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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Boredom Woodburnings

I tend to get bored in these winter months, so I dug in my archives to show you some of the wood burn projects I dabbled in to chase the blues away. This first one was done in '98 just before our 'Cabin Warming' party. It doesn't show up too well but there are 21 critters and birds, all of which we have seen one time or another, at or on the way to or from the cabin within our property. Click on the picture to bring it closer and see if you can find all of them.Around the window frames at our log cabin, I did some friends and their footprints. Meet Chippy the chipmunk,
And 'DeeDee' the chickadee,
these are her prints as she hops the grounds. Chick-a-dee-dee.......
Buckmaster has been hanging around a long time already, tho we seldom see his illusive self. He shows himself mostly during the fall rut from mid-Sept. thru the middle of Dec., if we are at the right place at the right time!
We mostly just see his tracks. He's a heavy fella leaving his dew claw prints in his step...oops, the furthest step on the right side, he slipped.
Now these are some Big prints....hmmmm, who could be making these?
Well, lookie there, we have a Moose visiting way down in north central WI from our Canada neighbors. Hi fella! One of your cousins was seen just down the road a piece. You sure have knobby knees big boy.
Sorry, got carried away talking to the animals again.

These next two are cribbage boards that Bill's brother makes and I do the wood burning on them for him....this one went to my sister Mel's hubby, another of my brothers-in-law who is an avid trapper., so I did a beaver house and beaver for him. I think he liked it.
Of course, I had to do one for my parents. This trophy buck is on the chase during the big rut. The does heels and legs are all you see on the far end of the field.
There was a knot in the wood of the support piece, so I made part of a fawns face...this and some pine cones, branches, mushrooms down the legs, were my favorite parts to burn.
So, there ya go....a bit of my boredom turned into some useful and fun pieces. Hope you enjoyed the tour...Stay safe and warm.
God Bless Your Weekend

16 comments:

Darla said...

I love my woodburning kit!! These are lovely.

janet said...

Wow..how creative you are...you know me..I of course love the chickadee!

GardenofDaisies said...

Wonderful! I love the decorated the window trim!! You are so creative!

Porch Days said...

Oh, how original. The foot prints are so cute! I have been noticing how many footprints there are in the snow. We aren't alone in these woods!

Staying busy? I am even sewing Barbie doll clothes for my niece!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Dar, Your woodburning is FABULOUS... I love them all. The big moose next to the window is my fav--although I love them all.

I looked back in your archives to see more pictures of your little cabin. Couldn't find any.. Did I miss some? I'd love to see and hear more about that little cabin.

Hugs,
Betsy

Dianna said...

AMAZING work! I can hardly wait to show DH when he returns from work today! He'll love the creative ways you've used your talents.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG!! You are soo talented!! Love love love your wood burnings!! What a great idea around the windows. They all are simply amazing. Especially love the footprints.

Glad your enjoyed my post. How neat of our neighbor giving the kids tours. Such a different life we live today, these things will be lost to the next generations. So glad you have your separator, very cool!
Have a great weekend
*hugs*deb

George said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your wood-burning projects. I remember doing some of that as a youngster, but I don't have the talent you have. I like what you have done around the windows of your cabin.
Thanks for visiting my site.

imac said...

Super works of Art - my friend.

Thank you for your so nice comments and visit sorry to hear your very sad news.
If you send me your email I will send a swan for you at full DPI, one I think you will like.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: Those are impressive works of art.

Sayit-baldys said...

I LIKE THE WOOD BURNINGS.

DO THE CHICKADEES EAT FROM YOUR HAND ?
THEY WILL IF YOU WILL HOLD SMALL SUNFLOWER SEED OUT TO THEM IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.
BEING POLITE BIRDS, THEY ONLY LAND ONE AT A TIME, WAITING THEIR TURN.

WHEN LIVING UP IN THE MOUNTAINS IT WAS A PLEASURE TO FEED THEM.
ONLY ONE TIME DID A NUTHATCH EAT FROM MY HAND. IT HAD SAT NEARBY FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND FINALLY CAME THE ONE TIME.

I ALSO WOULD PLACE SUNFLOWER SEED ON MY HAT AND THE CHICKADEES CAME ONE AT A TIME TO GET SEED FROM THE HAT.
I LOVED IT UP IN THE MOUNTAINS, WAS JUST NOT PHYSICALLY ABLE TO STAY UP THERE. sam

crochet lady said...

What great art! I love the idea of burning those creative images into the building materials of your home. I love the little chick-a-dee, complete with tracks.

Paula said...

Just wonderful. Your cabin is something else.

Dee said...

I am awestruck. Such beauty and creativity. I am envious of such talents. Thank you for sharing these. I would love to live in a home with enchanting scenes and animal burnings like yours. Awesome!

Wishing you & your family a Happy & Loving Valentine's Day! (((hugs)))

Laura said...

I think that you are very talented! I love all of your artwork but the moose speaks to me! This reminds me of our home in the Adirondacks...I long for spring and to be up there once again!
Happy weekend...Happy Valentine's Day!
Laura :)

Jamey said...

That is so amazing and creative!