Horse Pyrography

Horse Pyrography

The horse pyrography turned out really well but did present a few challenges I want to go over. When working with wood and burning dark, creating contrast is important or everything is just going to blend together. As with all of my wood-burning projects, I use the...

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How to create your ideal week so you can embody success

How to create your ideal week so you can embody success

Create your ideal week and ramp up your productivity! As a multi-passionate individual with a couple of businesses, planning is important so I know what to do when, where and what. And I can’t really stand doing the same thing repeatedly, it dries up my creativity in...

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The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning

The Lion Pride Wood-Burning is a beautiful scene of a lion family wood-burned on wood with stained frame. But I want to talk about how it all came together. As you can see here, I didn’t make the graphite lines light. IN fact, I left them dark on purpose so that...

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Shapes n things after taking a bit of a break

Shapes n things after taking a bit of a break

I fell off the drawing wagon because I have been dealing with a serious case of poison ivy - and who knew that I was sooo sensitive that I almost had to go to the doctors for it - but I didn't go and just slathered myself in calamine lotion and a gazillion showers a...

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Day 4 and I am turning shapes into a character

Day 4 and I am turning shapes into a character

So I am on Day 4 of my draw more challenge and I have no turned shapes into a character. It was simple enough but I know that perspective may be a but of a struggle. As many books that I have about drawing, I realize that seeing how it's done on video is helping me a...

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Old Truck Pyrography on Hickory

Old Truck Pyrography on Hickory

This old truck pyrography on hickory was fun to create and the piece of wood I chose worked absolutely perfect with it. Choosing a hard grainy wood presents a challenge every single time but when you get to know the wood it can also work out in the best kind of way....

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Drawing Challenge Continues – Day 3

Drawing Challenge Continues – Day 3

And the drawing challenge continues - this is day 3! For someone who fell into wood-burning the thing I didn't pay attention to was shapes. Why? Well because there are plenty of patterns to purchase in order to get started and the biggest focus is shading. So now that...

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Daily Drawing Challenge Day 2

Daily Drawing Challenge Day 2

I just finished my personal Daily Drawing Challenge Day 2 of my challenge and who knew I could semi draw a boot. It's interesting that after wood-burning for a lot of years and not outlining when I burn that drawing requires to have those lines. Today was spend on...

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I challenge myself to draw … more

I challenge myself to draw … more

I've invested quite a bit in art education but haven't actually sat down to do the lessons and the work to improve my skills and so the time has come to show up for it. I can wood-burn from most patterns - it's time to improve my drawing skills. Ok I may be biting off...

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Train Pyrography

Train Pyrography

The Train pyrography came about because I had asked on social media what I ought to be wood-burning next and a friend of mine commented an old style train and it had been in my head ever since. I chose to use a piece of hickory I had and started to dive right into it....

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