"I began doing wood burning after retiring from a teaching career in 2006. I have done some wood carving in earlier years, but find satisfaction in pyrography because of the distinct tracery in many of my designs.
Some designs and all embellishments and shading are inspired by me, but many of the basic designs from copyright free sources. Most of the colors are acrylic paints, but a few are from colored pencils or enamel paint. Except for a few commercial frames, I have constructed them out of cedar, black walnut or pine.
My dream, should my hand hold steady and my sight not fail, is to do some work that represents the Spokane area and to expand more in the direction of oriental design. I would also like to help others learn the techniques in pyrography."