Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tisket tasket, love my new basket

I have always wanted to create a basket out of clay, one that looks like a real basket. Over 20 years ago, I bought this real basket

and have loved it. It is usually filled with plants (with a plastic bag liner), but it is getting very tired and some of the basket material is deteriorating. So I used this basket as inspiration for a clay basket, it is now complete and is drying. I am going to love it and have some other basket projects in mind now.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

One of my favorite recent things

Here is a photo of a box I made inspired by a painting I saw on the net "somewhere" I loved that painting and have no idea who painted it, but wanted to use it as inspiration to try out a new technique and make a box with that imagery. Of course, my latest items are always my favorites, but this little box did turn out exactly as planned and sometimes that is not always the case. I put it for sale in the recent art show and sold it that night. So now only my photos of it remain.

The lady that bought it seemed to love it as much as I did and she actually bought three of my items and I kept seeing her look at it as she walked around and could tell she was so pleased with her purchases. Actually, I am glad she is the one who bought it. She also bought the indigo batik box I showed here:

Monday, May 09, 2011

Cameron Art Museum Art of the State/State of the Art Exhibit

What an exciting event! I was happy to be able to place one of my pieces in this exhibit:

I also uploaded tons of video taken after my volunteer shift on Saturday morning. Lots of amazing art here, urge all who visit Wilmington, NC between now and October to check it out.