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The Fox

My eldest son has been a little obsessed with foxes lately. So I decided to do something special for him last Christmas. He caught me working on it before it was finished, but I let him believe it was for the business.


Fox walk-through – Christina Kester-Tallman


It was fun working with watercolor again. My son was really happy with the finished painting.

My current project is a new sign for my display at craft shows. I’m using a 12 x 24 inch Italian poplar plywood board. Here’s a peek at my current progress.




It is the holiday season. I am finished with craft fairs for the year, so I have some time for special orders. I just updated my ArtFire store with some of my new items and several of my ornaments. I’ll continue adding more in the next week. I’m also working on my first gourd. I’m pretty excited to see how it burns.

Here’s a peak of my latest work.

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Christmas Ornaments

I’ve already had people asking about my hand burned Christmas ornaments. I really have to start working on these earlier next year. I haven’t been able to list many online because I can’t keep them in stock locally. The good news is that I just received a large supply of wood slices to keep up with the demand. this year the types of wood include birch, maple, cedar, apple, linden, and a few more that I don’t have definite identification of. I’m also looking in to adding key chains to what I sell. 

Here are a couple of pictures of some of my ornaments (and a spoon) in progress.

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Holidays and Works in Progress

The holiday season is here. I have two more shows, but I still have some time for holiday commissions. Time is running out. If you are interested in a custom piece and want it in time for Christmas, please let me know before December 5th.  Commissions are limited to items I currently have in stock. I have 6 and 7 inch bowls, frames, coasters, spoons, and a few boxes.

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And here is a peak at some of my new work that will be at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday –

Owl Painting

I did this little painting as a holiday exchange on Epilogue.

It is acrylic on coldpress paper 4×6 inches. Like the Letter A, it has gold paint that did not photograph well. The original is now in Sweden 🙂

Commission Sale

In the spirit of the holidays and keeping the current economy in mind I’m doing a sale on commissions.

I am offering 4×6 to 5×7 paintings for $45.
Examples of what I can do:

The sale will last through the end of January, but if you are wanting a Christmas gift please get in touch with me before December 10th.
If interested, please e-mail me at fireoakstudio@gmail.com


Holiday Card for Sale

I just finished this season’s holiday card. You can find it at my zazzle store

Here’s a look at the art

Happy Holidays all 🙂