Heritage Day 2017 at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Hi All! I’m finding this difficult some days to get back on here! I am going to be one of the featured artists on this day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum along with other talented folks. If you are in the area, stop by and say hello. It’s going to be a busy day! I’ll be demonstrating and showing the art form of traditional basketry. So, I’m busy trying to get some actual baskets for sale! Ha! Trying. I’ll get photos soon, if I can! Enjoy your day!

North East Basketmakers Guild 2017 Gathering

I attended the NBG Spring Gathering and had a very nice time learning and meeting with other basketmakers from the NE region.

Small world, met a lady originally from Springville, NY  – just up the road from me. Funny thing was her brother had sent the article in the Buffalo News that had featured my friend, Holly John and the Black Ash Trees and the Emerald Ash Borer last year. She said she had written to those in power (3x) on our behalf. She’s a treasure!

Another notable moment, JoAnne Kelly Catsos was in the house! She recalls 30 years ago (approx.) that Mary Adams (remarkable Mohawk Basket Maker) was there and shared her art with them. Seriously, a small world.

I got to work on a few projects and was pleased with the outcome. I still appreciate the refined look and precision of the works that were shared and taught at the event. Also, met some lovely ladies and appreciate their welcoming me aboard! It was a feel good weekend!

Sharing a few shots. Always learning.

Busy times

Well, I was off to a few adventures lately-Philadelphia, PA, D.C., Boston, MA and Enfield, CT. Now, settling back in but much to do.
I’m helping a friend with her wedding and doing a lot of corn husk flowers lately! I mean loads! If she will allow me to share I’ll post but otherwise it will be after October. They are turning out beautifully if I must say. ( I know, I know, patting myself on the back I may hurt myself!)
I’ve got 5 sessions of craft classes this month with various entities. As I go I’ll share a picture or two.
I’ve already received Christmas orders and it’s 8 months away! So, I’m going to start planning that as well.
My real job has me on the computer all day but never time to do this! So, I’m catching up. I hadn’t even downloaded my pics from my trips yet! It’ll all work out- I manage to balance it out without too much stress.
My garden is slowed with this weather as well. But, I can do what I’m able and be content.
Enjoy your weekend! I’ll be busy as usual. Maybe get to post a pic or two soon.

Seneca-Iroquois basket making and crafts