Wednesday, 16 February 2011

toadstools

poisonous

Yes, I’ve been at it again and I’m still lost in the woods but with the mushrooms this time. I enjoyed trying out some more pen and ink type hatching on this woodburning. Although I wish that I’d made the toadstool a bit more jaunty looking. Maybe I’ll do another one. I’ve been using Danish oil on the previous woodburnings to finish them off although I’d like a more environmentally friendly oil finish if there is one. Any ideas?

poisonous toadstool 3

poisonous toadstool 2

If I’m not burning bits of wood with my pyrography machine or out walking Floss I’m to be found curled up somewhere with my new kindle, a present from Mr P. I downloaded Jane Eyre as my first book to read, never read it before and really loving it. Although it seems paradoxical to be reading a book written in the 19th century on an electronic device and I am feeling a bit sentimentally lost without the feel of paper and the smell of a real book, I also love the fact that I never lose my page, my arm never aches and it’s just so easy to turn the page or look up a word that I don’t understand, I can read in bed without waking Mr P up too. I’ve always been a bit of a night owl. Also, I love the random pictures of authors which appear when you turn the device off. Has anyone else got one?

Right, must go and walk Floss in the forest before it goes dark. Bye for now.

9 comments:

Vintage Squirrel said...

You are having a lot of fun doing these, aren't you? Love the toadstool and have been thinking about an alternative to Danish oil. What about using a beeswax from a local beekeeper? It would contain no harmful substances, seal the wood, give it a soft sheen and the wax is colourless.

Lesley said...

That's a really lovely idea, why didn't I think of that?! Would be perfect! I will have to look into it. Thanks Katie! :-)

Magic Bean said...

That Squirrel is a mine of good ideas... The smell would be good too.
Hope floss got a decent daylight walk! Ax

Sam said...

Someone is craving the springtime outdoors tho with all the wood-y themes? ;) I can't wait either! It is pouring with rain here today but I must say I am so tempted to don all my wet gear and just run around in the rain for a bit! Would you be able to use sesame oil for your woody creations? That would be a lovely smell too :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is lovely,

jim-brecht said...

Jane Eyre has always been a favorite! The movie is also awesome..the most Handsome Orson Welles!!
I love this Toadstool! Maybe too, one with a fairy theme (Who is not poisonous)..maybe a Hedgehog or a bird (You do wonderful birds) or some critter who might live under or inside such a toadstool.

Lesley said...

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.

caravanartist said...

Love the toadstool and the way you've written "poisonous" looks quite sinister! Will there an "edible" version?

Lesley said...

Maybe! I like that idea, thanks.