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Project by Patti Zongker posted 05-18-2014 04:42 PM 1623 views 5 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 4th wood burning project that I have just completed. Using a photograph I transferred the image onto a piece of basswood 15-in. x 25-in. What inspired me to choose this particular image was the complexity of the details and the beauty it shows of the past. I have always loved the old pictures of the days gone by it sure was a pleasure to burn. I added some color to this using a water color pencil which works really well.

This burning has been accepted to be in the next issue of Pyrography Magazine and I am really excited…

Thank you Dennis for your all your advice while burning and taking these photos you are a great inspiration to me. I also want to thank Dennis’ son Eric for applying the finish.

Thank you for looking!

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#1 posted 05-18-2014 05:29 PM

Very beautiful work! I can see why the magazine selected it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 05-18-2014 05:35 PM

Patti, That is very nice work, and the red really “pops” Well done Patti!

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#3 posted 05-18-2014 06:00 PM

Beautiful work! Your very selective use of color is quite effective. Thanks for posting as I always enjoy seeing your pyrography.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 05-18-2014 06:10 PM

To my Wife Patti, nick name “Little Bit” you did an excellent job on this burning!!! I’m very proud of your new talent and all the hard work that goes into making a masterpiece Burning like this one!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 05-18-2014 06:16 PM


A great job, and congratulations on having it in print.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 05-18-2014 06:39 PM

Outstanding work Patti and a great subject too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Patti Zongker

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#7 posted 05-18-2014 07:51 PM

Thank you everyone :) for your kind words..

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#8 posted 05-18-2014 07:55 PM

Very nice Patti, another excellent piece of wood burning, nice subject and I like just that little bit of colour on those two wheels…Great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 05-18-2014 08:13 PM

Really nice work. The dash of color is a great touch. And congratulations on getting published!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Patti Zongker

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#10 posted 05-18-2014 09:52 PM

Thank you Dave and Roger…

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#11 posted 05-19-2014 03:13 AM

WOW! Awesome project, awesome skill, awesome subject. Very cool. I love the red wheels: They create a lot of depth in the picture.

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#12 posted 05-19-2014 03:38 AM

Excellent! Looks really good, Patti!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#13 posted 05-19-2014 05:36 AM

Nice work Patti. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. :)

-- There are three types of people in this world... those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.

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#14 posted 05-19-2014 06:22 AM

Well done Patti.
The burning reminds me of an old sepia toned photo and the bit of colour pops it nicely.
Keep them coming

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#15 posted 05-19-2014 10:01 AM

Amaizing art.Outstanding details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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