Last year (or maybe it was the year before!) I helped my sister get ready for the Festival of Thrift. She is a potter, but for the Festival does Chip and Chisel workshops where people can have a go at making their own unique sculpture. She also sells some easy and smaller kits for people to take home or give as alternative presents. I had helped her with getting some example sculptures ready and she was planning to get me something in thanks (very sweet of her) so I asked if I could just have one of the blank blocks and the use of her chisels so I could do my own sculpture.
Like the table legs in my previous post, the blank block has been sat in the shed waiting for me to do something with it. I was originally thinking of trying to do a dragon, or a dinosaur skeleton but in the end decided those were probably outside my ability. Ok, definitely outside my ability! I opted for stylised flowers instead and used some glass pebbles for the centres. It's carved on all sides so any angle you look at it has something different.
So now I have a nice garden sculpture that I can safely say does not exist anywhere else in the world!