The Carver started my transformation today. He took knives, chisels, and small power tools and began to remove wood from around my face and gown. It will take him 10 hours to finish the process. I will include more pictures as I am closer to being finished. Three women came by today. They have several of my friends in their collections. I heard the Carver tell them about the process of carving. He said that there are only three things you can do with a knife. Chop, peel, and slice. Almost anyone can be taught these skills, but no one can teach someone “how to see the man inside the wood”. I can’t wait to see what I look like as my journey continues. I thought we could learn some of my other names.
Australia: Father Christmas
Brazil: Papai Noel
Canada: English Speaking: Santa Claus; French Speaking: Pere Noel