Wood:  butternut
Height:  12in
Finish:  Satin polyurethane
Woodland Faery 
This piece was commissioned by a co-worker whose wife collected faeries.  This was the first faery in her collection carved from wood(butternut).  What technique to use on the wings bothered me for a long time.  The idea for pierce carving the wings came almost too late to complete this in time for the Christmas it was meant for.  The client suggested carving her nude, but I opted for a light dress partly because I was not up to carving nudes yet, and partly because  most of the body proportions came from measuring my older daughter.  The pattern is 100% original, just me and my drawing software.