Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Rooster Pyrography Project

I'm so glad that I was able to get back to this project that I started back in January and finish it.  Always hate having unfinished projects laying around.  I tend to like getting things done in one sitting straight.  I also tend to lose track of time and get so into what I'm doing that I forget to eat and the only break I take is for nature calls. LOL  But larger projects, and some techniques like stippling, require more time, and I will have to spread these projects over days or weeks, and it is when things have to be spread over a longer span of time when I risk failing to complete them.  Everybody knows how life has a way of getting in the way of things we want to accomplish.  Cats make a mess, house needs cleaning, meals need cooking, etc.  Sometimes I miss being single and carefree.  Stay up all night long to finish up something in the heat of the moment, enjoying the flow.  Art process is way more fun when you don't have to be disturbed with stuff like family member's needs and tedious everyday routine of being human. XD


So I took a day off from the art stuff I do for money and did something that was more fun for me.  It's the all important 'me' time!  Basically, this project sat with just the background left.  I wanted to darken the negative space with a little more gradation, but alas, my skill as a pyrography newbie was not up to the task. ^^;  I was using the 'shading tool', which I wasn't too crazy about, even after hours of using it.  I need to go shopping at the arts & crafts supply store and see if they have some more tips that I can add to my set.

Although I'm not 100% happy with the way the dark part turned out, I'm happy with my first effort at wood burning.  It was FUN!  And I got to make a little chicken art! :D  I'm a crazy chicken lady, and I needed something to put on my wall that shows my love for these birds.  Now I got one.

I think I'll put a clear matte finish on this piece of basswood, and then put a hanging hardware on the back and call it finished. ^_^  Ahhh, what a good feeling to see a project through.


I still have three more pieces of wood that I can burn from my Christmas present stash.  Next, I'd like to do something with spot color.  Thinking maybe an image of peony blooms with watercolor shading... or something with fantasy theme.

I have so many projects that I want to get into this year.  More pyrography for sure.  Also doll making.  And I definitely want to make time to work on the book illustrations that I've been sitting on for a few years.  I hope that the family life settles down enough to allow me to really get into all these things.  

2 comments:

  1. Awesome, I love it, it is briljantly made and a work of art, lots of hugs, Marion

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  2. Oh, I love it! How exciting to try something new and just for yourself for a change. Fabulous work. xxD

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