Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Bear made fromhundreds of thousands of pine needles. The pine needles were gatheredoff the ground, sorted, washed, trimmed and hand woven, over 8 months,in making the life size bear.
Myname is Richard Carpenter and I am an artist, sometimes the starvingkind. In 1990 I decided to leave the hectic fast past life of SouthernCalifornia and move to Idaho to take care of my Dad. I needed to makesome money but the nearest town was 22 miles away and all the jobs thatwere available paid minimum wage. I decided to try using my childhoodartistic talents to make a living. I am inspired by my surroundings anduse many of the natural elements as a medium for my work. I use antlerwhich are shed every year from moose, deer and elk. I also carve invegetable ivory, soap stone cow, sheep, and goat horn and occasional inivory.
This is a picture of my workshop showcasing one of my latest endeavor's. I personally gathered, washed and wove "pine needles" to make this life size bear.
My wife April and I enjoy this area of the country and are determined to carve out a living doing what we love. We have a small shop called "Mountain Magic" on Highway 93 by the Salmon river and are now exposing ourselves to the world of the Internet. Feel freeto browse the pages of items I have or you can e-mail me if you have a special request. Feel free to e-mail if you see anything you like.
Richard Carpenter, 148 Antelope Dr., Salmon, ID. 83467http://home.custertel.net/~mntmagic/
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell Farm wildlife centre at Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, Devon.
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Billy and Lilly have formed a close bond
The kid was abandoned by her mother when she was only a few hours old and adopted by paternal Billy when his owner Elizabeth Tozer began hand rearing the goat.
The unusual bond has developed over the last month and the pair are now inseparable.
Elizabeth said: "Lilly follows Billy around which is really quite amusing to watch and Billy sleeps with the goat and cleans her mouth after she feeds."
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Billy the boxer protects his little kid
Lilly was the smallest of a litter of three kids and her mother abandoned her because she could only care for the two stronger ones. The pair have attracted quite a crowd at the animal centre and the staff are keen to see how their relationship will develop.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Strange story behind this one, as they had sent me Huge Beautiful photos of these, I went to look for their Web Page for a link! As AOL makes photos so small. Instead what I found was Sports men saying the one picture they had was fake. So there were all these comment about Photography and checking out doctored pictures. and some one went to snopes for an answer. Found out photos were not shot in Montana but in Finland, the photos were true and real!
Still enjoy the unusual shots Thank You! Just in seeing how large an eagle can get, having it next to a fox!!!!!!! Look at the wing spread! WOW! Seeing them flying in the skies or at tops of trees, they don't seem that big.