I have been feeling like I want to try doing more carved reliefs. I'm thinking maybe larger, but a little looser, and perhaps painted. Not wanting to use my cherry stock for this, Akemi and I recently took a little trip down to a wood dealer near Portland to see what they might have. There, I selected a few nice wide 8/4 poplar boards, and one really nice 16/4 board. Upon our return, I straightened up my carving wood stock in preparation for the delivery of my new wood....
And this afternoon, the delivery truck arrived with my wood! Here you see my beautiful new boards added to the pile. Now...to work on the design for my first relief!