Gnome home carved from thick Cottonwood bark

Submitted to Community Café

I'm back from Woodcarvers camp with some completed carvings this is one of them. This si a Gnome home I carved into some very thick Cottonwood bark. the outer shell of the bark is very hard to carve and some detials have to be glued as you carve so they don't flake off while you are carving. For example you cut out a section of a window you need to glue the edges before carving the other side if you want your windoa pane deviders to stay in place. the upper right piece with the natural bark is the chimney. I carved in shingles the door windows and stairs that spiral around the base.