Wood carved house sign

WOOD CARVING BEEHIVEAs a little break from the glass work (behind the scenes the glass casting continues, more in a while) I have been working on a wood carved house sign.

It is my first attempt at letter carving and, whilst enjoyable, I have found it a little constraining compared to my usual free flowing style.

Included in the corner of the sign is a relief beehive, pictured here.

I am still trying to decide how to finish the sign: simple oil, gold leaf inside the lettering or painted lettering. Whichever way I go it is a one time decision, so I am taking my time and looking for some similar examples, so that I can see the reality of how it looks.

Decisions, decisions.