It’s also called wood burning, but I prefer to feel like an 8-year old Drew Barrymore or these guys (question – do you think this guy is balding and that’s why he cut his hair like this? Otherwise…dumb). ANYWAY…I finally broke down and bought a pyrography pen (you should hear me pronouncing that word out loud – I sound a little special). Why did I buy a pyrography pen? Because….duh. More specifically, I can make some super cool things. One thing is already in the works, but it’s under wraps for a bit. But besides whatever the secret project I’m making is, you can do all sorts of really cool stuff. Here’s a sampling of what I’m talking about:
Leather cuffs. Pyrography – not just for wood anymore. And you know what I also bought? A leather punch. That’s right, folks!! I can totally make these. As soon as I obtain some artistic ability. And paint?
Wood burned spoons. So pretty! How fancy would you feel stirring your [whatever you stir a lot of; I don't cook much]?! And this looks like it might be a pretty good beginner project (I say as the person who hasn’t even cracked open the packaging of her pyrography pen) because a) straight lines and dots, and b) wooden spoons are very cheap at Ikea which means I can make lots of mistakes. In fact…maybe it’s the reason for another Ikea trip!!
Rings. You’re going to notice that several of these projects are from the same blog (if you take the time to actual click the link). She has OTHER ideas/tutorials as well. Per usual, the artistic/creative people irritate me. And I want those huge rings!!
Cutting board. I’ll be honest. The little leafy designs are what got me here. Do I want a cutting board that says “Joy?” No. Mine would say something like “Cut Me.” It makes sense while also displaying my overall feelings on life. (Sorry, I’ve been listening to a lot of Morrissey lately.)
Candle holders. Aren’t these so adorable? How cute would this be as a wedding centerpiece in one of those barn weddings? Or just sitting on my dining room table?! Mine would say R + T 4-evah.
Boxes. Another project by Alisa Burke. I mean, she does this freehand. I couldn’t even conceptualize how to begin this. I actually might try so that I can laugh. And then end up burning myself. Obvs.
Straight up art. So…one day I’ll be able to do this, right? I was going to joke and say that it was the deck off my gorgeous home, but then I realized that it’s in a bamboo forest which don’t really exist here. But I’m going to be honest and say that it was hard to find an amazing artistic picture that wasn’t involving Westeros, Lord of the Rings, or giant animals. But isn’t it amazing? I mean, all with just a pyrography pen!
So, last night I decided I was going to start practicing. But then I remembered that Gilmore Girls is on Netflix, so I binged (some more) on that. Where you lead… Side note – Dean really bugs me. I can’t wait until Logan comes on the scene!!