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Theraputic Pyrography

Posted by Fallon Foster on

I can't speak for anyone else but personally I find woodburning to be pretty relaxing.  Spending 3-8 hours hunched over a piece of linden, focusing on precisely creating details in the wood grain with a hot stick.  Add a good audio book or some interesting podcasts and it's a pretty dandy way to spend the day. Starting a business, even a small one, involves a certain amount of stress so it was pretty nice to be able to sit down and focus on these for a few days.

These two rounds were burned with patterns I'd purchased long ago from Walnut Hollow.

My wife and I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 last weekend and while I came out of the theater with a desire to recreate Hiccup's helmet it was my wife who got back home and started doodling dragons.  She doodled a fair few but one in particular caught my eye and I couldn't not use him for some pyrography.  He's just so adorably derpy!

As usual each of the pieces has a strap of latigo lace nailed to the bag so they can be easily hung on the wall and they're all treated with tung oil to bring out the wood grain and preserve them for the ages.