Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Introducing First of 2011 Santas

Finally, I've completed the first batch of my 2011 Santas!
These are all hand painted on cypress knees.  For those who aren't familiar with cypress knees, they are part of the root system of the cypress trees that grow so plentiful at the edges of lakes and bayous in the south.  The "knees" pop up out of the water at the base of the tree.  Once the tree has been cut for lumber the "knees" are just useless.  That is until someone like me takes God's wonderful creation and gives it new life such as I did in creating my Santas.  Visit my website, http://www.wood-n-stitches.com/ to see more.

Here's a glimpse of before and after.
Before (actually "during" because I've already primed and basecoated)



  1. WOW!!! These Santas are just amazing!! You do beautiful work :)

  2. How is it possible that you get better and better? Loving these Santa's...
    Did you get some rain yet? We did, was glorious! xo

  3. Your work is AMAZING!!!! Love your santas.