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Possum in the Gums on a Chopping Board by aussiebushstick


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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Possum in the Gums on a Chopping Board by 

Pyrography or woodburning onto a Camphor Laurel chopping board. 12" across at the widest point. (30 cms).

Camphor Laurel is a weed around here (Gold Coast, Qld). I was given a few chopping boards that were going to be thrown out, because they did not sell at the markets. After reading up on the dangers this wood can be to children, I thought it should not be used for food. So this one is an experiment to see how it would look hanging in the kitchen.

I would be interested in your opinions. (My husband said it looks like bat wings). LOL.


pyrography, wood, burn, possum, gum leaves, gum nuts, woodburning, camphor laurel

Hi, my name is Robyn J. Blackford. I am a retired nurse who loves photography, pyrography and writing. I live with my husband in the rainforest of Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland, Australia.

All my photos are what I see through the lens.

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  • WesternArt
    WesternArtover 3 years ago

    Oh Robyn it is just beautiful. Such a sweet little fellow.

  • Thank you Rosemaree. :) You make me smile. Robyn.

    – aussiebushstick

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 3 years ago

    Wonderful piece and I have to agree with your husband I thought the leaves were the wings.

  • lol, could be a male thing. Sam, I appreciate your comment. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago


  • My pleasure with the submission, and thanks for your awwwwwwwwwww, lol. Robyn.

    – aussiebushstick

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • AWESOME! Thank you SO MUCH Deborah :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    love the shpae and grain of the board and your art really sets it off!

  • Thank you :) The camphor laurel has beautiful grain through it. I wish I could show you the aussie animals my husband handcarves with it.

    – aussiebushstick

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great work and well deserved.

  • Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words :) Robyn.

    – aussiebushstick

  • sandygrafik
    sandygrafikalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful… what a lovely piece of art! Absolutely love your use of a chopping board as your canvas… so creative! By the way, I totally agree with your husband… when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a bat!

  • LOL. Yes, it still looks like bat wings, hanging in our kitchen. Thank you SO much for your awesome comment. Sorry this reply is late…don’t know how I missed it. The comments usually come through my email. Saw this when I replied to the next comment below. Love your work, by the way. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • UncaDeej
    UncaDeejalmost 2 years ago

    I reckon it looks great,i think some detail above his head would be nice only because in the little thumnail picture i first saw i thought he was a bat too, lol…Deej.

  • Hi Deej, LOL. Yes, I wondered that myself. It was just the possum at first, but it looked so bare. Then I added the gum leaves and saw the wings. So I added the nuts…sigh. After it had been waxed, there was no going back to add or change it. Burning has to be done on a clean sanded surface. Great learning curve. Thanks for your visit and comment. Much appreciated. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • gillyisme53
    gillyisme53over 1 year ago

    love this is it on camphor chopping board love your work and also enjoy your passions for photography and pyrography but i have only just started to do it love the stuff you do and live in elanora

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment. Yes, it is on a camphor chopping board, woodburining was done before it got oiled. So, you are a local. I have friends in Elanora. Lovely place. Thanks for your visit. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Matsumoto
    Matsumotoover 1 year ago

    Great work! Congratulations on your wonderful feature.

  • Thank you. I really appreciate your vistit and kind words. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

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