While working on my next big piece, I’ve been contemplating the art I’ve made during January in the past few years. Not only did I find that the pieces were some of my best, but three of the past four have won an award of some sort!
2014 – Date Night (formerly Colored Pear Illuminated) – 1st gourd lamp, won 3rd place in sculpture at 2014 Celebration of the Arts
2015 – Teddy’s Balloon – made for my little man – 1st place in Gourd Magazine Spring 2017 Craft contest (resulting in featured artist for Summer issue)
2016 – Ascension – Honorable Mention at 2016 Artworks Members Only show
2017 – Dream – My largest piece to date – sold during my first setup at the Kentucky Crafted Market
My newest item… Gourd Pen Holders! These fun little pieces incorporate my love and fascination with unique rocks, with my love of gourd art. Using hand-picked unique conglomerate creek rocks as bases, and a hand-drawn gourd mini bowl, decorated with pyrography and nail polish (just like my ornaments and bottle stoppers). Each one is promised to be truly unique and original.
Introducing Floral from Fire, my first hangable gourd art piece. This flowery creation was born from a need to create a piece that could hang, rather than sit like most of my other items, for Artworks “Dually Exposed show” at the Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, KY. I was partnered with a great photographer, Howard Margolis. Our showcase featured Mr. Margolis’ floral photo, and my pyrography gourd interpretation.
I’ve finally moved up into the “website” world. I’ve been on Facebook forever, tried just a simple blog, and have been growing my marketing skills along the way. I’m hoping to continue to update this page, as I’m hoping to make it one of my steady communication homes. We shall surely see. But for now, here’s more about me…
As you have possibly read on the Home screen, I’ve began woodburning several years ago. I’ve grown tremendously since the Christmas ornaments I first made as my first projects. My current passions lay with creating gourd art, along with custom projects made for others. As I’ve grown, my skills and passions have also grown. I’m now at a point that I like to share and help others grow. In 2014 I’ll be having pyrography (woodburning) classes at a local gallery here in Bowling Green, KY. The gallery is Gallery 916, and the class series is Learn & Burn: Wood Burning. As of right now, the classes will be held on 2nd & 4th Mondays, at 6:30 p.m. The goal of the classes is to teach the art of pyrography through creating various projects. Each class will be a different project (upcoming class is Custom Clocks: creating your very own custom clock). Make sure to check out, Like, and keep up with the Facebook page designated for this class series: http://www.facebook.com/learnandburnart