Heartwood Art Carvings

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Unique carvings and stained glass created by MaAnna Stephenson

MaAnna Stephenson
The Seaweed Tree Carving is Finished Twig Art, Tree Carving, Seaweed, More Fun, It Is Finished, Create, Projects, Diy, Decor Ideas

The Seaweed Tree Carving is Finished

I’m thrilled with the way this carving project turned out. It was fun to do, but even more fun to figure out how to do it. I took my inspiration directly from nature and it shows. It’s a wild thing and I love it – the way the branches and shadows intermingle and the way the stacked layers give it a 3D look.

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Seaweed Trees – Right Tree Cutting Begins

It’s so good to be back at the scroll saw table! It’s been four years since I last strung a blade. And this was the perfect project to get me going again. Every cut made

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Seaweed Trees – Drill Hole Tips for Scroll Saw Blade

Creating the proper access holes for a scroll saw blade requires precision drilling. And the right drill speed, bit, and lighting can make all the difference.

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Final Cut Drawings for Seaweed Trees | Heartwood Art

The final draft drawings are complete and I’m ready to scale them to actual size to fit the pre-cut wood blanks. I like drawing drafts that are smaller than the actual piece. Keeping the size so all of the art is within my field of vision helps me focus on the details in relation to […]

To celebrate Heartwood Art carvings being featured in upcoming issue of Woodcarving Illustrated the “Follow My Carving” series was created to give you an insider’s view on how the art is made. With just the first coat of oil the leaf patterns in the corners are already beginning to standout. The oil will pool a … Leaf Patterns, Woodcarving, Follow Me, Carpentry, Stained Glass, Oil, Illustration, Woodwork, Joinery

Follow My Carving - Gnarly Tree - Step 22

To celebrate Heartwood Art carvings being featured in upcoming issue of Woodcarving Illustrated the "Follow My Carving" series was created to give you an insider’s view on how the art is made. With just the

Since the step-by-step tutorial of my current project will be featured in a magazine this fall, I finally bit the bullet and bought some professional lighting for the photographs. The guest room has now become Canon Powershot, Guest Room, Bullet, Photographs, Carving, Magazine, Studio, Lighting, Fall

New Lighting for Tutorial Photos

Since the step-by-step tutorial of my current project will be featured in a magazine this fall, I finally bit the bullet and bought some professional lighting for the photographs. The guest room has now become

Carving has taught me how to be a better writer and editor. Simply remove everything that is not the art. Removing the waste wood from my tree relief carvings requires a scroll saw, pictured below. Got Wood, Scroll Saw, Wood Carving, Editor, Blade, Zen, Workshop, Artsy, Tips

Zen and the Art of Scrollsaw Maintenance

Carving has taught me how to be a better writer and editor. Simply remove everything that is not the art. Removing the waste wood from my tree relief carvings requires a scroll saw, pictured below.

Tree Safari: A Sculptural Journey In search of exotic woods, world-class sculptor Brad Sells meets botanists, Boer farmers, scientists and Zulu shamans while learning the medicinal power of trees. Wood Vase, Wood Bowls, Decor Crafts, Wood Crafts, Knock On Wood, Wood Sculpture, Sculptures, Wood Creations, Wood Turning

When is a Tree Dead?

The other night I watched a repeat of one of my favorite shows on NPT. It’s titled Tree Safari: A Sculptural Journey and it tells the story of a trip that world renowned woodcarver Brad

I do a lot of tracing as I create carving patterns. There’s a peacefulness to the process that requires keeping the integrity of a mood. And, there’s a little time travel involved, and a little Integrity, Time Travel, Zen, Carving, Peace, Shapes, Mood, Patterns, Music

Zen and the Art of Tracing

I do a lot of tracing as I create carving patterns. There’s a peacefulness to the process that requires keeping the integrity of a mood. And, there’s a little time travel involved, and a little

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Subtractive Art

Most of my creative endeavors, including composing music and writing books, are considered additive art forms. Painting would also be included in this class because each of them builds one thing on another to create

Gaia (Not for Sale) To celebrate Heartwood Art carvings being featured in Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw magazines, this Gaia carving was created at the request of my dear friend who kindly took the pictures Tree Carving, Carving Wood, Wood Carvings, Diy Wood Projects, Wood Crafts, Green Man, Oak Tree, Pyrography, Wood Turning

Subtractive Art

Most of my creative endeavors, including composing music and writing books, are considered additive art forms. Painting would also be included in this class because each of them builds one thing on another to create

Most of my creative endeavors, including composing music and writing books, are considered additive art forms. Painting would also be included in this class because each of them builds one thing on another to create a whole. Carving is the only truly subtractive art form I practice. It has taught me how to be a … Music Composers, Writing A Book, Art Forms, Carving, Create, Glass, Books, Painting, Write A Book

Subtractive Art

Most of my creative endeavors, including composing music and writing books, are considered additive art forms. Painting would also be included in this class because each of them builds one thing on another to create

Zen and the Art of Tracing Zen, Carving, Pattern, Wood Carvings, Sculpting, Model, Patterns, Cut Work, Sculpture

Zen and the Art of Tracing

I do a lot of tracing as I create carving patterns. There’s a peacefulness to the process that requires keeping the integrity of a mood. And, there’s a little time travel involved, and a little

Zen and the Art of Tracing Zen, Carving, Wood Carvings, Sculpting, Cut Work, Sculpture

Zen and the Art of Tracing

I do a lot of tracing as I create carving patterns. There’s a peacefulness to the process that requires keeping the integrity of a mood. And, there’s a little time travel involved, and a little

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Carving to Cut Out - Making the Mindset Switch

Mastering a new technique takes patience and tenacity. With this current project, even clarifying the vision has become an exercise in shifting my mindset from carving to cut out. I'm not only changing style, I'm

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Carving to Cut Out - Making the Mindset Switch

Mastering a new technique takes patience and tenacity. With this current project, even clarifying the vision has become an exercise in shifting my mindset from carving to cut out. I'm not only changing style, I'm

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