Launch . ..

What a beautiful morning for the Endeavour to launch from the Cape and  how lucky we are to be able to walk out and view the launch from our dock .   Clear, cool sunny and very little wind  – Godspeed Endeavor!!

The last craft show was on May 7th and it was a very nice show.  We had lots of visitors for May, which is usually not well attended.  But the weather was beautiful and sales were good too, a nice end to the 2010-2011 season.

Here is a photo of my latest gourd.  I completed this Yellow Hibiscus gourd on the Friday before the show and it was purchased at the show the very next day.

Yellow Hibiscus Gourd -pyrography and acrylics

I have found the pyrography or wood burning so relaxing.  I just purchased a new tip for my pyrography pen and it really burns beautifully.  I plan on creating more of this type of gourd art for the January 2012 show.

Already started on my Christmas ornaments also – a few new designs coming this year too.

Have a wonderful day – please feel free to leave a comment below if you are so inclined   Ü

Getting Ready –

Carved gourd. Painted with acrylics

For the holiday season which is right around the corner.  Hard to even think about Halloween with the temps in the 90’s and heat index in the 100’s!  Halloween gourds make so much sense here in Florida.   There are no guarantees that October is a cool temperature month and the real pumpkins don’t tolerate the heat so for those of us that are not really keen on the fake pumpkins we see at the craft stores a real gourd is a great alternative !

Carved gourds. The ghosts can be removed to insert a votive