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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Woodburning & Practicing Patience

I know some of you have seen these etchings before,  done with a wood burner.  I'm showing them again in an attempt to ease my own desire to be at the cabin.  

I did these free-hand, many years ago, rather quickly, before the generator quit.  There wasn't much gas left in it and I wanted to do something to these crude window frames, so it was a ' full-speed- ahead-project.  Each window took no more than 10-15 minutes.  
 Somewhere on each of the frames, I also burned the footprints that each of these wildlife make.  It was kind of fun.  I had never done wood-burning before, so please forgive my ineptness.
 I think the moose is one of my favorites with his knobby knees wrapped around the framework's edge.  There is a buck, a bear,
 a moose, chipmunk, and 
 my favorite friendly perching bird, the Black-Capped Chickadee.
 Tho, I've been longing to spend some time at the cabin, now is not the time.  Soon, I keep saying, but now, I will wait until the hunters have thoroughly cleaned and gone.  If I go now, I would be tempted to clean up after the guys.  I will wait.
 Maybe then, I can stay before the snow flies.  I have no interest in strapping on the snowshoes just yet.  I will have to wait a long time before another hike in the woods.  Until then,
 patience.  Not something I'm good at lately, but I will practice.

Have a grateful Thanksgiving Week with your families.
&
BlessYourHeart

15 comments:

troutbirder said...

Those etchings are wonderful plain and simple. I know about avoiding those deer hunters. My GSD Baron and I only hike in State Parks this time of the year to be safe...:)

George said...

Very nice etchings. And very fitting for the cabin. My favorite would be the deer. Quite a talent.

Muffy's Marks said...

Love the woodburning. The moose is my favorite. They all give it the cozy, upnorth feeling, which I love.

Fred Alton said...

Dear LORD,it just ain't fair!
So much talent in one person and others of us (namely me) got almost none. You, "Bless your Heart", are very gifted. And also endowed with wisdom seen in the fact that you know when to wait about going to the cabin! ☺ ☺ ☺

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a gorgeous way to add character to that space! And the moose is darling, but the chickadee! Really great work--do you ever do boards and other pieces at your house?

TexWisGirl said...

they're really wonderful! very nice!

jack69 said...

Now you done it. Fred will be burning his cabin down decorating. LOL
We were fortunate to see this work first hand. It is beautiful, you didn't say then how quickly you don the work. I would have thought a day per window.
That was one HOT pencil!!!

You guys have put so much work there, and it is beautiful. Hope the hunters have a great harvest...
Love from Yemassee, SC

Cicero Sings said...

Ach - patience - not an easy thing for any of us to learn !

Wow, for a first go at wood burning etching - those are greeaaat!

Cher' Shots said...

Gosh, haven't seen them in person in an awful long time. It's fun wood burning ... my work is usually done on birdhouse we build. Have even sold a few that found homes in Tenn.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
'love & hugs from afar'

Dee said...

Hi, It put a smile in my heart to find you as a new follower and to find you also like to wander the back roads like me. I am truly enjoying your and will follow you back :)

Dee said...

Hi, It put a smile in my heart to find you as a new follower and to find you also like to wander the back roads like me. I am truly enjoying your and will follow you back :)

Dee said...

Not sure why it is double posting and that the word blog disappeared...:-/

Dee said...

Not sure why it is double posting and that the word blog disappeared...:-/

Chatty Crone said...

Another very talented blogger! Those were so cool. Hope your back is better. sandie

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

They are so beautiful - and what a sweet way to decorate your cabin. You're very talented and to have done them so quickly too. Thank you for showing us, they're quite heartwarming actually :D)