The Pyrography Cafe is open

The Pyrography Cafe is open

I am so excited that the virtual pyrography cafe is open. I wanted to create a space where I can spend more time serving you, where you can ask questions, get answers and feedback, and more importantly get community support to grow + learn. When I discovered wood-burning I couldn’t have predicted the path it would lead me onto and over the years I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with it. Not the worst obsession to have I think. And yeah I hear a lot of people compliment my work and have the honor of doing custom and commission work. But I also hear people tell me they are not creative or talented enough and I am just wondering if they’ve even tried it…

Wood-Burning Kit Giveaway

Wood-Burning Kit Giveaway

I’m running a wood-burning Kit Giveaway as I’ll be launching a pyrography subscription box in December and that currently holds a lot of my attention while also gearing up for the holidays season with commissions coming in. I’ve spent the last week working on the new website for the Pyrography Academy and the Pyrography Cafe to get everything set up. There are still some things I am working on – such as adding tutorials that are ready right now and then of course creating new ones – as well as update a few images here and there. I will tell you that pencil drawing doesn’t come easy to me but give me an outline or some line art and I am not intimidated at all….

Goat Earflap Beanie
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Goat Earflap Beanie

This goat earflap beanie is not only fun to make but fun to wear! Kids and adults love to wear them. Not only are they great for Halloween but they can be worn anytime you like! Materials: Hook: H (5.00mm) Medium worsted weight yarn – I use Vanna’s Choice or Impeccable Yarn! Terms: ch: chainst: stitchslst: slip stitchsc: single crochethdc: half double crochetdc: double crochettr: triple crochetsc2tog: sc crochet two stitches together (decrease)( ): repeat around{ }: total number of stitches Instructions: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Round 1: ch 1, 9 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc {9 sc}Round 2: ch 3 (counts as dc from here forward), dc in joining space, (2dc in each sc)…

Review of August
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Review of August

It’s time for a review of August and the focus for the months was: Alternate between Running + Strength Workouts Continue with the 90 Days of Creativity – use it to prep for Halloween Season Release a new course for the Rebels Academy Keep blogging here and over on The Rebels Den Record daily videos for my Channel Keep writing Life Tip To Go Publish My Rebel Goals on Amazon – but you don’t have to wait Prep for a Festival Getaway this month Makes $2500 in Art Sales (you can help my sharing my work!) Set up Profit First for my Business Alternate between Running + Strength Workouts This worked out really well as I was doing the strength exercises in the morning and the running in the afternoon. I am in…

Featured Item: Sugar Skull Guitar Wood Burning
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Featured Item: Sugar Skull Guitar Wood Burning

I am so excited about the sugar skull guitar wood burning but let me start off with that you may not know that music is a big part of my life. When I was younger I had music lessons twice a week and learned how to read and write music and had the ability to play a song just by listening to it. Now I haven’t played in a long time but I am slowly bringing it back into my life. For the last few years, I’ve been going to more concerts and local shows as well as festivals. During one of those times I met a guy who paints on Guitars and I was so lucky to win one of them during Blue Ridge…

156 videos on my YouTube Channel

156 videos on my YouTube Channel

As of today, there are 156 videos on my YouTube Channel and none of them are longer than 10 minutes – most of them are just under 5 minutes. I have 15 subscribers and I am looking forward to getting to a 100. Sometimes this process is slow going and it’s a bit annoying but let’s be honest I started this to challenge myself and not how many subscribers I have. Here’s the thing I noticed that I am more and more comfortable recording content and be visible but I still have a bit of a challenge to do it all “live” – it’s like I can’t be bothered with all that. I am going to work through some of the thoughts and feelings behind…

Coloring reduces stress

Coloring reduces stress

At the height that I experienced the most stress in my life, I began coloring and since then there have been reports that coloring reduces stress. What might have once seemed like a leisure activity for elementary school-aged children has now become one of the hottest trends in terms of stress reduction? Here are some ways that coloring can help reduce stress in your life. 1. Mindfulness If you’ve looked into cures for stress, you’ve likely read about or practiced meditation. In a mindfulness meditation practice, you work to alleviate stress by sitting in quiet solitude, observing your breath. By focusing on your breath, you can reduce the power of thoughts. Similarly, coloring gives you something to focus clearly on. As you bring the colored…

An update on the 90 Days of Creativity
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An update on the 90 Days of Creativity

I thought it would be a good idea to update on the 90-Days of Creativity since it’s gone a bit silent – and when I had the idea, I didn’t calculate in that I am actually traveling for 5 and 6 days twice – so it’s being put on hold until the end of September so that I can find my bearings again. Want to be informed when it’s time to kick it off, then sign up for my newsletter below! I agree to receive email updates and promotions. Sign up This is the challenge of a creative person we get so excited about things and then forget to look at our calendar with other shenanigans that are already booked in. It’s all good though…

Inventory Clearance Sale

Inventory Clearance Sale

I have inventory that needs to find a new home and decided to run an impromptu inventory clearance sale! The walls in my studio are overflowing and I am running out of space to store my art! And I am needing to make space for the new artwork designs I have lined up in the next coming weeks and even months. Will you help me clear out my studio so I can have room for more art I am creating? When you sign up with that link you will get a coupon code that will give you 25% off in my shop right here on this website. I have so many ideas waiting on me to bring them into the world and in order to…

Hexagon Stash Busting Crochet Along #1
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Hexagon Stash Busting Crochet Along #1

It took me a minute to decide what kind of crochet along I wanted to make happen and settled on a Hexagon Stash Busting Project. This will be part of the 90 Days of Creativity I recently kicked off- each hexagon pattern will be posted here of course so you can follow along. It will be available in full inside the Crochet Academy! Hexagon #1 Acrylic Yarn Crochet hook H Ch – ChainSl st – slip stitchsc – single crochet dc – double crochet Ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring. Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 3, 3 dc in ring; repeat from * four more times, join with dc to top of ch-3 (6 chain spaces) – sl st…