Finishing this gourd basket has only fueled my interest in creating another one!  For once the first one will be in my living room. LOL.  The earthy textures, natural colors, and freshness of this piece have completely drawn me in.  While I was finishing the last lacing of pine needles, I knew instantly what I would love to see showcased in the basket.  My pine cones!gourdfinished1Once I got over the fear of the first cut, this project surpassed my hopes and expectations.  I think I will be planting some basket gourd seeds this year in our garden!  Remember, it takes a good year+ for these beauties to dry, got to get the cycle started for new blank slates for me to play on…………….Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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