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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Carving Contest

Some time ago, Bob entered one of his caricature carvings into a contest done by Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine. A few months ago he got an email that said he was a finalist in the contest, and the winners would announced in the November magazine.
The magazine arrived Saturday...

...with the announcement of the contest on the front page.


And after paging through the magazine - there was his carving; 'Self Made Man', which is a carving of a man carving himself out of a block of wood. It got an honorable mention, which is quite an honor, from among all the entries!
Of course - I think he's a winner all the time!

31 comments:

2Thinks said...

Well now, that is great news from your Little Corner of the World! Congrats to Bob!

Sandra said...

Congratulations to Rob. He is amazingly talented, my goodness. LOVE his entry :)

Mariel said...

how fun!! congratulations to your man!! I think he is quite the carver, too!! I always love everything you show us here. I love the "self-made man" idea...very cute!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I truly believe his was a first place winner. I love how he carved the texture of the man in the carving. I also loved the idea itself. Congratulations Bob. You are very talented at what you do.

Aspiemom said...

He does amazing work! Congratulations, Bob!

Karin said...

That is totally cool! Congratulations to your hubby on being featured in this magazine! What a creative idea and so well crafted!

Sue O said...

That is so cool. I don't know if I told you before, but Jeff is an aspiring carver. He gets the magazine for Christmas usually...it saves me paying for it and Bethany doesn't have to wrack her brains trying to think what to give him! I love your Bob's work, so full of character.

Darla said...

that is completely awesome!!! i have always loved his work that you share. he deserves this honor.

Lara said...

Congratulations to Bob! Your husband is really talented Mari. I loved his work.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Ohhh bravo ! I like this charact and the idea of Self Made Man.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have to tell you that your husband's carving is much better than mine. I don't do it nowadays but when I did I went to any carving show in the area and there saw so many people whose wood carvings were fantastic. When I saw that, it made me want to crawl back in the hole. lol

Nancy said...

WoooHooo, Congrats to Bob, he is good

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh trust me Mari...I too think he's a winner!!! Honorable mention....pfft!!! It should be first place if you ask me.

Seriously tho, how awesome is this? That's great. I'm looking forward to seeing his next accomplishment. His work is phenomenal.


Oh and PS....your comment, just cracked me up. "Get crackin'"

Cindy said...

Congrats to Bob!

Jane said...

Congratulations to Bob! That is quite an accomplishment!
Jane

Jenny the Pirate said...

I can't believe it didn't win! Looks like the best one to me, by far! I love Bob's work; he is so original and incredibly talented. Someday I want to buy one of his pirate carvings! Maybe he'd carve a likeness of ME as a girl pirate!

A very skinny one!

LOLOLOL congratulations to Bob for being mentioned in the magazine! That's a great accomplishment.

Betty said...

Congratulations to your Bob! That is awesome and I´m sure you are very proud of him!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Congratulations to Bob! I think that is totally cool. I actually thought the Santa on the front might be his also. He does awesome work. I just hung my Santa from last year on the tree Saturday.

Nancy said...

Congratulations to your talented hubby...What an honor...I know you are so proud of him....

Pat said...

If they would have asked me, I would have given him first place! Honorable mention is also something to be very proud of, and he truly is an honorable man!

Aliene said...

Congratulations to your husband. I
know how proud you must be of him.

Just Mom said...

YAY! Congratulations! That is quite the honor. :-D

A Stone Gatherer said...

Bravo!!!! Way to go Bob!! Your work is extraordinary!!!

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Cherdecor said...

I was so excited when I read this so I showed it to Alan. He said,
"That is quite an achievement!"

Connie said...

How great is that!! That is one talented guy you have there....

Kat said...

Wow! What a honor! He really does amazing work. I'm so glad he was recognized. Congrats Bob!

Brooke said...

that's awesome! :) a big ^5 to Bob!

Kim said...

That is SO cool! Congrats to Bob!

Shelly said...

THAT IS AWESOME!

Rebecca said...

He IS a winner! Congratulations, Bob!