They were all carved from soft pine cutouts (that I cut myself, I might add, with a scroll saw). It's too bad that when an obsession leaves, it really leaves. I'd sort of like to make more of these.
The backs of the Santas are all trees
I love this grouping
This is how it started, with very amateur basswood carvings. I moved on to the flat work afterward.
I need to re-anchor the dowel on the big Half-Moon Carved Santa
These aren't carved- I used textured paint for the beards
Every year when I set these out, I am amazed that I actually made them. And some year, I'll actually get good pictures. These were the best I could manage.