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Carving on the Edge Festival, Tofino B.C., September 6 – 11, 2018

This will be my fifth year showing up at the Carving on the Edge Festival. Maybe I’ll bring some Hummingbird Masks – a family of Anna’s hummers. And of course, some carving tools. See you all soon!

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Skookum Carving Knives

West Coast Carving Tools

It’s been a while since I bought a carving tool. But a pressing project has sent me shopping. Oh my, what a dilemma! Hehehe. I looked around the web for a D-Adze, it is a tool mostly used for planing and texturing large surfaces. Read more…

Masks at the Mary Winspear Gallery

Three masks shown at the Mary Winspear Gallery last weekend

The Eckankar Regional Seminar was held on Vancouver Island last weekend, at the Mary Winspear Gallery, a first for Victoria. Congratulations to the team of volunteers putting together such a momentous event. I was privileged to show three of my carved masks: The Bandit, my Continuum Mask, and my Anna’s Hummingbird Family.

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Continuum Mask

Continuum Mask

I started this mask while participating at the Carving on the Edge Festival last September. I have been going to this Tofino event for the past four years. I keep on meeting great carvers and continuing some deep friendships. Wouldn’t miss it. More photos of the carving process and final mask.

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Anna’s Hummingbird Masks

Anna's Hummingbird Family masks, ©2018 F. Champagne

Hummingbird Masks

What a joy to carve these lovely creatures. They bring happiness to everyone’s hearts, buzzing around, surprising us with their acrobatics, adding iridescent colours to our lives. More photos of the carving, weaving and completion of the series.

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Anna’s Hummingbird Family

Detailed carving process of the Anna’s series.

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Rufous Hummingbird Mask

The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)

Well, everybody’s building the big ships and the boats
Some are building monuments
Others jotting down notes
Ev’rybody’s in despair
Every girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here