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Pyrography for Fun and Profit Book Now Available

People have been asking me about training them in my pyrography process for years now. And while I’ve conducted in-person classes, I have felt for a long time that writing an instruction manual would be a great way to share this unusual art form with others. SO, I DID IT! I wrote and published my […]

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Burning Young Marilyn Monroe

Recently, a friend posted a photo of Young Marilyn Monroe on their Facebook feed that I had never seen before. I loved the sweetness and subtle colorations in this photo, so commented that it inspired me to want to burn it. And another friend, seeing my comment, contacted me privately about hiring me to burn […]

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Siblings Portrait

My daughter, her husband, and their kids recently made a trip to the east coast to visit his family, something they haven’t done for several years now. It was an awesome experience for all of them, reconnecting with parents, brothers and sisters. And for the kids, it was awesome meeting and reconnecting with their cousins. […]

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Sunglasses Man Portrait

I wanted to burn something special for my son-in-law for his upcoming birthday. He and my daughter have been married for several years now, and while I burned a customized cutting board for him a few years ago, featuring his favorite football team; The Philadelphia Eagles, I have never burned his portrait. So, I decided […]

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Adopted Family Portrait

This wonderful family portrait is the second project I have worked on for one of my fantastic clients. I was thrilled and honored to work on another piece for him. This time the burning was to be a commemorative portrait of their beautiful family. This gift is from four siblings to their adoptive father. They […]

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Lady’s Leather Wallet – Grandma Remembrance Portrait

This wallet was quite a project! A man contacted me wanting a really special gift for his wife on Christmas morning. She had been very close to her grandmother, who passed away a year ago, so he thought a hand-burned portrait on a leather checkbook cover or wallet would be just the thing! He texted […]

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Thrift Gift Wooden Box

This wooden box was a Christmas gift client project I worked on during the month of November. This is for a teen sister team who have started their own, thriving small thrift-store business and mom and dad wanted to surprise them with a customer drop-box for items. This is the lid of a darling wooden […]

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Washington Grade School Memorial Bench

Rick Hobart, Mayor of Vernonia, Oregon, contacted me about creating a memorial bench. This special piece commemorates Washington Grade School, which was destroyed by two floods.  The building was demolished and then rebuilt. Rick’s wife, Linda, was a teacher in this historical building for 17 years. We couldn’t find many good quality photos of the […]

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How I Burn A Vikings Picture

Latest “just for fun” project I’m working on: Vikings. Vikings won by popular vote on my Portland Pyrography Facebook page when I asked which series I should burn a piece for next. I should actually do this on better wood… but when a girl feels the yearn to burn… you go with what you’ve got […]

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