Thanks for the welcome.
I have so far done one carving, a spirit face about 41/2 feet high by about 11/2 feet wide which I carved from a west coast red cedar slab found along the dike in Richmond. It was a combination of chainsaw and other methods to carve.
I followed the instructions in one of my woodcarving magazines, and was quite pleased with the first effort.
I have some other found slabs, which I will do when I get myself settled in.
When I get some more pieces I will take some pics and post them on the site.
Right now I am workng on getting settled in our new home [as of March first], and am working on building some bookcases from hemlock, which my brother gave me.