Saturday, January 28, 2012

Art & Art Deadlines Artist of the Year!

Remember this?
Last October, i was the Featured Artist on the Art & Art Deadlines blog. What an honor!

Lots of you read the article and left a comment for me. How good you are to me :-)

Because of all your comments, i am now the featured Artist of the Year, with a permanent link on this blog!

Thanks again...and thank you to R.L. Gibson, the blogger who featured me.

This blog is an amazing resource, and if you are an artist and have not subscribed to it yet, you need to get on & do it!

And submit your own work to the $2 art contest!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bug A Bug A Bug

When my youngest son was small, he loved bugs...and i used to say to him "bug a bug a bug" all the time...i don't know why. But this grew into a nickname, and bugs have never been the same around our house.

It is nice to know others like them too.

Here is testimonial to that. Another gorgeous basket by Geraldine Kiser.

She says, "This one went to another daughter, Ellen. Ellen has loved bugs of ALL kinds since before she could talk. I have NO idea why, it's just Ellen. When she was little I told her the house was sprayed for bugs so if she brought them in they would die. She happily transported bugs OUT of the house all the time! At age 27 she still LOVES bugs!"

The basket is so pretty, Geraldine, and how wonderful that you chose something she loves so much to combine with your talent for coiling.

Of course the base was purchased in my MakeABasket etsy shop. You might find a few bugs there still, if you are interested (or frogs, or lizards, etc.) To find a particular motif, to to the search box at the top of the page in my etsy shop and type in a search word. Make sure "this shop" is selected from the drop down menu before you search! I accept requests, as well!

Geraldine has started a new blog, you may find baskets there too! Check it out: