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Old 05-23-2009, 09:34 AM   #11
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The dove box is my favorite.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:12 PM   #12
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I enjoyed making the first one so much I made another one to go with it.

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This one is my favorite!
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:22 AM   #13
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And that's a reverse painting?!?!?!
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:51 PM   #14
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Yes it is! It was hard to take a photo of these with so many reflections showing up on the glass. I see I have one of my camera lenze in his belly. Ooooops.......
I added the ginger in this painting to go along with the live ginger plant I have in that same room in my home. They smell so good.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:32 PM   #15
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Beautiful work Havalotta! I like both of those. Let me see what I have to post. I'll be back!
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:38 PM   #16
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Here are a couple of pieces. The first is a gourd (of course!) that I drew the design onto, then burned it in. Then I used leather dyes and gilders paste to color. There's another hummer on the other side with daylilies.

The other is a watercolor painting I did from a photo I took at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Alabama. It seemed too dull to me so I went over it with pastels and it looks much brighter and eye catching now.
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:41 PM   #17
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The hummingbird vase is beautiful.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:05 PM   #18
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I have a gourd I did too. Not as pretty as yours though. I did not spent much time doing those but it was fun experimenting with the woodburning tool. I'll take a few photos and get them loaded along with all the other wildflower and willdife photos I did this weekend for future postings.
I liked your combo painting drawing addition also. It is good to try new things!
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:50 PM   #19
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I made an easy one by pressing the woodburner onto the flesh back and forth.

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I wanted this one to look more native so I incorperated feathers.

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I followed around the natural mold markings that make them so unique!
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:02 PM   #20
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The first one is simple and elegant if a gourd can be elegant.
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