In a previous post I wrote about a number of children who spent a little time with the Paragraver Power Pen and a wood burner. I thought their pieces were good enough to be entered in the 2014 Great Salt Lake Woodcarving Show and Competition. Apparently, the judges thought similarly. Here are a few photos to show how well they did.
The ribbons in Bradly’s hands are for his egg which he is holding and for his pyrography entry.
Here is Addi. She matched her brother exactly, two first place awards as well!
Elli is certainly not going to be left out, again 2 first place awards for efforts well done.
Terrasun’s story is a little different. She has quite a strong natural artistic ability. When I saw what she could do with such a limited time carving eggshells I thought we should enter her as a Novice instead of Beginner. She certainly did not disappoint. She swept the awards available, 1st and second!
In closing, I want to introduce my friend, Chris Simpson. He has been carving wood for a while now but went unnoticed for the most part. After a strong effort and much encouraging I convinced Chris to enter some of his creations in this show as well. I am glad he gave in to my wishes. This is how he placed in his first show ever.
Congratulations to everyone. I am truly impressed