My journey through various types of crafting. I am ever seeking new ideas as well as feedback to improve myself.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Time to start this blog properly!
I'm going to start this with the kind of craft work I like doing. I love to work with my hands mostly, even though I work in an office at the present. Give me a piece of wood to play with and a very,very long time can pass before I lift my head from it!
I do mostly pyrography work, but I do delve from time to time in carvings, as can be seen on my website: www.hernescraftes.com. I also work in antler and bone, preferably pieces that have been shed naturally or found outdoor.
I'm not sure I can truly explain it, but it feels like I am in another world once I focus on a project I work on... Nothing else seems important...ok I'm lying... food is necessary and so is drinking fluids. And the effect is enhanced when I listen to some music while working.
Right now I am working on a box with a beautiful design I will post here once I have completed it. The project has so many different shades in it I have to keep changing the area I work on so I don't do too much of one color/shade at once! It is a very nice challenge, one I love taking with more ambitious projects all the time. Perfection comes with practice, right? *big grin*
An extremely good friend of mine lent me his pyrography machine so I could finish a few projects faster then usual; up until now, I was using a soldering iron-like pen to do all the work you see on my website... yes, I know... I have LOADS of patience to have done those thing that way! Just look at my current profile picture for an example =).