Once autumn slips its toe in the door the days quickly shorten. On the beautiful, crisp and clear fall days, there is still gathering to do. I’ve yet to collect cattail leaves and the stems of nettle and fireweed. The sweetgrass I grow at home, was gathered weeks ago, and is now dry. Rainy days like today, give me pause to review the summer and to think ahead.
|What does Your Eye See?|
This past July, along with nine other artists, I enjoyed interacting with the public on a trail in a beautiful park on Bainbridge Island. In a partnership between Bainbridge Arts and Crafts and the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, the ten artists participating that day will also contribute work for an exhibition this October, where 100 % of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the work of both organizations.
The Artists’ Reception and Exhibition opening is Friday, October 1, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Please come if you can. For more info: www.bacart.org.
|Precarious, Madrona, Willow, Ivy, Hazelnut, (approx: 28″x 24″x 22″)|
|Nest #2, Willow, Ivy, Hazelnut, Handmande Cedar Bark Paper, (approx: 22″x 27″x 9″)|
|A Hazelnut Branch “Eye”created for Art Along the Trail|
|These young weavers were very helpful!|