Welcome to Julie's Carousel Carving Website! I have included pictures of my journey to carve my very first Carousel Horse. His name is Kismet! I have now finished my second Carousel Animal - a Silverback Gorilla - "Nathan"
This is the drawing, by Bud Ellis of the proposed Gorilla! It is the one which made me want to carve him! See the carving process here: Gorilla / Gorilla 2 / Gorilla 3 / Nathan
Bird Watching - just a past time, like I need something else to do!
Well, here it is! He is finished! The picture on the left is the model about 10" high. The picture on the right is my horse carved in wood. I changed him from a trot to a hand gallop, and he is 6' 1" at the tips of his ears. I am very pleased with the way he has turned out!! I took him to the Arabian Nationals in Albuquerque, NM then the world's largest Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ. He attracted a lot of attention!! I also hade fun carving a full size Arabian horse head as a demonstration. People were fascinated! Take a look at the other pages to follow the journey of carving and painting this wonderful creature!!