Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Blue Basket

Another basket finally finished.
I found a beautiful deep blue cabochon at a flea market months ago
and thought it would be the perfect center for a basket.

Once glued to the backing I decided to use a natural sinew and only
emphasize the blue stone and blue stitches. I just happened to have the perfect
shade of blue sinew, which doesn't happen all the time.
Baskets often have a mind of their own in determining the size and shape. 
This one was no exception.  I had envisioned a round basket with straight sides,
but as you can see, the sides slightly angled out. 

The act of making a basket is my Zen.  I love the repetitive motions with enough
change to keep my interest.  I sit on my screen porch and am in my happy place.
Here's hoping everyone finds and enjoys their happy place this summer!
                                           Until next time ~