Archive for July, 2017

Summer Happenings

July 30, 2017
It’s been a busy summer here, between getting ready for shows and planning for our fall schedule. We’ve been busy creating a lot of new and exciting sculptures, like this most recent one.

“New Inspiration” was carved from a long narrow Desert Ironwood log
Projects at the home front won’t pick back up till after our shows end. So that means this fall we’ll switch our work hats over to finishing up some unfinished projects and starting some new ones. But for now we’ll be working hard on new pieces for our last four shows and to replenish some of the galleries that carry our work. Below are just a few of the new pieces we have created.

“Bow Tie”-carved from an Alligator Juniper log into this two tunnel sculpture. Ebony bow ties were inlaid over some cracks to add a different element.


“Beauty Within” was carved from a Mesquite log. Scott carved waves, folds and bends into the piece, along with some small round cup shapes. All the natural worm holes and cracks were left natural, showing off the beauty in this wood.

“Enchantment” was appropriately named after our home state. It was carved from a large Alligator Juniper Burl into this incredible sculpture. The open vase shape has waves and bends showing off the incredible grain. Turquoise was inlaid into some of the natural cracks.
These are just a few of the new pieces we have to show off at our upcoming shows. To see our show schedule, please visit our website, http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com
It hasn’t all been work for us this summer. We had a little fun when my dad came to visit and we hiked up to the top of El Morro National Monument. We have lived here for 8 years and that was the first time we hiked it. About time. It was quite a hike, but we had a lot of fun. And what a gorgeous view from the top. If you ever visit our area, it is a must see. We plan to hike it more often, not only for the exercise but the view.

me and dad at El Morro

Me and my dad. He is 70 years young and out did the teenagers that were hiking the same time as us. Left us in the dust a few times as well.

half way up view of wall face

Walking back down the front side looking at a large crack in the rock face

View from top of El Morro

View from the top of El Morro. Incredible 360 degree view from up top. You can see for miles.
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