How can a person make something that will have an impact on the lives of many people?
How is that the creation then starts to live its own life, be picked up by people and reproduced and become something known everywhere in the world? Well, although this happens quite often, we don’t know how it happens or what makes the creation so perfect and useful that the humanity accepts it into its life as if it has always been there. It is always a mystery, but one of such mysteries is unfolding now before our eyes. I’m talking about comfort birds.
The author humbly explains that he just got an idea to make a comfort bird when he looked at a small painted bird made for Christmas ornament by a friend. Since this day in 1982, a wood carver from Pennsylvania Frank Foust has made over 1000 birds and he is planning to continue this project. It takes Frank about 2 hours to make a bird. He uses different kinds of hardwood, among them is cherry, walnut, maple, mahogany, and other kinds of wood. Frank aims in making birds with pretty grain pattern on them. The color of the wood and the grain pattern give each bird its individual unique beauty.
Frank never keeps the money received from this project; he sells the birds raising money for charity. For example, he was able to send $1 000 for the Haitian earthquake relief fund. That is how the birds are twice helpful. The money raised from them helps people in need, but those who buy the birds usually give them away. The little helpers are given to sick people, to those who are in pain mentally or physically, who have suffered loss, or to those who are struggling with depression or just need comfort. Holding this bird, a person feels comforted, and the stress goes away.
How can these little wooden toys bring comfort and relieve stress? Maybe because a comfort bird has a simple shape and a smooth, nice-to-touch texture. The wood that it is made of is beautiful and calming to look at. The whole bird image brings out the thoughts of hope, peace and good news. Maybe because even the money that was paid for the birds was used to help people. Maybe because the birds are given with love and remind people that they are not alone, that there is someone who cares for them. We don’t know exactly how, but apparently it works because these birds are popular now, they have already traveled around the globe and are known not only in Americas but in Europe, in China and even in Russia.
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There is much that we don’t know about the story of a comfort bird and its author because Frank Foust is not seeking popularity. There is not much information about him, but there is a lot of little birds everywhere seeking to bring peace and love to those who need it. Everybody can carve a comfort bird, it is simple in form but is beautiful, has an amazing story behind it, and makes a wonderful gift. And it’s to carve a bird with BeaverCraft Comfort Bird Carving Kit!
DIY Bird Wood Carving Kit – a Simple Way to Learn How to Carve a Bird out of Wood
Hardly anyone can confidently name the period of occurrence of products made of wood. Initially, the carving masters created wooden idols depicting animals or gods. Wooden figures mainly served as talismans. But there are also those who enjoy this ancient craft of wood carving birds, figurines of animals, and people till this day.
Carving comfort birds is an admired and exciting activity. You can recreate all the bird carving patterns in different techniques. And in the process of carving, you will experience only positive emotions because a bird wood carving can help you relax and relieve stress.
Carving little wooden birds is not just interesting. It is also a beneficial hobby for adults and children. It contributes to creative thinking, perseverance, calmness, logic, fantasy, and imagination.
Bird Carving Kits for All Skill Levels
Creative kits are one of the best gifts for people of all ages (children, teenagers, and adults). They are always original and unusual ideas. If you are trying to learn how to carve a bird, or maybe you want to know how to whittle a bird of comfort, you have come to the right place.
The BeaverCraft brand strives to meet all the needs of woodcarvers, no matter what skill levels they have. Everyone will find what suits their tastes, preferences, and master level.
One of our most versatile solutions that will appeal to both novice and expert woodcarvers is our DIY birds comfort whittling kits, which will show you how to carve a wooden bird using a minimal set of tools with easy-to-follow instructions.
Distinctive Features of Simple Bird Carving Sets You Will Appreciate
Before diving into the world of wood carving, willing to create exclusive wood bird carvings, many are faced with the challenge of choosing the right tools, whittling knives, sharpeners, comfort bird blanks, and bird wood carving patterns. It is all you need to create unique carved birds that will bring you relaxation and positive emotions.
DIY carving birds’ kits by BeaverCraft are the easiest way to relax and stop worrying about everyday things. Everything is designed to give you the best possible woodcarving experience. Our wooden bird shapes are easy to recreate using the supplies you can find in the kit.
DIY decorative carved wooden birds are created in several stages, during which you will need carving tools, inspiration, and perseverance. If you are a beginner, it is better to avoid complex carvings, focusing on beautiful photos from the Internet. Practicality and accurate skills assessment are significant criteria for choosing a sketch for creating a carved figurine with your own hands. That is why wood-carved birds (a symbol of freedom, beauty, and purity of soul) will be an excellent stage in learning the secrets of woodcarving.
Not a single adult or kid will remain indifferent if you present them with an all-in-one set for carving birds out of wood as a gift. It is a real treasure trove, a collection of necessary tools, wood carving supplies, and wooden bird patterns for the implementation of this unusual and advantageous whittling project.