Sunday, 27 December 2009


Some believe pyrography should not have colour added, others use colour - me I've no qualms about it. So I gave the Waterhorses a little wash. The photo on the left is one of a pair I'm working on. A fantasy bird (peacock) from Pictish/Keltic mythology. Still more than a little work to do there but they're getting there. These I will paint in an effort to bring out the design.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

kelpies, water horses

The two photos here are representations of the mythological beastie from our Pictish history. A monstor of great strength and both fish and animal. These old Picts must have been on the booze a bit!

The photo on the left is of a carving on a stone near here at Aberlemno. The rights side is a burning I copied.

Friday, 18 December 2009

My goddaughter

Her names Brandii, her line name I can n't remember. However I picked as a 6 week old for a friend of mine, Bob Hannah. He wanted a long haired bitch with a steady nature. fortunately for me I picked well. What I did n't allow for was training her by phone. First time I've tried that way. However it seems to be working. Every couple of months I go north an hour and see her and up till now she's doing well. This has been Bob's dream for many years but he's waited till he retired and could give the time needed for the breed.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

bookmarks pyro

I've been burning a few of these over the last week. The reson I've always copied my celtic knots and decided to try drawing them from scratch. Mmmm not so easy, the difficult part is trying to keep the ribbons the same width through out. However an interesting approach.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Oh deer

I'll do better than that Allan here's one before its finished. Your right without stretching we can n't progress. If the truth be known I'm just "A Grumpy Aul Man".

Friday, 11 December 2009

Why do I do this. groan

I started carving when I was 67 years old. Now its not a hobby thats easy to learn. Still three years later I take on caving patterns that are, well intricate. I did it with "whale spoon" in the summer, the bloody thing had me in desperation. Now I've don it again with a "deer spoon", once is a mistake twice is a no no. I'll post a photo up tomorrow.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Burnt spoon

I bought, yes bought a blank, oh the pain of paying for it, of limewood.
Decided to pyrograph it and this was the outcome.

Friday, 4 December 2009

spoon and board

The spoon is a couple ideas I put together. A thistle at the top not a pineapple.

I've afriend Paul who is in the advanced stages of a muscle wasting illness. He collects key fobs as his collection is growing he needs another board, I've burned this for his Xmas.