May 19, 2009

A Finished Basket

It's been awhile since I've finished anything in this studio, and I'm pretty sure I know why.

I showed this basket to Tien and he asked, "Why are you still making those?" Sometimes it takes a person who knows me better than I know myself to speak my mind. Pretty funny thought, right?

Making rag baskets is no longer as satisfying as when I made the first series. What keeps me going is knowing I'll embellish them with tiny handmade silk and beaded flowers. I've been feeling the same about doll making: I prefer making and embellishing clothes, but not the bodies.

So there, it's decided -- this will be the last series of baskets. I have enough paper coil to make several more.

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