These are the kind of Santas that have been found in American art, literature, and advertising since the 1860s and have a warm place in the imaginations of children and memories of adults everywhere. 64pp
With 340 color photographs the reader is taken step-by-step through the carving process. Easy-to-follow instructions review some of the basic techniques of carving caricatures before introducing some new tricks for carving and finishing the figures. A large gallery offering four-sided views of a variety of Santas, is a useful guide. The exciting variety of Santas will inspire carvers to produce full figure carvings, busts, ornaments, bottle stoppers, and more. A great book for woodcarvers of all ages.
Popular woodcarving teacher and author Betty Padden shows how to carve memorable ornaments to keep or give to family and friends. Imagine a tree decorated with your own beautifully carved angels, elves, polar bears, poinsettias, and more.Step-by-step projects are divided into three categories-beginning, intermediate, and advanced.A special section on painting covers basic concepts of blending, highlighting and shading, so that even a novice can get great results.23 patterns
Traditional Santa in stride, heading for the reindeer pen to hook up for big flight. He is accompanied by old Rudolph, who looks a bit bewildered by the night that lies ahead. A nice change and of course, lots of photos. 64pp