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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gourd Skully Mask

I had prepared this gourd for painting ages ago and just happened to see it sitting in a box today and I already had the paints out so I started painting it for Day of the Dead. Next I want to put an eyepatch over the other eye, where the natural markings already resemble a scarred eye socket.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Woodburning on Gourds

Once again I'm itching to do some gourd pyrography. I need to clean off my drawing table because I need a flat and secure surface for the wood burning tools. Can't have things sliding off when they are hot on the end. If you ever do woodburning you always have to be mindful of where the hot tips are. My burner has 2 tips that are hot at the same time. And I have cats so I always have to keep an eye on them too. If you have children underfoot be especially careful as they often grab without thinking.