I'm really looking forward to the winter solstice and any shifts that might occur on the 21st and beyond. I hope to have time to carve some big sculptures this winter when my work load lightens in January. Besides carving stone necklaces like the tree and whale pictured above, I have also had fun creating other things like this leopard seal pinata for my daughter's birthday party which was penguin themed so of course she wanted the pinata to be one of the penguins predators so they could bash it....
also when I found out about the arrival of a friend/co-worker's baby boy I had to make a baby blanket with his name Jasper on it! Excuse the photo it should be upright....
and of course the cool weather got me knitting a scarf. I find knitting very relaxing although I just started last year and I don't know any fancy stitching but I have lots of time to learn. For now I'm just enjoying keeping it simple.
So that's what I've been up to lately creatively but I have also been working and helping build an addition to our house which is super exciting. Wishing you a wonderful winter with lots of fresh snow and good memories!
I have studied art abroad in Dublin at Ballyfermot S.C. and
locally at Haliburton School of the Arts. I have also studied at the Dundas
Valley School of Art and McMaster University. I have a BA in Culture and
the Arts from Nipissing University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in
Expressive Arts from Sir Sandford Fleming. My stone sculptures are
usually stylized figures in a variety of stone such as Alabaster,
Haliburton Dolomite, Carrara Marble, and Indiana Limestone.
Cirvan has been working with wood for over 20 years. He completed the Craftsman Program at Rosewood School of Fine Woodworking. Cirvan has won awards for his fine designs. His style has evolved over the years from rustic to very fine. Besides fine furniture, Cirvan is highly skilled at building custom windows and doors which he did for the S.S. Bigwin Steamship in Dorset in 2010. Cirvan is also a timber framer. Contact Cirvan for your custom woodworking needs.