John Ruthven is a well known wildlife artist who has been compared to John Audubon. So when he inquired about having an eagle made, I encouraged him to draw up the design himself. It gave me the opportunity to work on something a little different. John Ruthven and his late wife, Judy, bought and restored the boyhood home of Ulysses S Grant. They then donated the home to the state of Ohio where it is now a museum. The eagle will be mounted above the front door as a tribute to Judy Ruthven who died recently. Here is the artist's drawing that I used to created a pattern. Continue reading "Carving an Eagle Designed by Artist John Ruthven"