Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pyrography of "Ms Holly" - January 7, 2016

Pyrography of "Ms Holly" - January 7, 2016

A friend of mine contacted me after her daughter's pet Rabbit passed from this life to the Great Carrot Patch.  The bunny's name was Holly.


So the following are two photos of my rendition of Ms Holly in Pyrography.

Enjoy;

Murray Lincoln



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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Pyrography of Dogs - January 2, 2016


Pyrography of Dogs - January 2, 2016

Dog Number 1 is Riley.  Riley is a German Shepherd. He was captured on a Cell Phone camera but had some light issues with the sun penetrating the photo.  It was given as a Christmas present.

Dog Number 2 is Sherman - who is a cross between a Jack Russel and a Beagle - but he thinks like a Jack Russel.  Again the image was captured on a Cell Phone but with better lighting.

Enjoy;

Murray Lincoln

Here are the photos of my Pyrography of Dogs







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Pyrography on a Duck - January 2, 2016

Pyrography on a Duck - January 2, 2016

The Duck likely came from China. It is carved from Mahogany and had a minimal paint job of feathers.  Nope... not an expensive Decoy - carved by a Master Carver.  Just an old duck that needed pepping up.

I removed the feather paintings on this back and sides.  Then I began the design drawing on the duck. Instead of decorating the flowers I filled in the background with the flat burning tool.  Care was given to the evenness of the burn over all.

Enjoy;

Murray Lincoln

Here are the photos of my Pyrography duck







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The Cremation Box - "an Urn" designed for my Mom - Marion Nellie Lincoln

The Cremation Box - "an Urn" designed for my Mom - Marion Nellie Lincoln - January 2, 2016

The past few months have been full to say the least.  Preparation for Christmas was added to the difficult time with my Mom passing away on November 14, 2014.  Truly an mixture of deep feelings with great happiness.

Mom, known also as Marion Nellie Lincoln, was 94 years, 9 months and 14 days old when she left for the "Forever Cruise" with my Dad and all her loved ones that have gone on in years before.  Bon Voyage Mom.

One of the special things that I did for my Mom was to create a Cremation Box - or as other know it an Urn for her ashes.

Here are the photos of the Box. Mom loved Gardens, Flowers and Butterflies - so that is what I gave her with the design on the box.  Below are the photos of my creation.

Enjoy;

Murray Lincoln





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Sunday, November 1, 2015

My New Zombie Carvings - Zombie Parts - November 1, 2015

My New Zombie Carvings - Zombie Parts - November 1, 2015

Each week I locate myself at a local downtown Mall - the Peterborough Square - in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada(north East of Toronto).  That happens on Wednesday from 10 AM to 4 PM.  During that time I meet many customers for my wood carving business.  Some are old customers. Some are New Potential Customers who are looking for a unique gift of some kind.

Traditionally Wood Carvers are known for their ability to carve some form of Wild Life. Critters like Ducks or Bears are very popular for a certain kind of customer. However, not everyone is interested in Wild Life.  After they have purchased one Duck or Bear, they do not need or want a second one.

Over these past years I have discovered that Fairies and Fairy Houses are very popular as well.  A certain kind of customer that has an interest on Fairies - will want Fairies.  But these people are not interested in Ducks or Bears - or Wild Life of any kind.

Then there are the Cat Lovers and Dog Lovers - and Pet Lovers of all kind - who do not want Wild Life or Fairies.

You can see that trying to offer as many kinds of carvings as there are Interests - is nearly impossible.  When asked if I do an "unusual kind" - something new or weird or different from the normal world - it is easier to answer when asked one of these questions - "Nope.  I only do "Ducks" or "Wild Life" or whatever.

Most carvers answer that way.  What they offer is what you should be interested in. Plain and Simple they are the center of the Universe - not the customer!

WELL..... not long ago I had a really weird question asked of me.  Are you ready for the question?  Here is is....
"Do you carve Zombies or Zombie stuff?"

Whoa!  Hadn't been asked that one before.  But it was asked a few times after that.

It seems that the present population is interested in the walking dead... scary people... spooky sights and sounds with weird stuff mixed in!!!

But what kind of Zombie Stuff do they want?  Gaging from customer and their apparent income level - mid to late 20s - the 30 somethings and some teenagers - larger carvings of a full zombie may not be something they would want. However something small that they could either wear of have on their desk at work - might just be the kind of thing they want.

So I started carvings Zombie stuff - and Zombie Parts.  You will see the initial group in the photos below.

Judging from the initial reactions I have connected to another group that is totally different from the other folks. They may be children or grandchildren or Wild Life lovers, Cat Lovers and Dog Lovers.  Who knows?!  But they love weird stuff.

Guess what?  You cannot carve a Bad Zombie part. The more "bad" they are the more they love them. As long as it looks like something that came from a Zombie - or off a Zombie - you have a winner.

Enough typed in words. Here are the photos that you can view better the Zombie Parts.

These will be posted to "Pinterest" as well as my Facebook Page for Misty Hollow Carving at www.facebook.com/mistyhollowcarving/

Enjoy - or be grossed out - either way I have succeeded. ;-)
























One more item - that is new to me - and maybe the even the weird world...


Meet "Frank N Stein" - a cool green necklace pendant ...
(In front of my Harry Potter styled wands)







Monday, August 3, 2015

Exploding Color - Doodle 66 ) August 3, 2015

Exploding Color - Doodle 66 ) August 3, 2015

Still another completed Doodle - working with Photoshop and its bright colors.

I used a Pattern from my Pinterest Board - "
Doodling and Doodles" this is the result...
Original design from... 
http://www.doverpublications.com/zb/samples/493164/sample7b.htm 
I love the Exploding Color.

Enjoy
Murray Lincoln

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Doodling on the Lazy Days of Summer - 244 Blossoms on a Tree

Doodling on the Lazy Days of Summer - 244 Blossoms on a Tree - August 3, 2015

Just completed a Doodle - or Doodling over the past three warm days.

Sitting down by the Little Lake in the middle of Peterborough, Ontario (Canada), with a cool breeze blowing on hot summer days - there is no better place to be.

There are 244 Blossoms on my imaginary tree... I counted them all after drawing the picture.

Why Doodle and Color?  It is just about the most relaxing thing I could do.  The stress flows out in the breeze and peace sweeps in. The world continues to rush by, but time stops for me. Soothing... peaceful and alone.

Enjoy
Murray Lincoln

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