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Random, funny more often than not, and possibly eccentric, I'm always up for conversation. Beware, reader, for I do speak bluntly, if at all. As you can tell from my deviations, I'm a fan of making beaded jewelry. It is my most enjoyed, and most practiced hobby. Huge fan of nature, I am, as well. Talk like Yoda, I do. :p Anyway...If you like what you see, feel free to drop me a line via comment or private message. Also, if you like my work, please pass word along to a friend or someone else that you might think would like it as well.

In the fall/winter, I will feature ten artists every two weeks, starting in late September and continuing until the following spring.

Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: abstract, nature, handicrafts
Operating System: Microsoft
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Nano
Favourite cartoon character: Courage the Cowardly Dog
Personal Quote: Love is like a rose...

...Welcome to 2015, Everyone! Today, I've discovered two things: A, Why Gum tree wood is not normally used for wood-fires nowadays, and B: Why you shouldn't split it with a hatchet on the ground. 

First of all, gum trees, more commonly known as Black gum in my region of the USA, becomes more flammable than most trees when it's properly dried. While it won't go up like cedar, pine, spruce, or other resinous trees, it will still burn very quickly, producing a high flame in the process. Personally, I like to think that it's the higher proportion of fibrous tissues to sap that contributes to this. Thus, they make excellent kindling, provided that they are well-dried, and split/chopped into more manageable sized pieces. 

However, the wood doesn't splinter much. By this, I mean that rather than biting into the wood, a hatchet or axe is more prone to rebounding when used on gum wood than on harder woods like oak or even pine. So, while I was finishing splitting up a modest-sized length of gum wood, a piece a little longer than my hand rebounded off the ground and struck me in the head. I'm sporting a nice 'goose-egg', but other than that, I'm just fine. I learned some practical information in the process, and hopefully, you, my reader(s), won't make the same mistake!
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Music Videos
  • Reading: What's on my computer screen
  • Watching: Tv
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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WHYNUUUUU Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the fave! =)
MissJenRose Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :hug:
Ogvi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You for the fav! ^^
Kamellion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Ozzlander Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the :+fav: and please look at all my zoids & zoid parts…
Rexlare Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Fellow SCP fan! Thanks for faving 939!!!

SCP-939 (the Voice Stealers) by Rexlare 

If you really liked it, and you want to see more, you should also check out my 049 drawing!

SCP-049 (updated) by Rexlare  Pretty cool huh?

If you really like both of these and you want to see more, add me to your watch, or just keep an open mind for the future SCPs I WILL draw.
Also, I have a poll still open for the next SCP I'll draw! If you want to cast your voice, and you want to be heard now, go and vote for which SCP should be next!

Thanks again for the fave!
Kamellion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
DrChrisman Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fav:D
Kamellion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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