Fred..I really like your Santas. You and Geri ought to get together.
Geri...I like your sketch of your hand. One of these days I'm going to give colored paper a try. I thought about making my own by putting a wash over mixed media paper and drawing on that.
Marsha... I wasn't trying to lesson the effort and talent you've put into your latest painting in the memory of the children and teachers. I've had a tough time with the level of violence and the loss of so many innocent little lives. I know we all are heartbroken. You did a very very good job on that memorial painting. The colors are perfect.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Fred you better hide your santas there is a certain person that has a thing for woody santas and she might be talking you out of one.
C and C always welcomed
Jen have a wonderful time with the grands. hug them close. I don't get to see mine. If you get a chance check in with us and let us know your still here after the 21..... hmmmm
Catherine, the painting was a very spiritual thing for me to do. It was my way of memorializing them. thank you for the compliments.
Thank you all
Fred. I love love love you woody Santa.s and Santa Bears...
I did ask you about your pyrography equipment, did you use a heat regulator?
C & C Always Welcome
It takes courage to learn about oneself from one’s failures as well as from one’s successes.
Fred, your wooden Santas have the shapes of old-fashioned glass ornaments. Unique and clever!
Marsha, this drawing of a child's hand and an adult's hand is beautiful and heart-rending.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Marsha it's such a beautiful painting. I think there was an angel holding your hand too.
Fred, thank you so much for sharing the wooden Santas and dog. They are delightful and you did a great job on them.
Geri I used a Colwood Super Pro 2 and several different tips ,right now I'm teaching Ruthie how to woodburn.
This is a painting I finished today for the director of the Blue Ridge Mountain Art Center,she is retireing tonight after 6 yrs of outstanding accompishments, we became fast friends as we both were striving to make our community and Georgia proud of our art center
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
Fred I am sure that she will treasure it always. Very nice gesture.
FRED, It was Marsha (me) that asked you for that information. I am familiar with the Colwood items. I have a dremel, with no temperature control. I was wondering about a temperature control unit and the razortips but they are very expensive. My stuff has been packed away in the garage for years. I used to make a lot of jigsaw puzzles with my dremel saw and painted and decorated with the woodburning, but when we moved here I never set it up again. My grandkids still have all the puzzles. My Ex-husband has a shop in Oregon where he does mega amounts of woodworking and sells it.
Fred, such a nice jester for you to paint this cute painting for the retiring director. She surely will treasure it.
Fred what a great way to send her off carrying wonderful memories!
FRED: I hope you had a good time and that your gift was well received just as that cup of warm spirits was given to Sarah. What a nice memory... I bet that is you bringing her a cup of coffee or tea or hot chocolate or hmmmmmm. Let us know.