About Woodcarving Author Desiree Hajny

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Desiree Hajny’s accomplishments in the woodcarving arts span fourty-on years as an author, teacher, commissioned artist, and competition judge. Desiree has won an amazing number of national and international awards for her carvings, including 26 best-of-show honors, more than 150 first place awards, 18 people’s choice awards, and the Woodcarving Illustrated Woodcarver of the Year award, making her the first female to win the award. She is the author of nine woodcarving books, a contributor to seven others, and a contributing editor to woodworking periodicals across the United States and Europe. Desiree also creates commissioned pieces, which have included works for Disney Animal Kingdom and the National Forest Products Association. Her designs have also been reproduced and marketed in gift shops throughout North America by Mill Creek Studios in California. She lives in Blue Hill, NE, with her husband, Bernie. See more of her work at http://hajny.fineartworld.com.

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Pyrography Magazine Volume 6 2018

Carving & Painting Adorable Animals in Wood 

An advanced pattern book featuring 12 woodcarving projects for a variety of animal shelf sitters. From pandas and foxes to raccoons and otters, each design includes a pattern template, hair tract guide, and color chart for painting guidance.

Woodburning Realistic Animals

Carving Deer

Join award-winning woodcarver Desiree Hajny as she reveals her artistic approach to carving majestic white-tailed deer. Inside you’ll find ready-to-use carving patterns for making beautifully realistic bucks, does, and fawns.

Pyrography Magazine Volume 3 2013

Carving Bears

Celebrate the natural beauty of wild bears as you create your own magnificent woodcarvings. Inside you’ll find ready-to-use patterns for carving black bears and grizzlies.

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