Monday, August 6, 2018

Sorting Pine Needles

Raked the patio so I could sort these pine needles and select only the long straight ones for future projects.   Most cannot be used.   Did I mention it's 100 degrees outside?   I'm ready for fall!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Standing Gourd

Packing and shipping today.    This one is off to Montana tomorrow!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Antler Basket Construction

In the beginning......
In the middle when things are crazy and spokes want to fly across the room.......
Finally finished and listed on Etsy! Antler Basket -Item 851 by Susan Ashley $175.00

Feathers can hide imperfections

This one had a little problem. Sometimes design elements are inspired by the need to cover something up. I try to never give up on a piece....just work around the difficulty, and come up with a new idea. It's actually more fun when the end results are a bit different from the original thought.   

Fuchsia anyone?

Now this is a color I have not worked with in the past, but I chose to paint the interior of this gourd fuchsia to pick up the color in the handblown glass embellishment.    Then I added the feathers.  The gourd bowl was cut on a slant so it seems to lean forward a little.   There is a little woven base on the bottom.