the spirit of an old cypress tree

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October 5th, 2017, 7:57 am #1

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This is my latest work in process. I got a short story for it. i got several old cypress trees in my garden, one of them was broken by the wind and rain.
I consider this work like reincarnation of an old cypress tree. I'm planning to do more wood burning on it.
as usually your comments are welcome. Sometimes I want to have more narrations for my works, to create some mythology:)
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October 5th, 2017, 4:25 pm #2

Beautiful!
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October 5th, 2017, 7:44 pm #3

I taught I taw a Puddy tat!~!   cool!~!  Quills
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October 6th, 2017, 4:23 pm #4

Carvings are great depictions of stories.  Some day I hope we read yours.
Looks very Central American for the graphics.  I like those.
Might you have wood in long enough pieces for a "story pole?"
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October 11th, 2017, 6:18 am #5

Quillsnkiko wrote: I taught I taw a Puddy tat!~!   cool!~!  Quills
Thx a lot Quills for your comment! Exactly this is a Pudddy tat!)))
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October 11th, 2017, 6:22 am #6

Robson Valley wrote: Carvings are great depictions of stories.  Some day I hope we read yours.
Looks very Central American for the graphics.  I like those.
Might you have wood in long enough pieces for a "story pole?"
 İ had some written stories but not about my carvings. I think it would be good idea to combine stories with carvings
I think I'll be able to find piece for "story pole". Thx a lot for this idea!
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October 11th, 2017, 6:25 am #7

Michael Bootz wrote: Beautiful!
Thank you Michael!  actually thx a lot, guys, for your comments, because sometimes I loose inspiration, and your comments help a lot!
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October 11th, 2017, 3:35 pm #8

To the First Nations communities here in the Pacific Northwest, story poles are good ways to recall many legendary beliefs.
The story can be recent fiction or the stuff of legends.

Can you find carvings in the stories that you have already written?
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October 13th, 2017, 9:36 am #9

Robson Valley wrote: To the First Nations communities here in the Pacific Northwest, story poles are good ways to recall many legendary beliefs.
The story can be recent fiction or the stuff of legends.

Can you find carvings in the stories that you have already written?
I can remember one of my stories about rattle snake shortly the point was:
in this story the snake dumped her old skin every year, but she was sorry to throw it away. And she made stuffed animals out of her own old skins. The story ended badly, stuffed animals came to life and chased the snake.:)
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October 13th, 2017, 3:22 pm #10

No carving comes to mind immediately.  Can rattle snake do good deeds with her old skins?
The typical Canadian Red-lined Garter snake will shed it's skin, every 4 frogs.
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November 7th, 2017, 6:11 am #11

I have to think about it. About good deeds. That' s really amazing fact about Red-lined Garter snake. I thought all snakes changes their skin once a year.
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November 7th, 2017, 5:08 pm #12

We had what turned out to be a pregnant female in a very large cage in the Bio Lab ( my past life).  We kept dead frogs in the freezer (frogcicles)
to thaw and feed her.  I forget how often.  They poop like a overfed seagull.  You can't just give her the dead frog, she would drop it.  Instead, you had to play tug-of-war with her so she got the idea(?) that the dead frog was putting up a bit of a struggle.

Then, her skin would look all milky/dusty for a couple of days.  She would soak in her water bowl to soften it and rub it off against a branch/stick, kind of inside out like a sock.

The cage front was 1/4" mesh.  One morning, we found about 15 babies, the size of pencils, all over the lab.  I don't remember what happened to them.
We went out in the country and let her go in a froggy wet ditch.
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February 7th, 2018, 9:01 pm #13

railgun wrote:DSCF2386.JPG
This is my latest work in process. I got a short story for it. i got several old cypress trees in my garden, one of them was broken by the wind and rain.
I consider this work like reincarnation of an old cypress tree. I'm planning to do more wood burning on it.
as usually your comments are welcome. Sometimes I want to have more narrations for my works, to create some mythology:)
That looks like one, smug, saitfied cat. It must have just swallowed the canary! Are you going to place this cat in the garden where it originated as a cypress tree? Whimsical quality to your work!

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February 13th, 2018, 9:19 am #14

thx a lot for your comment! I'm always really very happy then somebody has good interpretation or invented good story for my carvings! actually i didn't place it in the garden, i still hope to sell it:)))
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February 13th, 2018, 9:20 am #15

Robson Valley wrote: We had what turned out to be a pregnant female in a very large cage in the Bio Lab ( my past life).  We kept dead frogs in the freezer (frogcicles)
to thaw and feed her.  I forget how often.  They poop like a overfed seagull.  You can't just give her the dead frog, she would drop it.  Instead, you had to play tug-of-war with her so she got the idea(?) that the dead frog was putting up a bit of a struggle.

Then, her skin would look all milky/dusty for a couple of days.  She would soak in her water bowl to soften it and rub it off against a branch/stick, kind of inside out like a sock.

The cage front was 1/4" mesh.  One morning, we found about 15 babies, the size of pencils, all over the lab.  I don't remember what happened to them.
We went out in the country and let her go in a froggy wet ditch.
great story. İ like it a lot!
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