Woodcarving patterns, cut outs and step by step photos and instructions available for the beginner to advanced carver. I began the hobby of carving and painting as a child of about twelve, and became a professional carver and painter in 1976, with my husband, Bob, in our sign-carving studio in Auburn, Massachusetts. We have produced carvings and signage for businesses and homes, and for such customers as the U.S. military (carved insignias), Boston’s Quincy Market, the Disney Company, Anheuser-Busch, and others around the country and around the world. We began teaching woodcarving and painting in 1980 and still hold our classes in our studio for our numerous students. We love instructing others in this fascinating and varied art form. I have written articles for Fox Chapel Publishing’s Woodcarving Illustrated as well as an additional book, Lettering and Sign Carving Workbook. I also produce licensed artwork for numerous companies throughout my agent, Linda McDonald Inc.