We'll take a peek at her awards and studio, then follow her progress over the next few months as she carves her next duck, a Hen Mallard, that she'll be entering in this year's WARD World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition at Ocean City, Maryland in April.
Deb and her ducks in the local newspaper:
Where it all happens. Notice the name above the door.
Ahhhhh, and all of those incredibly gorgeous colors of silky ribbons. Well-deserved after hours upon hours of time spent carving and painting to perfection....
Deb's accolades include:
Best of Show for her East Caroline (2 years!)
First Place for her Hooded Merganser in 2008
First Place for her Harlequin drake sea duck in 2009
...and several other blue ribbons at WARDS World Competition, she relays so humbly.
You'd expect nothing less than lots of duck heads gracing the shelves of her studio.
Which one of these is the real one?
Grinding and sanding.
Carving the details.
The new project - a Hen Mallard.
Next Steps....The Duck Junky will be laying out the pattern and begin rough cutting the wood block. Stop back and share in her progress. It will be fun to cheer her on as she prepares for April's competition.
Please post any duck carving questions you have for Deb so I can be sure to post Deb's answers to them in future posts.
Thanks for visiting!