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If you have a moment, please stop by my newer shop, too: you'll find my precious Long Island vintage items recently moved there from this pyrography shop.

I love daisies, rock music, my piano, the simple pleasures of my life, kids, my daughter, genuine people. I love WOOD and FIRE because they make possible to me to have all the above at once: a great BBQ and my art and craft.

I was born in a beautiful Transilvanian town, surrounded by mountains, lakes and gold mines.
I studied piano in the same school (general and highschool) as my Mom, uncle, aunt, brother, cousins, nephews, and...my daughter: The High School of Music and Fine Arts, descendent of the famous Artist's Colony founded in 1898 by the Hungarian artist Hollosy Simon.

By the time I was about 14, my brother 9, our mom…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 1
  • Joined January 14, 2010

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WOOD and many other organic materials

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About

If you have a moment, please stop by my newer shop, too: you'll find my precious Long Island vintage items recently moved there from this pyrography shop.

I love daisies, rock music, my piano, the simple pleasures of my life, kids, my daughter, genuine people. I love WOOD and FIRE because they make possible to me to have all the above at once: a great BBQ and my art and craft.

I was born in a beautiful Transilvanian town, surrounded by mountains, lakes and gold mines.
I studied piano in the same school (general and highschool) as my Mom, uncle, aunt, brother, cousins, nephews, and...my daughter: The High School of Music and Fine Arts, descendent of the famous Artist's Colony founded in 1898 by the Hungarian artist Hollosy Simon.

By the time I was about 14, my brother 9, our mom came home with a new idea:
-Guys, we need to buy bricks for our new house; we start burning the wood and try to sell it.
-Great! We love BBQ!-my father, my brother and I answered.
-No, no, not THAT kind of woodburning; it's called PYROGRAPHY: with a hot tool you draw/burn a design onto the wood.
The "tools" she found were her old kitchen knives: she cut the blades to an angle, tied pieces of fabric around the handles, damped them to protect our hands against the raising heat, and placed four of each around the burners, on the stove, the blades in the flames...and here we go: sitting on stools, around the stove, the plywood on our laps, making fun of each other as our first "products" looked like hell: the lines we've burnt were not even close to those of the pattern previously drawn on the wood by our mom.
We did not give up: great conversations and laughters seasoned our "experience gaining". Years went by, selling hundreds of wood burned cartoon characters, landscapes etc, and...we bought the bricks.

After 40 years, my daughter Andrea joined my work, adding her unique color work to some of my pyrography pieces like trinket boxes, wall-shelf art, fashion wooden jewelry.

And finally, here is a charming feedback left by a very sweet customer of mine, Lisa:
<<I sincerely hope all is improving for you since the horrible winter deluge and fall out :) I just had to email about how extremely beautiful and artistic this wood burning actually is. I'm so pleased with it's inticate and delicate detail. the colors are simply amazing :) It's indeed a beautiful combined effort of yourself and your daughter. I'm so proud to own it and to have gotten to know you just a bit and share stories. I hope many more will become aware of your lovely shop and unique talents. Thanks so much for your quickprocessing and shipping, even when you were going through so much yourself personally. I'll definitely be back to check out other inspiring and creative gifts :) Sincerely--Lisa >>.

My wood burning gives me an immense satisfaction, Your attention makes me feel honored and keeps me going on with my work.
Thank you for stopping by my shop and welcome back anytime: I will love to answer your questions!

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