Custom Cutting Board
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Custom Cutting Board – Raffle Winner

I belong to several local Chambers of Commerce, including the Forest Grove, Oregon Chamber. They had an annual Chamber dinner, at which they conducted a raffle. I offered to supply a $49 retail value, custom-laser-engraved bamboo cutting board to one of the raffle winners. This board is the piece I created for a co-chamber member who represented Waste Management NW. He created this custom design, which I burned onto a 17″W x 12″H bamboo cutting…

Kaylee Unicorn
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Two Little Girl Jewelry Boxes

I was contacted by a local guy who was making two essentially identical boxes that he was going to turn into jewelry boxes as gifts for his girlfriend’s two daughters. He knew the images he wanted to use and the font style. So, I just had to put those together in a pleasing layout. He is a woodworker himself, so brought these to me as solid blocks of wood that he planned to finish and…

Severus Snape
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Severus Snape Portrait

Snape is my favorite character from the Harry Potter series. I guess I must have a soft place in my heart for the supposed “villian”…at least in some stories. Throughout almost the entire Harry Potter saga we are led to believe that Severus is someone to be feared. That he is a “bad guy” and out to get Harry and his friends. But in the end we discover that he is really the ultimate good…

Dumbledore - Progress
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Albus Dumbledore Portrait

Professor Dumbledore from the Harry Potter movies. He’s still not completely finished…I need to get back to him. All that hair…lol! I’ll post another photo when he’s done. Visit www.portlandpyrography.com to view more of my pyrography work or to order your own custom piece.

Harry Potter - Finished
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Harry Potter Portrait

UPDATED: 3/20/2019 – I’ve added the finished piece. Of course, as an artist I’m never really sure when a work is really DONE. You can always add a little more shading here…a little more smoothing there. I’m sure I’ll probably continue to made subtle changes. But he is essentially done now and hanging on my office wall… Can you guess which character is NEXT in my series??? — I’ve been having a yearning to play…

Beef and Vegetables
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My Diet Struggle – Keto-Carnivore or Vegan?

I’m sitting here in pain. Abdominal pain. It started late yesterday afternoon and it’s now 8:05 the next morning. It kept me awake most of the night. It’s a digestive thing. Nothing too serious…I can just tell. You know…the kind you feel after eating too many beans? Ya, that kind. But intense. It comes in waves, so it’s not constant. But a new cramp comes on every few minutes and it makes me writhe and…

Tracy - 8-24-2017
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My History With Network Marketing (MLM)

I remember first hearing about home-based businesses when I was a child…probably around age 8 or 10. I baby sat for someone who was a Jafra rep…though I didn’t know what that meant. Just that she had some special skincare products in he bathroom with royal bee honey in them…that part really stuck with me. Because I thought it was strange that there would be face cream with special jelly that apparently came from queen…

Brad Pitt - Duo
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Playing with the Laser Engraver

They said it was just like using a printer. And it kind of is… A REALLY COMPLICATED PRINTER ON STEROIDS! A printer with lots of diverse settings that have to be adjusted for power and speed and resolution and dithering effect, and, and, and… Not just that…those things (and more) have to be re-calibrated for each different type of material you are “printing” onto. For example; the settings you might use to achieve the perfect…

McLeod Mountain Cabin Plaque
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Rustic Plaque for Mountain Cabin

I was recently contacted by a gentleman from Wilsonville, OR who wanted a hand-burned, rustic plaque as a gift for his dear friend to hang on the wall in his mountain cabin. He wasn’t sure what font he wanted or whether to include any graphics or not, but he definitely knew he wanted his friend’s last name and the latitude and longitude coordinates for the cabin. With that information and knowing he was going for…

First Time Applying SeneGence Makeup - Full Face
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First Time Applying Senegence Makeup – Full-Face

Trying on SeneGence cosmetics for the very first time. I share my thoughts on each product as I apply it.