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Project by MsDebbieP posted 03-12-2007 02:50 PM 1721 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On the weekend I was looking at some of the art I have, created by my Mom, and I realized that it is wood-art and so I’m going to show it off.

Wood: fungus
Process: sealed, painted, sealed again.
Process 2: admired.

I had originally tried attaching a picture to the fungus but that didn’t work and so I asked my Mom, who enjoys painting, to paint a picture on the fungus. After the learning curve, she was off and running and has created dozens and dozens of these pieces of work. It typically takes her a couple hours to do a painting – a little more for the larger pieces as seen here.

She encorporates the wood into the pix. (such as twigs growing through the fungus and holes.) I think you can see such a hole in the one fungus shown here at Picasa

My Mom will be 80 this year.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 03-12-2007 02:52 PM

she also loves painting saws, as I’ve mentioned before and will post one in my Picasa album sometime this week if I remember. It’s a BIG saw.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 03-12-2007 03:02 PM

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 03-12-2007 03:06 PM

Thats very nice Debbie. A new medium to work with.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 03-12-2007 04:11 PM

That’s really putting those fungus to good use, Almost all of the Birch trees on our land have this fungus. Thanks for sharing this beautiful art work.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 03-12-2007 04:33 PM

Debbie, you need to get her to paint a saw for you to hang in your shop. Her work is very beautiful and she is truly a gifted woman.

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Obi

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#6 posted 03-12-2007 04:34 PM

CALL HER AND HAVE HER JOIN UP, SHE CAN BE #500

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oscorner

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#7 posted 03-12-2007 05:56 PM

Those are very nice. Now, we know which side of the family that you get all your talent from. I’m with, Obi…she needs to become a LumberJock!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 03-12-2007 08:02 PM

hehe I don’t think that will happen :)
She did just figure out how to use a CD player though…..

I signed Rick up to make it to 500. I’ll let him know tonight that he’s now officially a lumberjock hahaa .

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 03-12-2007 08:49 PM

Neat! What are you sealing it with? I think I’d have to do a pretty hard sell to have something fungus related prominently displayed in the house…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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#10 posted 03-12-2007 10:02 PM

I’m not sure what she seals it with. I’ll ask her tonight.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 03-13-2007 12:06 AM

Fungus? Now I’ve seen it all.

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 03-13-2007 12:37 AM

she says that she uses “sizing’ and if you don’t seal it first nothing will stick to it.
Sizing: what you use before you paint or wallpaper for the first time.
When she is done painting she seals it again with a spray urethane.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#13 posted 03-13-2007 03:22 AM

Hi Debbie;
—-please tell your mom, this is very beautiful ‘wood art’....fungus and all!

The FUN- comes before the -G-(GREAT) and includes -US....

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 03-13-2007 03:29 AM

hahah good one Frank
She was pleased that someone found them interesting. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 03-13-2007 03:54 AM

Well… that’s… new.

Great paintings, and, dare I ask what inspired the choice of medium… or does fungus mean something different in “Canadian”? ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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