Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Present to Myself.


I've always wanted a pyrography tool with which to decorate wood projects - so this year I bought one for myself. So far I haven't had an awful lot of time to use it so the man of the house turned this platter for me and I made an effort. I confess I copied the flower design from a china plate in my cupboard, and the floral edging is the kind of thing I doodle when I'm on the telephone with a pen in my hand. Have you notice that people doodle the same sort of thing all the time. Some do crossed lines that wind up looking like the Union Jack, another I know draws little gallows with hanging stick men (macabre or what, is therapy indicated?). Mum used to do stars, and moustaches on any magazine photo that happened to get in her way, but I draw flowers and curved lines which become embelished with leaves. The doodles can come in handy sometimes when I want to use them for embroidery.
Anyway, how did I get on to the subject of doodles. Here is my plate. I gave it to our daughter thinking she could use it for cake, but she has put it on her wall for a decoration. Since it's hardly the kind of thing you can put in a dishwasher, that seems a logical thing to do with it.
Newsletter week this week so I'd better get to it. Bye for now until next time.

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Can't wait to see what's next.

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  2. Gee wiz, is there anything you 2 cannot do. Crikey your both so clever, Im jealous lol

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  3. Not ready I'm still deciding - a box perhaps.

    Donz, I can't tatt & I'm extremely untidy. Thanks for the ego boost.

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  4. I think you both just created a lovely family heirloom. It's true about the doodles, mine are always triangle or spirals*!*

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  5. Annie, I wonder if our doodles reveal anything about us.

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  6. Looks great. I am constantly doodling spirals, leaves and circles. Never any straight lines. I'd never thought much about it before but it is interesting. It must reveal something...

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  7. Meagan, maybe we're unwittingly revealing our secret inner selves. Oo-er.

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  8. Thanks for visiting my blog I love to read other blogs I have add you'res to mine so I can come visit. I doodl in lines and circles.
    Thanks Beck

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  9. Welcome Beck. It's nice to meet you.

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  10. You know what, you can paint and sketch, I bet you could even tattoo if you tried lol. They are getting $160.00 an hr now. Bet you could ha ha

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  11. You beat me to it. I got a pyro tool when it was on special with the intention of doing fantastic things and it is still in the box. I would love to see what kind of set you got and maybe some tips now that you are far more skilled at it than I am. I have never thought about my doodles but for one time when I was a student and an older women in her 30s used to give me extra special attention in the caravan park where I was staying. I enjoyed this because I was 500klm away from home studying agriculture in a country TAFE and was all alone. She kept one of my doodles exclaiming it was the most amazing one she had ever seen. Well for many reasons I stopped going to visit this woman because she gave me the heebie geebies and I was right to do so because as I got off the school bus one day she chased me yelling " I know you stole your doodle, that was my doodle, give me back my doodle followed by a long stream of obscenities a 17 yr old would blush at......."
    I changed caravan parks very quickly after that

    I hope I never meet anyone again who takes doodling so seriously again haha.

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  12. Wow!. That's scary Melanie. Nope I don't take it seriously at all.

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