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a.k.a. Parizadhe of Greenwood Creations.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Parizadhe
"Greenwood Occasions" is my more... polite?... facade. (^.^)

I'm a mom of one four year old boy, a Penn State graduate (English and Japanese double major), a Pagan, and an artisan. I've got a husband and two cats, in addition to my son.


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenwoodCreations
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parizadhe/
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Someone, I can't recall who, gave me a pyrography pen when I was still in middle school. It lay, abandoned, in some box, in some closet, forgotten,…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 15
  • Joined December 1, 2010

Favorite materials

wood, henna, maple, pine, fire

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About

a.k.a. Parizadhe of Greenwood Creations.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Parizadhe
"Greenwood Occasions" is my more... polite?... facade. (^.^)

I'm a mom of one four year old boy, a Penn State graduate (English and Japanese double major), a Pagan, and an artisan. I've got a husband and two cats, in addition to my son.


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenwoodCreations
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/parizadhe/
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My Work:

Someone, I can't recall who, gave me a pyrography pen when I was still in middle school. It lay, abandoned, in some box, in some closet, forgotten, for years. Until one fateful day in my senior year of college, bored and stressed and needing a break from an endless bout of translating, I found the pen, and plugged it in.

Delightful! The smell of the wood as it burned! Enchanting! The delicate wisp of smoke! Sensual! The feel of the tip gliding across the smooth grain! Intoxicating! The thrill of, daintily, craftily, artistically, Setting Stuff On Fire!

I take the most delight in utterly ignoring the conventions of pyrography, and using woodburning to render artwork that should, by all rights, be executed in a completely different medium. Because, really, how many plaques of realistically rendered eagle heads and insipid wildflowers can one have?

As for henna, that stems from my passionate infatuation with all things exotic, decadent, and lavishly ornate. India, ancient Persia, the Victorian Fantasy of the Middle East, and all of their sensual pleasures, delight me. Henna, and the art of its application, are, to me, a most enjoyable expression of this aesthetic. Plus, it smells perfectly heavenly!

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