Saturday, September 6, 2008

My new name

Since I have been made an honorary member of the pony cousins out there on the west coast, I feel I too must have a new "cousin" name. I have chosen this one, "she who writes with fire". I will explain.....

My newest craze and hopefully money making venture is pyrography, or for us simple minded folk...wood burning. I am making signs and plagues and boxes and picture frames and whatever else I can come up with and personalizing them and drawing with "fire" on them. I am having a blast!

It all began with the death of a barn.... I know weird . I have several barns on my ancient property here and one poor building just caved in and surrendered after 100 years or so. Being the recycling mama that I am I kept trying to come up with a use for all that barn wood. The barn was 30 feet across and 80 feet long. I even contacted some folks about taking the old wood or beams but got no takers. I think I have a picture of the barn when it was still standing I will try and dig it up for a later post. Anyway I decided to try my hand at sign making and wood burning and such.
I will be setting up a website and will be doing custom orders for stall plaques and signs real soon. Here are a few of the things I have done so far.





















The picture frame below is not from the barn just one I purchased and then decorated by burning on it, I think it came out cute. I will include the cheesy photo that I cut out of a magazine!





























Anyway that's what I have been up to and will share more with you on this project later. I think I feel well enough to climb up on Harley today so wish me luck!
Happy trails......

4 comments:

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Hi, Cous! What a great idea for a name..she who writes with fire! I am sometimes known as she who cooks with fire! And i dont have a gas range. I love those boards.

Flying Lily said...

I think I must be She Who Can't get a Fire Going. Your art work is super! What a great hobby and it allows you to rescue nice wood & create beauty!

Pony Girl said...

Hey TRC, you are very talented! I think you have a little business you should start there and sell them on your blog. I love your new pony cousins name! ;)

Chris said...

Agreed on the setting up a business and selling them on your blog - they look awesome!

Love the cowgirl one!