Wednesday, September 03, 2008
This week the crisp smell of fall is in the air! The weather is in the 70's and it's one of my most favorite times of year. Unfortunately, with my "nest" under construction, all of my fall decorations are packed away and cannot be reached. Not to be deterred, I collected some beautiful goodies to create a fall piece that I will post here soon.
When we lived in California I was introduce to gourd art. Gourds were in abundant supply, especially during the fall months. I became interested in them and my husband K soon followed. The two of us set off to find the most unique and interesting gourds we could find and still have about 50 in storage. We found this to be an intriguing three-dimensional art medium with endless possibilities. This piece sits above our fireplace. K and I love elk and I created this piece as a tribute to this magnificent animal. To create this design, I used a burning tool, stains and paint.
Over at The Inspired Room, Melissa has kicked off Fall Nesting Week, so if you are looking for inspirational ideas for fall projects, you'll find a list of fellow bloggers who have posted links to their ideas.
Another fall posting here.