Tag Archives: Pyrography

Cottonwood Revisited

My last post showed a bowl with a post in the middle that can be used as a handle. As stated, the purpose of the post was to cover/hide where I cut through the bottom of the bowl. As is … Continue reading

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What Is That?

“Ok, I give up. What is it?” If those were your words, you are in good company. I have been asking the same question ever since the idea started bugging me. I could say that at the moment it is … Continue reading

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And Now Thyme

You have seen Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary. It is not time to unveil Thyme, or almost. The photo is a composite, you will see I had a different angle when I shot Thyme than when I shot the others. Why … Continue reading

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Chatter Work

Somebody, sometime, was working with a scraper that was too light for the job. Instead of throwing away the “ruined” piece of work with a resolution to get a scraper heavy enough to cut without vibrating, this person saw the … Continue reading

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Are You Going to Scarborough Fair?

Depending on how my imagination hits me, I alternate between smelling and tasting these herbs. But every time I see one of these pepper grinders I start humming or singing the old Simon and Garfunkel song. Having gotten the first … Continue reading

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Pyrography and Pepper Grinders

Someone once pointed out that it was useless to try to compete with places like Wal-Mart when it comes to making pepper grinders. I have to agree. There is no way I can match their prices on the models they … Continue reading

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Planting and Harvest

The summer is winding down. Like a clock ticking off its seconds, each day has sped past until now it is September. I will soon know if the seeds planted produce enough of a harvest to carry us through the … Continue reading

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More Lilies

Robert Henri, author of The Art Spirit, required his students to look at the subject, then go to another room to do the sketching or painting. This would develop an understanding of each line and each brushstroke. In my case, … Continue reading

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Having Serious

Every May our hillsides are carpeted with sego lilies. They can be so thick it is hard to walk without stepping on them, which seems like a desecration. They are beautiful in shape as well as color. So it seemed … Continue reading

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Having Fun

I have been thinking a lot about counterfeit recently. It seems that our world is ever ready to accept counterfeits of anything that has intrinsic value, such as marriage, friendship, and food. While something that only has value by convention, … Continue reading

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