Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Burning Creative

As many of you know, I've recently taken up the craft of wood burning and have been enjoying it very much. My very first project was the "Kantola Family" wooden sign shown behind us in our family picture on this blog's banner. It was a surprise for Jason while he was in Kuwait. The wood is very special to our family as Jason had salvaged it from the old barn his grandfather Alvin Kantola built when he was homesteading in Donnelly, Idaho. It's a beautiful piece of barn wood.

I later made another sign, this time reading "Nunn Family" for my brother Paul after he had admired our family sign. Paul's sign then later led to my pastor's wife inquiring if I would be interested in making another sign or two for personalized wedding presents. And so began my very first non-family project.

I hope to begin adding a little more decoration to my repertoire - perhaps wheat sheaves or decorative borders. We'll see what comes out.

I've really enjoyed this new creative challenge and hope this is the start of many more projects to come!


Jamie said...

They are beautiful. Great work. How neat that yours is something that is so meaningful to your family. I love pieces like that with a story.

Amy said...

Jessica- That is so great!! I think you've found your "nitch". I can't wait to see more :)

The Hotrum Family said...

I so badly want one!!!! You should start selling them! How much????

Staci said...

They look great! I didn't know you made the one in your picture too! So cool!

Karen said...

I love the signs. They look so original and I can't believe that you made them at home.