Having the use of a glowforge for the past few months, the shop surfaces have accumulated a quantity of cut-outs from wood and acrylic that I want to save (pack rat) and I needed to organize that mess. (be warned, you will too)
I did that fire inlay a while back and have had it in the back of my mind since. Looking for inspiration, I found it.
The forced retirement (three level spine fusion) is the closest thing I have experienced to a mid-life crisis, and I have been searching for a new direction since (7 years!). So it occurred to me the laser has me focused and learning… a new beginning. There is a legend for that - The Phoenix. New rising from the ashes of the old.
The veneer I used on the flame and the bird have beautiful ‘figure’ to them, and the logo cut out is waiting for some of that signature teal acrylic.