About the Wood Burning Artist
>> a.k.a. pyrography artist <<
It took me 5 years...
...before I decided to take wood burning seriously (well, kind of seriously). That's when I started a little Etsy shop selling wood burned custom name spoons. But I wasn't satisfied. Burning text is nice but art is my passion.
Over and over, my friends and family encouraged me to sell bigger art pieces. "Your art is legit, Jannie!" But I didn't really believe I could. Then...
I took a dare.
Another 2 years later - my sister said, "I dare you. I just dare to draw something real. And do it on something waaaay bigger than a wood spoon."
A good dare. I couldn't resist. Challenge Accepted!
I burned a 3 foot single stem peony, which still proudly hangs in my living room. You can see it on my Instagram feed.
Now I'm hooked, and I get to wood burn "real" art on a regular basis.
"How's the business Jannie?"
Let me just say - holy cow, what a ride!!!
There have been late nights and a learning curve that rivals Mount Everest. But this has been the most satisfying career move I've ever made.
I still feel genuinely delighted and humbled every time I'm commissioned to capture a magical moment, memorialize a loved one, or draw a new baby's perfect little face.
And yes, I still do a happy dance with every single sale.
Love a good shock factor?
Oh. Me too.
Pyrography is the art of burning... and not just on wood. If it burns, I'm going to find out! Follow me on YouTube to see all my crazy burned art experiments.
There's nothing more satisfying than seeing my customer's delight over a piece of art I made for them.
What is Pyrography?
Sooo more than just burning wood. Check out my video answering "what is pyrography" plus showcasing the crazy different forms of pyrography art!