Carving Out His Niche


Country MoonRelief Carving


Walking Stick

Sometimes you don’t choose your passion in life, but rather your passion chooses you. This is what happened to Jim Bailey. He has been carving since he was a boy sitting under a willow tree with his father. However, over the last 25 years he has gotten serious about it, real serious.

“It’s just something that comes natural to me,” Jim says. “God gave me a great gift, all that I have to do is use it and let the creativity flow.”

That is exactly what he does. He will carve almost anything but foremost on his list are walking sticks, letter openers and the like. He has the unique gift of being able to look at a stick, a plain piece of wood, and see something in it. But although he sees the image, he is never sure how the finished piece will look. The only thing for certain is that most all his creations will be 3-D when done.

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