Today, I burnt myself. It was the first time I’ve done it while woodburning. I can’t even tell you exactly how it happened. Sometimes, when I’m in a groove, I’ll change out the hot tip for a different one to keep working. Well, I had the hot tip in one hand, being held by pliers, and was trying to get the new tip when I was suddenly aware of a very intense pain in my palm. This is the part I can’t really explain. I was being burnt by the tool but I don’t know how the tool was that close to my hand since I'd put it down. Anyway, when I realized what was happening I threw the hot tip and the pliers in a panic. Then in a flash it occurred to me that there was a very hot piece of metal somewhere in the room possibly burning something or preparing to ignite something else. For a split second I panicked again because I couldn’t find it! I couldn't even begin to imagine what C would say if I burnt the house down over a little burn. Finally it appeared and all was well. So, even though I thought I took great care when changing tips I guess I’m going to have to be even more careful. Oh and don’t worry, the pain was pretty intense but the actual burn is nothing. I was able to carry on and finish my piece. I’m nothing if not a trooper.
I’ve been pretty busy burning the last few days. I have had a few things finished for awhile but I want to save them until closer to the end of summer. They’re Christmas pieces and I want to keep them somewhat fresh for the Christmas season. So, I’ve been trying to come up with some other pieces that I can post on Etsy in the mean time.
|It looks good but like I said in the last post,|
it needed to be larger. I think I'll do some kind of
border...swirls or even peacock feathers.
|The family and I went to the RCMP Musical Ride stables and I got this really cool pic of horse's bums.|