Sunday, September 25, 2016

Another day for carving

Another day starting, hmmmmm.... Did you ever notice how your creativity works? I see everything as a big kettle of soup that I get to serve up a steaming ladle of whatever gets caught up in the dip. Will I carve a face today? A frog? A funky sign? Being an artisan is the biggest freedom anyone can ever know, but just making up your mind and stopping the daydream long enough to get something made can be a challenge at times. Maybe I'll listen to some music and see if it gives me a direction for the day! Carry on! Sorry if i interrupted your train of thought! Smile big, Make ART!
    Green Men turn my crank lately. I love all about them, The mystery, the power to protect the forest and share the love of all things living in the natural world. I made this antler piece from a section of shed antler and breathed life into it( so to speak.)  I am thinking of molding him and his friend and casting a magical spell into the resulting pieces so many people can enjoy his spell too. I think he'd be a great focal piece for a tribal style necklace celebrating being Green. Watch for him soon at my Etsy shop at:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

My first Blog for AntlerNIvory Creations

Thank you for visiting my new blog!
   Hi! Welcome to my first ever blog post! First to introduce myself. I am Ted( Doc) Parker from AntlerNIvory Etsy shop( I have been creating original carvings and scrimshaw on shed deer antler and fossil ivories like fossil walrus ivory teeth. I sell both antler carvings and reproductions made from ivory resin and do a lot of custom creations to meet my customer's needs. I have been a carver/ sculptor for 57 years starting when I was very young carving and whittling wood objects. I was a spokesperson for Sugar Pine Woodcarving Supplies in Lebanon, OR, where I shot instructional videos for woodcarvers, drew pattern sets, and demonstrated carving at trade shows. I became a huge fan of primitive art and sculptures while living in Alaska where I taught college level classes for the University of Alaska, and I have taught carvers of all ages in various venues, and privately. I would like to have you enter and visit my world of carvings and designs and see if you'd like to share in my dreams and  creations. I'd love to hear your thoughts about what I make, or could create especially just for you! Again, Thank-you!
Doc Parker, Sculptor.