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Friday, January 29, 2010

Crafty Little Fellas


Last week, as I was circulating around my favorite blogs, I came across Sharyn Tormanen's blog "Live From Tormville" and saw what her husband has been up to lately.  I laughed my fanny off.  These funny faces are golf balls that have been opened and carved into funny faces.  The artistic character of each one is truly amazing and I just had to share.  

Of course, being the complex creative that I am, I had to learn how to do this unusual craft if for no other reason than to pass the time when I can't sleep or have nothing better to do - yeah, right.  Still, I thought this could be loads of fun and would make a great gift for the golfer in your life.

So, as I was searching around the internet for instructions on how to make these crazy golf ball faces, I came across these videos.  Knock yourself out - they are delightful, funny, and will teach you how to make these darling faces on your own.  Just be careful - some of the tools you use to make them can be dangerous and should be used with caution and the proper preparation so you don't hurt yourself.

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How about painting these little guys? Well, Mr. Whittler, as I call him, shows us how to paint the faces too ...

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I like what Mr. Whittler has shown us here, however, I like Sharyn's hubby's faces better.  I think he did a much better job of carving, don't you?  He created a lot more personality and detail in his faces.  Still, if you want to try your creative hand at carving a few golf balls on your own, then Mr. Whittler here has given us all some inspiration on how to get started. Thank you Mr. Whittler!

And by the way, I think Sharyn and her hubby are going to start selling their golf ball faces.  Neat idea Sharyn!

Now, where did I put those golf balls?




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