New pieces for First Friday in September

Gourd bowl with lid

It has been awhile since i updated this blog however I have been busy creating some new pieces for the September First Friday and Gallery Walk in Eau Gallie on September 1st. 

 I absolutely love the shape of this very round gourd pictured above.  It is just a perfectly round symmetrical gourd with no flat spots or irregular sides to it and stands on its own.  A little thin so I really could not carve it but perfect for pyrography, or wood burning.  I added an eggshell mosaic for texture around the rim and below the wood burned flowers, which are of course my favorite Florida flower – the hibiscus.  I left the stem, a perfect top for the lid.

Gourd basket with clay leaves and flowers

The second piece I completed was this quite large, very thick gourd that I carved into a basket.  It was wood burned, embellished with clay and painted with acrylic paints and inks.  It seemed like it took me forever to complete because of its size, there are actually twenty-two small clay flowers, each one having to sand seal and paint individually, not to mention all the leaves and larger flowers.   Whew, I was so happy to have this one done !

Gourd with sea grass and sea shells

These are the last two of my new gourds at the gallery. I also have three new gourd shard necklaces not pictured here.  Hope you will be able to attend First Friday and Gallery Walk in Eau Gallie this weekend !! 

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Gourd bowl with kumihimo  (Japanese) braiding