Marilyn Gulker, Mr. G.B.H & Bill

Marilyn Gulker, Mr. G.B.H & Bill

Marilyn Gulker& June painting the Great Blue Heron
Marilyn Gulker& June painting the Great Blue Heron

 

Marilyn Gulker & June

 

 Some time ago at a Woodcarving Show, Marilyn Gulker saw our exhibit and picked-up one of our cards. Her husband Bill was also a woodcarver who  passed away a few years ago.  Bill was very acomplished as a carver and was just geting into “Power” carving and even “Airbrush” painting. He liked to carve many things which included birds. He left Marilyn with his collections of tools, basswood, woodcarving magazines and a host of finished & unfinished woodcarvings. She brought a few of each of the woodcarvings with her on her visit to das Hamonhaus yesterday. I was gifted  by her with a basswood-blank for a “Bass:”! That’s a “FISH” you know. I guess stranger things have happened to me which altered my wood-carving in diferent ways. “IF”,I ever carve that fish!  Please, someone, let me know what the “Best”  book is on the subject and any other helpful fish-carving tips. The other “Bird Carver’s” would make fun of me, etc. Remember what happened to Master Bird Carver Buell Burns when the same thing befell him! He became Master Fish Carver Buel Burns.Great Blue Heron (l/s) by: Bill & Marilyn Gulker

Anyway, Marilyn, who lives in Ottawa, OH, had recently contacted June to investigate the possibilities of getting some professional help in getting one of Bill’s carvings  painted. She had promised it as a gift to her brother in Oregon. (I now suspect that he might not actualy get to take delivery for a few or more years )  It happens to be a beautifully (carved by Bill)  full-sized Great Blue Heron. Marilyn came prepared to learn and to work. She assisted June , side by side, for over 10 hours to get the job done. (Better her than me) It turned out so well that I’m contemplating the same project for myself. You be the judge!

Great Blue Heron (l/s) by: Bill & Marilyn Gulker

Happy birding and carving,  Bill & June

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