KarenLHoward

SACKCLOTH GALLERY ~ Hand Carved Wood, Mixed Medium

Ferndale, California · 672 Sales

KarenLHoward

SACKCLOTH GALLERY ~ Hand Carved Wood, Mixed Medium

Ferndale, California 672 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(403)

Announcement   ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
BEFORE YOU PURCHASE YOUR WONDERFUL HAND CARVED PIECE :) , please note that I will be gone until the 10th of JULY. It will begin it's journey home to you on July 11th!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017

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BEFORE YOU PURCHASE YOUR WONDERFUL HAND CARVED PIECE :) , please note that I will be gone until the 10th of JULY. It will begin it's journey home to you on July 11th!

Karen L Howard Sackcloth Gallery

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Karen L Howard Sackcloth Gallery

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Smokin' Crow - Original - Whittled in the USA
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I'll Fly Away - OOAK - USA
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Baby Powdered Bluebird ~ USA Whittled ~ Original
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$70.00
Honey Bee High Drama - OOAK - USA
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Pygmy Owl Carving - USA - OOAK
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(403)
vistra

vistra on Jul 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Herb is stunning! Thanks so much, Karen! :)

50us50

50us50 on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Always such awesome work, love this artists pieces. So happy and well made. Thanks for another A+ ETSY transaction.

vistra

vistra on May 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, Karen! :)

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About

I've been cutting chunks of wood for 40 years.

Great Grampa was the first whitler in the family, then his daughter my Grandma Grace ( very perfect name for her. How did her parents know?) who carved some amazing horses and birds, and then she taught me what to do with a stick and sharp knife when I was in the 5th grade.

My carving ability sat on the shelf for many years. When my husband was bedridden for a while after a serious accident, and we had recently moved to an area where I knew no one, I picked up the old Xacto and started in again, recharging my whittling batteries with duck and goose & swan decoys and decorative wildlife. I joined in the competition which was an amazing tutor in itself. Learned tons about good tools, wood and paint and how to get that bird to look the judge in the eye as they floated them in a little child's pool for the national decoy competitions.

Eventually though I had to break loose and do art. Started a little wholesale company called Carvin' Copies with a good friend which didn't last nearly long enough. I carved, wood burned and painted the originals and she was in charge of having them reproduced in resin (in the USA!) and painted and shipped to the stores, but eventually the big boys saw our stuff, copied it & reproduced it overseas and we were out of business.

I lived in the San Joaquin Valley in California in the 1970s and 80s, became a member of the local National League of American Pen Women, started for professional women as they weren't invited into the Press Club. Men Only, please ... and also around that time I was awarded a generous Master Folk Artist cash award from the San Joaquin Arts Council and James C Irvine Foundation.

We moved again, this time to the California North Coast and after several stabs (excuse the pun) at moving my art , doing shows etc, I settled down at Etsy, where customers as well as artisans have a completely friendlier attitude than that other big box online outlet.
It's not random; usually there is a story when I place my mixed media carvings on vintage tins.

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Last updated on October 20, 2012

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