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Monday, March 21, 2011

New Projects

 I'm sure you've noticed that I've stopped updating on the Father's Portrait.  This is solely because I need a temperature controlled burner which I will soon be investing in. 

As spring rolls in I have been moving into other projects as well: one being a taxidermy project in which I will make a deer foot gun or coat rack and burn a wildlife scene into the wood above. 
The other being a turtle shell I want to decorate, and the third being some unique pieces of water sculpted wood, one piece that I am still working at freeing from under a humongous boulder.

It is quite a bit of work but I am in such love with that piece of wood that I doubt I will give up on it any time soon. 

As you can see in the above pictures I am burning a pine wood box.  The lid is covered by a beautiful Schooner or Clipper ship...although I think Clipper ships often have four to five masts.  Anyhow, I have also burned an anchor on the side and not pictured an ornate Compass Rose on the other. 

While toiling after that one piece of wood under the boulder I unearthed another interesting piece of wood from the creek bed.  While most woods will rot in water, hardwoods are often preserved.  But these two pieces I dug up were roots...lumpy bumpy, roots.  And I loved them.  So I packed them back and cleaned them off and hope to decorate them by setting semi-precious stones in them, wrapping copper around some of their ends, and accenting their cracks and bumps with gold.  It should make a wonderful contemporary mantle piece...because I can find no other purpose for this wood than to sit and look pretty!!

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emily said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! Strange because I never was especially fond of ocean themes but this is GORGEOUS! I love the anchor especially, it looks perfect in that corner. If I had a little boy, I would make him a nautical-themed room, and put this in it! Very nicely done!

Laurisa said...

Thankyou very much! I've honestly never drawn a ship before...I mean, I've tried at steamers and the occasional fishing boat but I was WAY too scared to ever attempt a fully rigged clipper or schooner.