Friday, October 21, 2011

Art & Art Blog Feature

Have you found this yet? A MUST for artists online: the Art & Art blog!

R.L. Gibson has a finger on the pulse of the juried art show, and keeps us apprised of new developments in very regular fashion...and with taste! You might wonder about the eggs. Believe it or not, this is a food blog! Wow. Fun reading, even when it is not about me. - Yes- me. I am celebrating this week, to have been chosen to be a "Featured Artist" by Gibson!

In addition to finding great show opportunities, it is an honor to be "exposed" here.
You could be featured, too! Visit the blog and leave a comment, then check out the $2 Art Contest.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Vine Time

It's Vine Time! Are you collecting?

Autumn is the time when vines are "ripe." They are finished with their summer burst of growth. Harvesting vines in the summer means they are full of moisture. It pays to let them dry a few days before weaving, because otherwise there is so much shrinkage. But this time of year, it is cut and weave, the vines are beginning to shut down for winter.

Hurricane Irene brought down a number of trees in the woods near my home, and almost all of them have a variety of vines clinging to them. Here i am carrying one of three bundles of vines i collected off a single downed tree. There was grapevine, wisteria, Carolina jasmine, porcelain vine, and Virginia creeper, all in one big tangle.

...and then i made baskets! Cornucopias are first and foremost now, since Thanksgiving is coming up! Check out my etsy shop Bazketmakr for what else i have been weaving!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another Lovely Basket by Ruth Anne Danger

From a very prolific coiler, here is a selection of new baskets...

Remember you can click on the image and see it closer! They are all so beautiful!

For your closer examination, here is another beautiful basket by Ruth Anne Danger! This one features a flamingo ceramic base, and vibrantly colored pine needles! Ruth Anne, this is another blue ribbon winner, your coiling is so beautiful!

All of the graceful baskets in the first photo are also by Ruth Anne. Thanks for sharing them with us.

To coil a flamingo basket of your own, check out the flamingo bases in my shop, they come in several different colors, and you can put your own spin on a decidedly tropical weaving!