Lauren Silver writes a beautiful blog. She commissioned a cedar hat some years ago, and it is a prominant character in this sweet essay: “The Woman With A Bird On Her Hat“.
Forty years ago, while sitting on the beach playing with my young children, I made my first basket out of a pile of willow trimmings someone had tossed there. It looked wildly made like a crazy bird’s nest. While being together with my two sons on a beautiful Pacific Northwest shoreline, this simple experience of crafting with the natural materials at hand kindled a passion for creating forms using plant fibers. I thank my family, my community, and all my teachers for cultivating this gift in me. Read More