Group Project "Hillbilly Reunion"

This group project is open to members of the Woodcarving Illustrated magazines Message Board. It is a project that will result in a scene(s) composed of wood carvings by members of the Message Board.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Next Step!

Since I am not at my home, I have made arrangements for my neighbor to collect all "Reunion" carvings mailed to me, and hold them until I return home April 7th.

As soon as I open the mailed carvings, I'll record the carver's name, and photograph the carving. I will next share the photographs with "Goody", and start a dialog with him about possible scenes, backdrops (Relief Carvings), and display construction.

Next, it would seem appropriate to discuss any additional carvings that may be needed for a selected scene(s).

Suggestions and comments called for..

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Claude's Little Drama

I sure can see this "little drama" in any hillbilly scene.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

How's The Carving Coming?

Some of the participants have shared their progress regarding their carvings for the "Hillbilly Reunion" group project. Use the comments section here to share your comments and progress. Should you have a photo of your progress, or completed carving that you want to share, just let me know (or send it to me in an e mail).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

First photos!

Here's the first photo of a submission for the Hillbilly Reunion group project. "Soggy" carved this dog and her pups.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Who's Carvin What!

A review of the WCI Message Board posts under "Group Project" resulted in the following members listing what they will carve:

jmischel: one or two goats
Dan S: couple of kids playing on a hollow log
gtech: hillbilly harmonica player
breezly: cow
Soggy: dog and six pups
brushpilecarvings: a few animals
Midnight Carver: two jugs
happyhal: wash tub and wash board
sccarnes: Shannon as a hillbilly
LBlake: rooster and sleeping dog
urawyo: standing adult male
Jim Arnold: adult male laying down
Slowmover: hounds running/treeing a coon
LMiller: hand pumped waterspout, bath tub, shovel, broom, barrel, bucket
Dileon: ladt with blackbird pie
fpace: outhouse
chuckbolton: cow
Claude: puppy barking at skunk
Tom Ellis: banjo player
Gene Messer: Hill woman chopping wood

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Project Launch Data

Seems like we have a launch. And it seems like it's time (maybe past time) for some more details. I have been reading all posts and noted all ideas that have been mentioned. I hope the following details reflect these ideas and suggestions. I think we have to continue to be flexible and open to new ideas as we move along. We can make any further adjustments as we go.

To move this project forward here's what I propose:

1. Those WCI Message Board Members who want to participate post on the message board a description of what they want to carve. If you have an idea of a smaller drama within a scene, you should describe it. If you will carve the whole "drama" say so, or if there are parts that someone else can carve, say so.

2. I'll keep track of what's being carved and by whom. I'll do this on this Blog.

3. Folks should check the Blog for these listings, and see if there is a part of a scene that they would want to carve.

4. After posting what you are carving (on the WCI Message Board), complete the carving, sign it and send it to me along with the following written information:
Your name
E Mail address
If your carving is part of a little drama/scene

***You'll have PM me for my address. Sorry, but I didn't put the correct change into a toll basket on the OK toll road, and they may be after me. No sense telling them where I am.

5. At this point, if you wish to post your finished carving on the Message Board, go for it. This will only generate more interest.

6. I will collect the carvings, and photograph them for the record.
After accumulating some carvings we can attempt to place them into any scenes, or little dramas within scenes. A determination of additional pieces needed to complete a scene will be made.

7. A listing of these additional needs will be posted, and perhaps some "invitations" to carve them will be sent.

8. At this point I think we can begin to finalize the plans and begin the actual construction of the scene elements.

Lots are asking about a "deadline", but since we are going to be working to develop several scenes, there may have to be several deadlines as we move forward. How about setting a first deadline for the end of April??

Any Comments, additional things you want considered?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Update - Scene size!

On Goody's suggestion I asked Bob D. about scene size concerns. It could get very large, depending on the response of the Board's membership. Bob D. agreed, and stated that it might be better if we considered multiple scenes, that could be used separately or all together. The multiple scene idea would make packaging, shipping, and set up a lot more manageable.

So, we should be thinking about some smaller scenes, that can work together. I think we need to keep the same figure size as listed in previous posting.

Use the "comment" at the end of this post to add input.