Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Pyrography on Yew- 'Rise'

This small Yew tile, measuring just 3.5 x2.5 cm was the perfect colouring for my Crane design entitled 'Rise'...

Assorted Jewellery Designs for my Etsy shop - House of the Green Lady

These pieces are all made from small Birch wood discs and ovals, with my own designs hand drawn using my hotwire pyrography tool. I make them into brooches and pendants for sale in my etsy store, along with prints and greetings cards of my artwork.

'News at Midnight' Pyrography on Pyracantha

This small slice of pyracantha was the perfect shape for my Fox design. Crow has brought some interesting news from his travels..

Monday, 20 October 2014

'Enchanted Night' Pyro-Art

This is my latest piece of pyrography, on a slim slice of pyracantha. Tawny Owl in flight against a starry night sky with Oak branches. Each end is pyrographed with words which together read :'feather and f

light enchant this night..'

Friday, 26 September 2014


Continuing with my series of small pen, ink and gouache designs , this latest 'Autumnia' is inspired by Autumn colours and by the magical appearance of fungi at this time of the year.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

'Echoes of Albion'

This design was created using a wash on watercolour paper, then pen and ink work filled in with a mixture of gouache and ink. Measuring just 20 x 14 cm, the drawing is extremely detailed.
  Totem animals of Fox, Hare and Bird are interwoven with energy patterns designed to create movement, flow and a sense of life energy with overall, a feeling of wonderment and magic - the dance of Life!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Pyro -Art Mandalas

I've been having some fun creating these pictures, arranging seasonal flowers and leaves to reflect the theme of my central pyrographed motif. Soon to be available to purchase in the form of Greetings cards from my f.book page 'Hug-the-Tree Pyrography'..

Thursday, 17 July 2014


These are just a few of my latest pyrography pieces - to see more please checkout my 'Hug-theTree pyrography' facebook page. So I decided to have a little bit of fun with some slightly more unusual photo arrangements. Quite pleased with the result!

Monday, 30 June 2014

'Elen of the Ways, Forest Dancer'

Here is a little coloured pencil drawing of Elen of the Ways ...I have depicted her dancing with her drum within a stone circle.. in a clearing...
in the woods...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Pyrography on a Woodland Theme

Woodlands are my favourite places of all! I love the way everything changes the moment you enter the woods! Sounds of the outer world become muffled..then disappear, to be replaced my birdsong..scratchings and unknown noises. The light changes too, and the smell of the earth and the trees brings comfort and pleasure. Here, I feel most at home, protected, and my imagination stimulated by heightened senses.
  I take frequent walks through woodland just behind my house in Derbyshire, and return with inspiration for my pyrography pieces which often feature trees, runes and the creatures of the forest.
  Here are some of my recent pieces..


Sunday, 18 May 2014

'The Woods' Small watercolour design with verse

This little watercolour painting, measuring approx 12 x 12cm is inspired by the beautiful Derbyshire hills and woodlands where I live and often walk.
  The verse  needs to be read from the bottom upwards :
       'Over green velvet hills, in the sun, let us run..
       To the woods and the trees, dancing leaves, may we come..
        Amongst birds in the endless blue sky shall we fly..

'Birch Magic' Pyrography on Birch

This small slice of Birch measures 7.5 x 6.5 cm. A small portal to a magical world..

'Knotty' Pyrography on Applewood Slice

Here is a little character I've conjured from a small slice of Applewood.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Combined Watercolour painting and Pyrography Art Pieces

In January 2013 I posted a piece entitled 'Pyrography v traditional drawing - the battle is on!' in which I spoke about my attempts to balance the time spent on these two different creative processes, and of the popularity with my followers of my pyrography work over my traditional drawings.
  Well since then I have continued to practice and enjoy creating art using these different mediums and have recently been experimenting with ways of combining pyrography and waterclour painting to create more unusual and unique pieces. 
    Here are some examples of my recent combined creations..

Sunday, 6 April 2014

'Greymoss- the Whisperer' Watercolour

Here is a very special little Tree Spirit from my world..
  He is a shamanic Tree Spirit who performs very special duties. Greymoss travels, usually by night, into those areas which have become tree-less, and therefore lacking the blessings bestowed by trees upon those who live in proximity. He travels to the grey places, the concrete worlds..the thousands of acres of paved over gardens..and as he travels, ringing his sacred Acorn bell, he blesses the land with Whispers of trees..
  He is not seen, and seldom heard, yet every place he visits is blessed with potential for new growth..

'Well-come Wood' Watercolour

Just a tiny painting, inspired by recent walks in my local Derbyshire woods. I always feel very at home in woodland, surrounded by trees, and also in touch with magic..this painting, and the title, is intended to suggest something of that feeling..

'Blossom time' Watercolour

This blossom tree painting is of course inspired by our beautiful English Springtime, which always brings out in me a lot of joy, inspiration and a little bit of the poet! So I have accompanied the picture with a few words around the edge, which read: '
Behold my Grace; Each petal cast to the wind..my blessing and my prayer..'

Sunday, 9 February 2014

'Apple Tree'

Continuing the tree theme, I've been busy with my watercolour again. The painting shows an Apple Tree through the seasons,
together with my small verse...

'Whispers of Leaves'

Here's a little watercolour painting with lots of  my favourite things - Tree, Runes, Sun  and Moon..and a little verse which reads thus - 'Tree blassings and whispers of leaves, spirit of green, kiss of the breeze...'

Thursday, 2 January 2014


Here is a small watercolour painting I did over the Christmas holiday season using my new watercolour paintbox..