Paul made this art with the sun and a magnifying glass:

The art of decorating a material with burn marks is called pyrography - “writing with fire”.  It can be done using a tip heated by fire or electricity, or using sunlight through a lens - Paul used a magnifying glass.  The bigger the lens, the bigger the burn mark.  Fine detail can be done using a small lens.

Paul is volunteering with us for two weeks, and we’re so happy to have him!  He leads cob, wakes up early and heats up water and oats for others, he makes art, and today he worked on his design for tents made out of tarps.  Thanks Paul!

Cathy trying out burning wood with a magnifying glass:

Paul after leading cob building:

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