July, 2012

In Memory of Uncle Loren

July 31, 2012 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips


My dear Uncle, Loren Van Abbema of Hannibal, MO,┬ápassed away 1 day before 90 members of our family met for a reunion in Colorado. The reunion was a wonderful opportunity for all family to get together as an un-planned memorial. He was 1 of 12 brothers and sisters and will be greatly missed. I wrote […]



Marc Adams Class – Fundamentals of Woodcarving

July 26, 2012 MaryMay Woodcarving classes

Haven’t had a chance to blog yet since finishing a “Fundamentals of Woodcarving” class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis, IN. These classes are always great fun – for both students and teacher. Because it is 5 days, you really get to know each other, and by the end of the week, you […]



Off to Teach at Marc Adams

July 15, 2012 MaryMay Woodcarving classes

I’m heading off this morning to teach a beginning carving class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indianapolis, Indiana. This school is pretty amazing – I think something like 80 different instructors teach a variety of classes there throughout the year – ranging from very basic woodworking to highly specialized skills. He also offers […]



More Acanthus Leaf Carving

July 13, 2012 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips


Amidst the hubbub of getting the video school launched this week, I had a student come in from Atlanta – Jim C. – for 2 days. He has had some experience with carving, but wanted to┬ádig deeper into the art and to get a real challenging project to work on. So, since the topic we […]



Thank you Bob Easton!

July 11, 2012 MaryMay Wood Carving Tips

Bob Easton (www.bob-easton.com/blog) has been my computer guru behind the scenes to make this online video school work. I had no clue what I was getting to when I thought – “oh, I’ll just get a little web site together and put some videos on it”. HA! I have learned much from Bob through this […]



School is OPEN

July 11, 2012 MaryMay On-Line Woodcarving articles and TV interviews

My Online Woodcarving School is now officially OPEN! Click on the link above, or to the right to go to the site. I am offering 12 beginning videos for FREE! Once you start, you won’t be able to stop! Come Join US.



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