Monday, February 1, 2010

February Theme Day: Wood

While listening to the radio
or planning his next project,

Mr. Brattcat likes doodling with his pocket knife.

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44 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

He is an artist very talented! :)
Cute projects!
God bless you
Léia :)

Malyss said...

Hands which create are hands that think.. M. Brattcatt has wonderful hands...

Steffe said...

It sure looks like he knows how to handle a knife!

Julie said...

I love the hands of a craftsman at work, BC. Does he take a portable vacuum with him wherever he goes?

B SQUARED said...

This is a vanishing art. I haven't seen it in years.

Leif Hagen said...

I like the collection of WOOD doddelings of Mr. Brattcat! Have you had to use a lot of band-aids on his fingers?

brattcat said...

Julie, he does his doodling in his wood shop which has a vacuum system. He brought these in for me to photograph when I told him I'd like to use them for this month's theme. He thinks no more of these than I think of a grocery list. They are entirely disposable to him. Amazing.
Leif, he hardly ever cuts himself. In his entire woodworking career I can think of only two times and those cuts required more than band-aids.

Amin said...

Nice.

Jacob said...

Mr. Brattcat is an accomplished doodler, for sure! With a pocket knife? These are amazing. And it appears he uses a variety of woods.

As B Squared mentioned, there aren't very many wood-carvers around anymore...but when I was a kid I knew several older men who were always whittling away and were often quite good.

Sharon said...

That is some very talented doodling!

glenda said...

These are really beautiful.

Sharon Creech said...

These are beautiful! I love hand-carved wood, and I especially adore these.

Sunny said...

I bet he carves a mean holiday turkey! Just kidding!
What amazing little treasures, Mr. Brattcat is very talented.
Sunny :)

Jilly said...

How fabulous. What an artist is Mister Brattcat. Some beautiful work here. Thanks so much for sharing it. A lovely lovely post.

Birdman said...

I knew just as soon as I saw the shots what they were and whose work it was. My grandfather was quite the whittler... trait NOT past on.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow he is quite a whittler. I have a friend who carves but larger object. A disappearing art for sure. MB

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, that is a true talent. very cool for theme day. i don't see many people whittle anymore.

Paula said...

Mr B is a clever boy. How nice of him to whip these up for your Theme Day post! I especially like the braid. Wow!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

A whittler is a guy with band-aids on his thumbs. Seriously, This is nice work. Does he use a pocket knife for all of this or does he use small chisels?

Andreea said...

Mr. Brattcat is very talented. Very cool entry to the theme day.

Mary Ann said...

they make a lovely collection

cieldequimper said...

I wish I could doodle like Mr Brattcat.

Lois said...

That is some fancy doodling!

Rob and Mandy said...

The cat is a cool and very gifted one!

Amin said...

...lovely collection...

Virginia said...

Well Mr. Bratt needs to be featured more often right here. THat is amazing work. Bravo!
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Kaori said...

That is excellent doodling! Beatiful works of art and a great photo for theme day. You two make a good team :)

Kim said...

Ooooo, my husband was a talented carver himself. How fun to see Mr. Brattcat's wonderful work. I love seeing the twisted cable, something I use in quilt design a lot. TWO of you talented folks in the same house!
-Kim

slim said...

Each wooden doodle looks like a treasure to me. Thank you and Mr bc for sharing.

Carraol said...

Great set of wooden art, this is one of the primal art skills of human beings and nothing more pleasant that make something beautiful with your own hands. Perfect post for this theme! Congrats for Mr. Brattcatt.

Louis la Vache said...

Very clever selection for the theme day meme!

Did you say he's a surgeon in his "daytime job"?
;-)

Anya said...

Wow!!!
He is VERY creative with wood:-)
Unique designs, its BEAUTIFUL.

Hilda said...

Oh wow. If these are just his doodles, I would love to see what he calls his 'projects!'

VP said...

I haven't seen objects like these in years: they are wonderful. My compliments to Mr. Brattcat: he handles a knife like you handle a camera!

Amin said...

Wonderful.............,

Irina said...

Wonderful photo and wonderful toys!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I see some carvings there that I would like to do. I used to do a lot but slacked off in this old age. I still have large blocks of basswood for carving but lost my ambition. This is beautiful work. Does that chain or rope have a ball inside it that moves up and down?

brattcat said...

Yes, Abe. The bottom shot lower right has a ball that moves around inside the little wooden cage. I haven't a clue how Mr. BC does this but I bet you do.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

superbe il n y a pas d autres mots !

Amin said...

This is art.Very beautiful....,,

JM said...

Wonderful choice! These really are very cool wooden works.

Amin said...

I agree.

Tash said...

Mr. Brattcat is amazing! Love the doodles - never knew you could sculpt-a-doodle, doodle scuplt.

Amin said...

Beautiful.