|NEW! Students' Work page. Really
a way to show off work done under
my careful supervision. More will
be added later, but it is interesting
right now. Take a look, click here
to see it.
|My Blogs- follow along as I make a few projects:
|Free patterns and instructions:
I've added links on all the small jewelry
carvings for which I have plans and
patterns. Look for this gift box icon for the
items that have links on the JEWELRY and
|MARKET PLACE ITEMS
Items for Sale
I've added a DVD and booklet for making
the wren, full-sized hummingbird, the
peeking mouse, the wren, and other
great carving projects.
There are blanks available for all of the
class carving projects you see on my site.
Check it out!!! Click here
|For a look at some of my art
work before I became a
here for paintings
here for drawings
|Dragongly Harp Blog-
combining aspects of
many different harps to
make the perfect harp
for me. 2011
|CARVING PROJECTS AVAILABLE: These three projects are my most popular classes. I have made DVDs and booklets with step-by-step instruction
on how to make each project, as well as blanks/kits to make it easier for you to make them if you don't have the ability/desire to make your own. Much more information is
available on the 'Items for Sale' page. Click here to go there.
|This year, 2014 saw my article on making the wren published in the prestigious British magazine, WoodCarving, published by
the Guild of Master Craftsman.
The first half was featured in the Jul/Aug issue, #139, and the Sept/Oct issue, #140 finished the project.
Not only that, but the wren was chosen for the cover of #139!!! This tops my career as a carver and writer of how-to articles and
booklets on carving. Nothing could top this honor.
In Mar/Apr 2013 this same magazine had published a "20 Minutes With. . ." 2-page spread that featured many of my favorite
pieces and a nice interview.
Another excitement came when another British publication, The Woodcarvers Gazette, published by the British Woodcarvers
Association, did a 2-page spread with interview and more photos.
|GREAT NEWS!!! The Ultimate Band Saw Book is back in print!!!- and printed
in the USA!
A few months ago I was approached by the publishing company 'Echo Point Books and Media' about
reprinting my book. The terms are practically the same that I had with the original publisher, so I will once
again offer my book for sale on this web site. I will keep the download available since I know that for some
people it is the better choice- and no shipping! See the items for sale page to order.
The paper copy of the book is now available for $30.00 (+$6 Priority Mail) from me, and I will be
ecstatically happy to sign and dedicate it to whomever you want. If not directed otherwise, the book will be
dedicated to the purchaser.
|There are full-sized (7 " doll) plans
for front, back, right side, left side,
and for how to make the blanks.
There is a clear diagram with 4
views on how to string the doll and
place the diverting wires.
The step-by-step instructions leave
nothing out, and any competent
wood carver should be able to make
a good doll.
The materials to make this doll do
not cost much, but the finished doll
Here is a link to 8 pages taken from
the booklet to give you an idea of
how thorough the instructions are.
|Currently the booklet will
be available only as a
PDF Download. Printing
this booklet would be
costly so I do not plan to
print it myself. You can
print it at home, or take
the file to a printer to
make your own copy.
I have considered
offering a kit that would
include the prepared
blocks with pre-drilled
holes, the elastic, wire,
and threader. Contact
me if interested.
|HOW TO MAKE A
BALL-JOINTED DOLL IN
WOOD, my latest booklet, is
now finished and available. It
has 48 pages in full color
including 6 pages of plans and
Whew, it has taken a long
time, and a tremendous
amount of effort, but I feel that
it will be worth while if some
people derive as much
enjoyment from this project as
The PDF download is available
|Donna's DVDs (videos) are now available for you to download. Save on the cost of shipping the DVDs by downloading them yourself and
saving them to your computer. The downloads are much less expensive than buying the DVDs.
If you have any questions send me a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ordering information is on my Items for Sale page. ITEMS FOR SALE PAGE
|Polymer clay gecko booklet. 10 pages full color, 21 step-by-step instructions, 38 photos.
Download for $5. Note: downloads are not automatic, but you will be sent a link within 24 hours.
|Dragonfly booklet is 10 pages in full color with step-by-step instructions for making a 3"
lifelike dragonfly with translucent wings. This is NOT a beginner project and basic skills are
Covered in detail are cane construction for wings and body, assembly, and finish.
You may download this project for $9. I will send you a link to the project within 24 hours.
|Dragonfly Bowl booklet is 16 pages with 32 full color photos and step-by-step
instructions for making this 3" bowl in polymer clay. Instructions for making the dragonfly
are not included, but available as a package for $. Topics include working with inlays,
making translucent backgrounds, inserting the inlays, forming the bowl, ans finishing.
There is also a full-sized Bowl Grid Guide to help you to divide your bowl evenly into
2,3,4,5,6,8,or 10 sections. Download for $12, or both dragonfly tutorials for $18.