry and actor Jason Isaacs.

The raffle winner was announced on Sunday 17 April with the fundraising page left open for a further six days.

Gabriel, who took up woodwork after being given his grandfather's hammer, said he was "blown away" by the donations which will be given to charity.


"I hope that the money can help Save the Children to provide more support to kids who've been impacted by the conflict with things like food, water and a safe place to sleep."



The bowl was etched with blue and yellow rings to symbolise the Ukrainian flag.

Gabriel's dad, Richard, said the response had been "incredible" after they initially set a fundraising target of £5,000.

"I never imagined that my tweet would turn into this amazing thing. Somehow, it's resulted in people donating [over] £250,000 to help children in Ukraine."

Thursday, April 28, 2022

A Wisconsin couple died from electrocution after attempting a viral crafting technique called fractal wood burning

 




  • A Wisconsin couple died after attempting a viral crafting technique called fractal wood burning.

  • The process uses high-voltage transformers to run electrical currents through chemical-soaked wood.

  • Thirty-three people have died from fractal wood burning since 2017.

A Wisconsin couple died from electrocution after attempting a viral art technique in their garage, officials said last week.

Click here for the rest of the story 

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Selling Your Finished Work – Art and Craft Shows

 By Lora Irish


Many of us sell our finished projects and a primary outlet are the arts and craft shows in our local area.  How you mentally approach those shows can determine whether a show is a success or a flop for you as a business person.  For many years I did the craft show circuit and I would like to share my experiences in this posting.  Hopefully you will find a few ideas that you can use to make your business grow.

Any business strategy or  marketing website will tell you that first and foremost you need to create a Business Plan, but what does that really mean for the art and craft show artisan who does wood carving or pyrography?

Who, What, Where, When, and Why! These are the five basic questions you need to answer for any business planning. Let’s take a few minutes today and look specifically at what a business plan for selling shows might include as we answer a few of those basic questions.  I know that you have already gone through these questions with the standard business approach, but let’s look at them again with a little twist in your perspective. Let’s look at the Who, What, and Why from your customer’s point of view.

For the full article CLICK HERE

https://lsirish.com/2015/11/18/selling-your-finished-work-art-and-craft-shows/




Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Carving in Merrick

 


WE ARE STILL CARVING IN MERRICK EVERY MONDAY AND FRIDAY 10am-3pm

 


CARVING AT  OCEANSIDE


CARVING at the OCEANSIDE Library is CANCELLED and will be until the SPRING due to rise in Covid.