Tuesday, February 01, 2011
As you can see by the accompanying photos in the Gallery, the top of his head flips open to reveal a little grey matter. From the crack that's visible he must have taken a tumble . As any good surgeon would do, I hollowed out the interior of his skull and then carefully sutured my carved lobes into place with the help of a little Elmers. The tricky part of the whole operation was the installation of the little hinge so they could keep track of his healing progress.
Half the fun I have in carving is coming up with new ways to do things even though they might present a challenge. This is a good example of that. I've never done anything similar and probably won't in the future but the expression on my friends face when I gave it to him was more than worth the effort of making it.
As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.