Halloween 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year again! Well, at least second most wonderful. Fall is here, and with it is Halloween! The biggest things right now are the Halloween gourd lamps. Here are the first two, Halloween Gourd Lamp no.2 & Arachnogourdia 1. * http://www.facebook.com/snpcrafts

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Halloween Gourd Lamp no.2

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Halloween Gourd Lamp no.2

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Arachnogourdia 1

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Arachnogourdia 1

Enjoy the season 🙂

August 90th

Help me wish a very Happy 90th Birthday to my awesome Grandmother! She’s a great strong woman.  As a special birthday present, she’s getting my most recent gourd piece.

This one is called August 90th. As we enter the great autumn months, leaves will begin falling all around, mixing with the patterns of the world, just like in this piece.

Happy Birthday Grandmother!

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Garden of Fire

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This piece features a lid inspired by the bush, Firepower Nandina. The supporting design brings elements of symmetry, cutting, carving, and the burning art of pyrography. A piece of art inspired by the garden, with material from the garden. Created June 2014, by Paul R. Buhrmester.

SnP’s Gourd Lamp #1

SnP's Gourd Lamp #1

I’ve finally joined the latest push in gourd art, I made a gourd lamp. Just as in any type of gourd art, the possibilities of a gourd lamp are endless. It’s truly amazing to see the lamps that are created all around the world. For my first lamp, I chose to go with a swirl-type pattern, incorporated my favorite features, such as the carving, various patterns, and the quilt-like patterns that have come to be a constant in my work. The coloring is unique…eye shadow. My wife almost threw out an entire pallet of many colors, and I had to try before seeing material get tossed away (of course I love to recycle and reuse). I then incorporated various holes for the light to escape.

I hope you enjoy 🙂