Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Waste Not Want Not"

Apache Tray Design
I had cut the bottom off of a Nigerian Bottle gourd to make a drum and I just could just not bear to throw away such a nice piece of gourd, so I cleaned it and sanded it down smooth and drew on a Apache Tray design and then wood burned in the designs and went back and used light brown leather dye to color in all the details, making it a nice display piece sitting on a plate rack.

I try to make it a policy to never waste anything as much as possible....even to the point of taking a piece of bread and cleaning my plate ( grinning here, because Elisabeth will be bopping me on the head for that.). Sometimes she thinks I carry it to the extremes.

1 comment:

Light and Voices said...

This piece is amazing! I like how you start with a horizontal line. Then you incorporate other designs in sets of three(3). Since I love shapes, I am hooked on this art piece. Congratulations.