Additional Contacts

Contact Mike Pounders by email ( m.pounders@comcast.net ) or phone (501-771-1417) for submissions to web site or additional questions.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Shawn Cipa angel

Since we had no December meeting, and no one has emailed me any pictures, you are stuck with viewing my stuff!  I carved this small angel from a Shawn Cipa pattern for a lady at church and will do a larger version as a tree topper for my daughter. I like Shawn’s work and plan to do some other pieces based on his patterns. I have the stuff for his recent dancing Santa and I want to do the photo holder one from a few years back. Merry Christmas to all!

In memory of Junior Cobb

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Ozarks woodcarver Junior Cobb, whose talent for crafting human and wildlife figures took him to the White House, has died. He was 70.
Cobb, who lived in the Three Brothers community near the Missouri border, died Monday, according to Roller Funeral Homes of Mountain Home.
Cobb began carving at age 6 and sold his early works to travelers taking the small ferry that his father ran across the White River.
His brother, W.A. Cobb, told the Baxter Bulletin that Junior Cobb wouldn't carve until he needed money. Cobb lived in a home he built largely from scrap and spent as much time as he could in the outdoors.

Cobb visited the White House with then-Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller during the Johnson administration. His works have been displayed by the Smithsonian.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Meeting Canceled

Unfortunately, the meeting and holiday pot-luck scheduled for this Saturday has had to be canceled, due to scheduling conflicts with the meeting area. We hope everyone has the happiest of holidays despite this! Please plan to attend the January meeting and remember that membership dues for 2012 will need to be paid (Only $15 per year...what a deal!)