Carve My Heart


My “Carve My Art” idea started when my son Ty gave my wife and I the ornament on the right.  His first try, haphazardly created in his few hours at home from college break before Christmas in my studio.  His idea “This ornament represents how I wish I could ‘stop time’ to spend more time with my family.”  Using Ty’s idea I began creating my carvemyart line that has transformed many times, and is still evolving.  The snowman with hanging heart, titled “Love Christmas” was where the creative juices started flowing.  More of my beginning pieces will be displayed in the coming months.


Arbor Dream

Bare ArborArbor decorated

Made this arbor for my son’s wedding (approximately 4 feet by 8 feet).  Never in my dreams did I envision the Arbor to be this stunning.  The wedding photos are spectacular with the Arbor too.


This is a past project. Kelly Butler’s quote “SMILE SKIP LAUGH” was carved by me in memory of my best friends daughter for display in her High School to commemorate a scholarship in her name.


Coffee Table


Don’t throw away wooden pallets, put them to use.  After a month of weekends  and spare evenings in my shop sanding, cutting, staining, and balancing widths and colors, the coffee table for our living room is complete.  Still planning matching end tables.  Any questions or comments?  Thanks.



Mother’s Day

Love MOM

Mother’s Day is coming soon!  Here is a way to say I Love You from the heart!  You can contact me here directly, or if you live in this area, you can see this one and many of my other ornaments first hand at The Makers Market.

Thanks for looking, Dave