92 Other carving: Dalton Ghetti on pencils
What can you do with pencils? Lots. My students write with them, use them as hair pieces, make “fangs” out of them. At other times they leave them like Hansel and Gretal-like trails out my classroom door and down the halls of the school. I like to think they leave such a pencil trail so they can make their way back to my classes. Then again, I find all the broken bits of pencil in odd places, places which make me suspect that the pencils are being processed into miniature missiles, easy to hide, quick ammo for Jr High wars.
As you already know, I like wood carving. As you also also already know, I really like all kinds of good carving. So now we stick pencils and carving together. Remember the alphabet on a pencil stub. That was the work of Dalton Ghetti. I like his work. Enough to find a few more pictures of it.
The mailbox above boggles my mind. As a wearer of glasses, my eyes smart just thinking about how Dalton does his work. The detail in the mailbox is eye-catching. I am not sure if the hinge on the box really works. That would be too much. If you know, please do contact me.
One of my problems is that every neat carving I see I want to carve it myself. Now, I am not of the caliber of a Fred Cogelow or a Phil Bishop, but pencils and pencil stubs, enough of those I got. Maybe. Summer vacation is only weeks away.