“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Burnt Symbols

My latest pyroengraved Art Card has been completed!

I started out with a simple Celtic design without any insight as to where I wanted to go from there. I may be burning the edges all around this card to give it a more finished look. Other than that, it is done. :) The entire design on this card has been done by pyroengraving onto 140lb. watercolor paper.

Many beautiful sepia tones can be achieved by burning on paper...the additional use of hatch marks, cross-hatch, and stippling can really add a lot more visual interest and depth to the work. As you probably have already figured out, burning is also a very unforgiving medium. Once you burn a mark onto your paper, it is there forever. :)

The time is 10:57 a.m. and it is already 81 degrees. They are calling for temps in the 90s today.

You may be wondering why I talk about our temps so often and weather in general. The area where I live usually is never this hot and we usually never have terrible storms that spout tornadoes. It seems that ever since 1991 (a summer where we saw many tornadoes) our weather has been changing drastically.

Our growing season usually was from end of May until September. Some years we still had snow on the ground near the end of May. Most years, we would get frost warnings in June. One year, when I was in grade school, we got snow on July 4th. Our supposedly normal temps for June were between mid 60's and upper 70's. Our winters lately have really been lacking in snowfall and this past winter we had hardly any snow at all. Our lack of snowfall can have terrible effects on the following summer months.

On the agenda for today is a new art card done with a medium I haven't used in awhile. That's all I am going to say on that, it's a surprise! :)

Oh and a leeeeetle reminder for all of you paranormal fans: It's Wednesday and that means Ghost Hunters is on tonight!

Have a creative day!


Dr.John June 13, 2007 at 7:48 PM  

If I tried that I would burn up the paper.
Your right it is warmer.

MaryAnn June 13, 2007 at 9:11 PM  

Yes the climate changes are quite dramatic here as well. Icy, wet winters not snow and scorching hot summers. I gotta agree with Dr. John. I would have to have a fire extinguisher handy if working with pyrography.

Nina Kuriloff July 4, 2007 at 11:56 AM  

It's a very lovely art card!


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