Category Pyrography

"Autumn Leaves" - art by Judy Robinson

GFAA Call for Abstracts inspired my wood art

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association call for Abstract entries caught my attention. The category was, I decided, the best category for me to start my wood art expression in a fine arts perspective. The call was for artists to submit two Abstracts for display in the GFAA Gallery, from Oct. 24 to Nov. 18. In […]

Gene Webb and Judy Robinson

Carving lesson with Gene Webb

My first carving lesson happened in an unexpected way. I was in Townsend, Tennessee, doing some hiking in the Smokies and had breakfast in one of the local restaurants. The server and I got into a discussion about pyrography. I had just started wood burning on my flutes, and the server told me that she […]

Pyrography Magazine

Pyrography Magazine features my Night Song Flute

Pyrography Magazine included one of my Night Song Flutes in the Gallery section of the latest edition. How exciting to have my work featured in a magazine that I have so enjoyed reading. The Gallery Editor for the magazine contacted me several months ago to say the magazine wanted to include my flute pyrography work […]

Night Song flutes: Tone, texture & attention to detail

I’ve been exploring the combination of color and texture with the clarity of sound with my Night Song Flutes, which I’ll be selling at the Art Festival at Thornebrook this weekend, Oct. 10-11. Using carvings and pyrography (woodburning), I’ve created the look of hieroglyphics and have added to the look with Tiger Eye and Turquoise stones. […]

Mary Colter inspires my wearable wood art

Working on my latest wood pendants and brooches, I found myself inspired by the art and architecture of Mary Colter. I’ve come to admire and appreciate Mary Colter’s work from my visits to the Grand Canyon. She listened to the Native American culture with her eyes and then used that inspiration in her work – […]

Small Wood Doors Honor SIPA Board Members’ Service

I was glad my wood doors could be part of the celebration at the 90th Southern Interscholastic Press Association convention. Executive Director Karen Flowers was celebrating her final convention before retiring. The door was open for me to be there in spirit! That’s a play on the word “door” !   I was commissioned by […]

Pyrography, woodturned cedar pendant

Turning Wood Pendants

I have been working on tuning and turning flutes lately and was looking for a reason to change the pace.  So, when my new camera arrived in the mail this morning, I decided to turn something where I could record the whole process and make a photo essay. But ultimately it was more fun to make the video […]