Guitar With Cajun woodburn

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Project by DanaA1972 posted 10-31-2013 08:48 PM 3344 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my fiance’ guitar. It was well worn on the paint. He decided he wanted it woodburned. Then he decided he wanted a cajun theme. So I started by drawing and burning the alligator. And each time he decided what he wanted next I would draw and woodburn it. Then I knew I had to come up with something for the background. That is how the net and nails came about.

-- Dana

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 08:53 PM

It may seem like an odd statement, but your work seems to carry a richness of tradition that you have to live. I really like your work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 08:56 PM

Thank you so much. I am cajun French and Native American and yes thank you I do honor them both :)

-- Dana

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-31-2013 09:02 PM

Very cool!!!!!!!! Neat designs all over that guitar. I like the net and nails. It fits so well!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Earl

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 09:02 PM

I totally agree you get into the depth of the art and you seem to bring out the soul of the piece.

-- Jim Earl

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#5 posted 10-31-2013 09:12 PM

Thank you Jim and Jim :) .... I really had thought I ran into a roadblock and we did alot of thinking and it just came to me to make it look like it was nailed and let me tell you once I started drawing the net and trying to make it look real I goofed many times so that is when I decided to make it look like it had got caught up on existing nails… so it worked out in the long run …. and I was relieved as this was something new for me all together…. I had never drawn any of these before this… he really challenged me for sure lol…

-- Dana

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#6 posted 10-31-2013 09:38 PM

Well done, you have truly captured the Cajun way of life on this guitar! Like the guitar says, “Let the Good Time Roll! Are you a relocated Louisiana native?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 10-31-2013 10:47 PM

You have done well capturing the “bon temps” of the Cajun culture. BTW, I am from Lafayette, LA, so I get to live this rich culture EVERY day! Born and raised in south Louisiana and have lived here all my life.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#8 posted 11-01-2013 01:08 PM

Thank you Cajunpen and Don Broussard…. My family are of Cajun French and Native … My father’s family spoke it fluently and in fact don’t know exactly how old he was before he learned English lol. I myself lived in Southeast Texas all my life until last year. My fiance’ and I will be moving around Lafayette or Lake Charles around beginning of year. You can take me from the south…. But never take the south out of me. I can’t wait to get my hands on some spicy crawfish!!!!!!!! :D That is just one of the many things I miss! Southern hospitality :)
Let the Good Times Roll my friends :)

-- Dana

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#9 posted 02-22-2017 10:32 PM

The snapping turtle is my favorite. Nicely done.

-- Ted

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