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“.
Thirty 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. The experience of weaving with the materials at hand while being together with my sons on a beautiful Pacific Northwest shoreline, kindled a passion for creating art from natural plant materials. I thank my family, my community, and all my teachers for cultivating this gift in me. Read More