Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tool or Toy?

I've found a new toy! Oh, alright. I bought a new toy. I bought a wood burning tool! And it rocks!

Straight away when I got it home, I began burning things. How much fun is that, bringing a tool home and burning things with it immediately? Much fun. I started with a rolling pin, then realized that starting out with wood and a curved surface was the ultimate in foolishness. Better to start by practicing on cork. I'd show you my practice piece, but it's the artwork for a gift for someone who reads here.

What I CAN show you is the gift I've already given to a different friend! Check it out:


Cool, huh? Here they are one at a time - Pig:


Pig Will:


And Pig Won't:


I'm sure at least half of you recognize Richard Scarry's illustrations. I squishy heart Richard Scarry and always have. He rocks.

So does my wood burning toy! I mean, tool. Heh.

Until I write again ...

Flea

P.S. And my friend loved the coasters, BTW. She collects pigs.

10 comments:

Jeni said...

Hey girlie! These look great!! Did you do these freestyle or did you trace it first? I've been wanting to get A.J. one of these for years!

Scribbit said...

You have some serious wood burning skills! They turned out so sweet.

Leenie said...

Your new creations are great! I think the words "tool" and "toy" are interchangeable. Just don't let the guys know we understand this concept.

Richard Scary is a great artist. We have many of his books in our library. My favorite is his illustrated dictionary. We always have to look for Lowly Worm.

judi said...

Next? Flea burns a basket?

I use to burn stuff to but they threatened me with grownup grounding.

Glad you like this "tooling" around, keeps you busy and out of trouble .... maybe. :O)

Mental P Mama said...

I smell an etsy shop.....

Kaylen said...

Wow, those really did turn out well!! They look very professional!! Great job.
I love new toys like that!

Daryl said...

So do you burn dish towels and/or aprons?

Did you burn the dish towel and/or apron you haven't sent me yet?

Am I always this much of a nag?

Yes.

Snooty Primadona said...

My kids just loved Richard Scarry, as did I. However, my heart still belongs to Shel Silverstein...

And, I'm still looking for that blasted book. Someday I might find it...

CanadianMama said...

I LOVE that you tried to burn your rolling pin first LOL! I bet you are really fun to live with Flea!!

Ellyn said...

I love love love Richard Scarry. We read The First Biggest Book Ever (I think that's what it's called) all the time. There is just so much in there to look at. Coasters=awesome.