Friday, July 15, 2011

Annie Stone - WIP

Not many words today, just pictures. (Click to enlarge) The stone I have been working on for roughly 2 weeks (on and off).  Starting with the inspiration shot:

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Enlarged this picture onto twenty 8 1/2 x 11" sheets of paper via Blockposters.com.  (It's free)

That's a yard stick leaning on it above.

A grave that I have been to many times, I felt it proper that her true name finally be "carved in stone", not just the Diamond Bessie name she was known as.  Her story can be found here.

I plan on the stone standing about 5.5 to 6 feet tall - it is about 4' now without a base.  I will update with pictures as I obsess progress.

12 comments:

Johnny Thunder said...

That's beautiful!! Amazing work.

Pam Morris said...

wow--really impressive work! (and I loved the story!)

William Bezek said...

Fantastic carving and a really good story too! Thanks!

Lisa said...

That's beautiful - I love the palms behind the inspiration stone.

can't wait to see yours as you go!

Ghoulie Girls said...

I love the shape on this one! You really do beautiful work. Your carving is flawless!

The October boy said...

Looks terrific! Really looking forward to seeing the progress and finished piece.

The Frog Queen said...

Wow,that looks fantastic. Great work. Love all the carving.

Thanks for sharing and I can hardly wait to see it in your yard this Halloween....not personally "see it" (although I would LOVE that) - I mean in your video :)

Cheers!

Dave the Dead said...

Inspirational work in progress, Dawn! That is beautiful.

dave

Ghoul Friday said...

You're going to create tombstone envy with the high calibre work you're doing :)

Tuck said...

Beautiful work, I can't wait to see it in it's finished glory!

STOLLOWEEN said...

lol at Tombstone envy....geez another envy I can add to my list...seriously fantastic work.

highbury said...

Amazing detail work and I really love the backstory. Great research!!

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