Lorne and Maria showed us how to make Wood Spirits in one night. We had a lot of fun. Karl's is on the left, mine is on the right.
Being fierce and powerful protectors of the forests, wood spirits encourage respect for their world. One does not wish to cross a wood spirit, but are counted as fortunate and charmed to have seen one. Carving wood spirits is an European tradition which predates the colonization of America. A freqent project of Swiss and Austrian woodcarvers is to carve their interpretaion of the wood spirit, and that tradition has caused them to migrate into our homes to be protectors of house and hearth.