I joined the club in 1995; Smart Move!! I started carving in the early 90's.
My first project was a male Cardinal (full size) using only a "Pocket" knife.
I carve songbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds and fish. But, I prefer carving birds of prey.
I am mostly self-taught. I took several classes with instructor Gerald White. I paint only with acrylics (Watered down).
I have learned so much in all aspects of this craft. Everyone is always so helpful in this club.