Friday, November 24, 2006

About basswood...

I decided to look up basswood (what I did the wood-burning a couple posts back on) at Wikipedia: I was pleasantly surprised by the connection to Freyja, though her being "the wife of Wodan" is debatable, it's best explained on the the entry on Freyja or rather here on the page about Frigg. Interesting. Howl at ya later!!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Wood burning

I've decided to teach myself woodburning aka pyrography... I don't know , I had a thought it might be a good thing to take up...After practising a little bit with some rune and star designs on some scrap wood I had I decided to go for it and came up with this:

This is a runestone design from the "Viking Designs" book I like to practise from. I decided that might actually be easier then attempting a wolf or person right away....I just sketched it out from the book, left in the runes, I don't know what these spell exactly so please don't ask. The wood is just basswood and for now it's unfinished, I don't think I'll be coloring it since I really like it like this and I have to practise with that first anyway. Also since the piece was small enough, I just placed it in my scanner like you would paper, it actually did'nt look too bad I thought, so I used that image to save me digging out my camera. (for now)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Callisto in color...

Since if I upload it to Blogger it will resize it, here's the link for it at deviantART