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The Cedar waxwing is easily identified by its Cinnamon coloured smooth feathers. It also appears to be wearing a black mask and has a tuft of feathers at back of its head. The end of the secondary feathers on its back  have bright red tips, of what appear to be drops of wax, hence the name. it is a frequent visitor to feeders and Holly bushes.  In the spring when apple trees are in blossom it has a very discerning diet when it eats the petals only off the Apple Tree Blossoms. 

The Frame is  7" x 7" square stained Hardwood. Round opening is 5" dia. Artwork is covered with a Clear Domed glass lens.

Giving rise to an idea for a carving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re an Author, a Painter or any other creative pursuit a project has to begin with an idea! How does an artist generate an idea for a carving subject? Almost all of my inspiration comes from the natural world and I am equally delighted by all creatures, large or small. A small Hummingbird is incredibly beautiful as is North America’s largest deer, the Moose. The fragility of a small Butterfly must convey that delicate fragility in the carving in addition to the startling beauty of its design. The power and size of the Moose must also be expressed. The final piece may take days or weeks to complete and once completed, the wood must be sealed with a durable finish and left to cure in preparation for casting a mold. The sealing and painting process must not lose or diminish any of the fine details of the hand-carved original. 

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