Well I finished my latest Pine needle basket. It turned out very nice if I do say so myself. My friend asked for a 'fruit bowl' size basket so she could put fruit on her table in the kitchen. I used a piece of a pine tree limb that I sliced and drilled holes in for the center start piece, royal blue and myrtle green #10 mercerized cotton doubled to sew it with. I even made a wrapped coil in royal blue as the top edge. It is 8 in. across and 4 in. deep. I know she is gonna love it.
I haven't taken any pics yet, but will post them in a day or so. You can see others in my weaving port folio. Even more fiber arts on my blog. The link is in my signature.
I also completed the hand knit socks I had been working on. Need to sew some of the weavings into pouch's and I will post some of those soon also.
Unfortunately it really tears my hands up to work on the baskets so while the paper cuts/thread cuts heal I am back to my pencils. I finished one prismacolor abstract rose and am working on a graphite design as we speak. I can't wait for this stupid shoulder to heal. Not only did the car wreck hurt me physically, but I am very uninspired for any kind of art. Probably has something to do with the fact that it hurts??? LOL
I have been viewing everyone's lovely art and just wishing I could gain some control over wet medium's...but I find them messy and hard to control, so I think I will just stick to the pencils. I do love them, graphite abstract work definitely speaks to me.
Hope everyone is well and your new year is coming along. As for me, I am just glad the last one is over.
Happy New Year.
Marsha aka Pandula Arts Creations