Because of the industry I’m in, I hear a LOT of talk about buying handmade items for gift giving. And because I’m crafty even outside of the work I do, I’ve ALWAYS made some of my gifts. This year was going to be one of the years that wasn’t the case, where I didn’t make any of the gifts I was giving but turns out I’m wrong!
I see it’s been ages since I wrote in here which I have only myself to blame for! Life has been nicely busy (that would be not quite panic level insane) and I’ve had the chance to get lots done, new pieces made and to curse and complain about the Canadian postal system. Right now, the local art gallery has their Summer Salon, a juried invite-only show of local professional artists. I have 4 pieces in it and I’m just tickled pink. Here are the pieces and a couple others:
This vase is actually canes sandwiched between glass and a very very thin layer of translucent. It ended up being the most glass like of all the vases but I found I liked the way the ones done the other way looked better. Go figure. Experimentation is good.
This is my prairie bowl – there are rows and swirls of wheat, prairie lilies, wild roses all nestled under a “sky” of blue and white flowers.
This little guy is all warm golds and rusts. Not my colours at all but it is such a happy piece.
This has the most votes from friends so far – classic black and white I guess!
These three started off as one. Then I figured it needed friends in every colour of the rainbow. I still have a good chunk of the rainbow left to go but I’m off to a good start!