Acanthus Leaves Part Two

Work on the acanthus leaves is progressing slowly, but with increasing speed. I met with the client who showed me the carvings “in situ” which caused me to adjust the carvings slightly. Because of the height they will be displayed, and the decorative pieces they will be set next to, the depth of the carving needs to be increased and the angles need to be sharper to throw more dramatic shadows. Otherwise the carving fades into the background.


In other news, we spent some time at my mom’s place building a raised bed garden, and planting it while our kids went hiking in the local mountains.


Also, the client I’m carving the acanthus leaves for took me to a friend’s place to see some of the carvings he brought back from Africa. Stunning!



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Grant McMillan

I am the University Registrar at Trinity Western University, and I've been in the profession since 1997. I have an MA in Organizational Leadership, and have made a career of going into organizations that are in very difficult situations and leading them to a much better place. I teach Leadership to budding managers in the Adult Degree Completion program at Trinity Western University. I speak and consult, with organizations. Contact me at

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