The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Busy at Work



I am back at the U today, feeling physically about a "B+".  Emotionally, I am at a "C", but that is not too bad considering I am working on things I am not excited about at work. 

I am contemplating taking a course in "chip carving" that I found nearby that is coming up in a few weeks.  I have always had a vague interest in carving and whittling, but never pursued it in any way.  This particular class seems potentially up my alley as the focus is on a technique that is especially well suited for making smaller carvings that are typically used as ornaments and/or decorations.  To me, that seems much more likely a level of endeavor that I may be able to maintain and pursue rather than stepping into a "bigger" project of a large carving of some animal or figure. 

I think I will go and see if there are any spaces left for this course, and if so, I may sign up. 

PipeTobacco

7 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Quixote said...

Then, maybe you could carve ivory if it doesn't interfere with you sensitivities for animals. Wouldn't that be pretty and artistic?

Monday, 07 May, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

I was under the impression that you had enough things on your plate without putting another demand on your time.

But custom carved elk horn (and such) pistol grips sell for good prices.

Monday, 07 May, 2012  
Blogger amelia said...

Using ivory would be appalling...

Monday, 07 May, 2012  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

Hello Everyone:

The "chip carving" class I am interested in uses wood for making ornaments and other such items.

Billy is right that I probably have too many things on my plate at the moment. I am still considering it, but may not enroll as I *do* think I have a bigger goal of having more free time.

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

Monday, 07 May, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

You need time to just go be alone, or with other buddies in a campsite.

Monday, 07 May, 2012  
Blogger austere said...

I'd vote for me-time too.
I use a nice wooden box with cut out work to store my pens in. Will put up photo sometime.

Tuesday, 08 May, 2012  
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