Lori Dickie is a caricature woodcarver and crafter who displays her work at art and wood shows and on her Etsy website. Quick & Cute Carving Projects is her first book. Lori is an active member of the Livonia, Mich., Woodcarver's Club. Her father, Tom Bowman, was a talented woodcarver who inspired Lori to begin carving more than 14 years ago.
For those seeking folksy, easily carved characters and other patterns for preshaped wooden blanks, this first book by woodcarver Dickie will appeal. Wooden blanks are available in most craft or woodworking stores or through online retailers. After a couple of in-depth projects to teach technique, tool use, and painting, Dickie highlights 46 projects depicting animals, human characters, holiday-related items, and fantasy figures. VERDICT This very specific collection of projects will appeal to beginning to intermediate woodcarvers looking for imaginative patterns. While some seem to become one-note after a while, there are plenty of patterns to use.--Library Journal, November 2017