Just came back from ocean shores Washington where we had a little event, been going ten years, Don Etue lives a few miles down the road, tony Robinson lives a few miles the other way, Mona and Ivans shop is in the middle and lots of carvers come and go there, hundreds and hundreds of chainsaw carvings in the area for sale and if you work hard you can do well.
not to say their is not thin times but that just means you should load the truck up and drive to where the weather is better or their is more people, make some money then go home.
Having other carvers around makes the whole industry thrive, bad carvers go where there are no other carvers and good carvers can go anywhere!
We live on an island with more then a few carvers and don't seem to step on each others toes, hell the customer types seem to be happy if one of us carvers calls them back!
we call it island time.
So keep going barre and you will have a little Jim Jones artist commune going in no time............
and remember carve or starve...