I attended a class by an Armenian Master Carver to learn how to do this cup. I really need to spend some time and finish it now! I love the cluster of grapes! Check out the master's website - his name is Nairi Safaryan
This plaque was a little too much for a first project! I used one of my favorite rubber stamps for the pattern. It is almost finished now!
My next goofy idea was to make a horsehair tail switch to keep the mosquitoes off of me while I walk the dog! Course it couldn't be an off the rack handle! I found a cute picture of an owl, and this is the result of my first relief carving!