Pine Needle Creations by Sheri Smith
55819 King Rd. E McKenzie Bridge OR 97413 US
PINE NEEDLE CREATIONS
SHERI E SMITH
Pine Needle Creations by Sheri
|Posted on December 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM||comments (150)|
I have been working on some commissions lately for a house that has been in the process of being built for the past 2 years. Yes it is a large place and the owners have ordered 5 of my baskets.
I started the process of creating this one by bringing in all of my waxed lined to see which one fits the décor.
|Posted on December 16, 2015 at 4:07 PM||comments (118)|
What a fabulous creative year 2015 has been for me!
I had the opportunity to show my art in some wonderful juried events.
Starting last May with being the featured artist at The New Zone Gallery in Eugene. It was so great meeting folks and getting wonderful feed back on my work. So humbling.
I taught numerous workshops ranging from baskets to pendants in Oregon and California.
My friend Jean Koon showed me how to make pine needle evening bags. I made three of them and sold all three! More to come for sure. The nex one will b for me.
One of my workshops was just out of Yosemite and at the Valentines Reserve in Mammoth Lakes California. What a great bunch of creative gals they were.
Spreading this creative process has been a joy and am looking forward to teaching many more classes this coming year.
I just scheduled workshops at the Eugene Textile Center which I will be posting soon.
My etsy page is slowly getting more hits and selling.
Happy coiling everyone and Happy New Year,
Your friendly basket case,
Sheri Smith Holgate
|Posted on October 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM||comments (40)|
I recently sold this piece "Swirl" at The New Zone Gallery in Eugene, OR. I emailed the woman who purchase it to thank her for choosing my work among so many amazing pieces. This is the response I received. http://sheripineneedles.blogspot.com/
|Posted on September 17, 2013 at 12:46 AM||comments (515)|
I spent this past weekend in Rockaway, Oregon at Camp Magruder for the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild Retreat.
There were so many amazing weavers there, some learning and others teaching their talents to others. So much great energy in one place.
Friday night was an open gallery, the theme was "It's Our Nature".
I had the pleasure of teaching these women how to make pine needle baskets on Saturday. A couple of them had made them before but wanted so new techniques and the rest were first timers, although you would never know it by their results.On Sunday morning I traveled north to Cannon Beach before heading home. I stopped in the Dragon Fire Gallery, where I had some of my work on display about 5 years ago. I was wearing one of the pine needle necklaces I made, the gal behind the desk remembered my name and the art I had for sale all that long ago. Amazing!
I hope to teach again next year and take some of the great classes they have to offer.
|Posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM||comments (30)|
Everyone had a good time learning a new skill, and of course getting to know each other while we worked on a basket.
I had the chance to spend time with Donna, who has been friends with me through facebook for a while now. Bardee, a friend I have known for years was also there and we got to catch up on old friends. The two 14 year old twins, were amazing and came up with new stitches as the day went on.
Molly, who has come to a few of the workshops came by to weave with us with her usual wonderful energy.
All in all another positive fun, creative day! Yah :}
|Posted on August 8, 2013 at 3:52 PM||comments (952)|
It has been an exciting couple of weeks here at Pine Needle Creations.
Last week I was informed that the poster for the First Friday Artwalk in Eugene had a great photo of my baskets on it! I was a featured artists at Harlequin Beads & Jewelry on that Friday August 2nd. The turnout and response to my art was a delight.
As you can imagine, one of the posters is framed and hanging on my kitchen wall.
Just a couple of days ago, I was told that one of my pieces was selected to be in the Mayors Art Show in the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene, Oregon. Opening night is August 22nd and it goes through October 5. Come on by and see which one was chosen. The basket pictured here is not what will be at the Mayors Art Show.
A few of my baskets made it on the shelves on Lori Salisbury Gallery located at 391 West Cascade, Sisters Oregon. The gallery features art that tells a story.
I am working hard, (if you can call it work) at getting a good supply of my art to show at the McKenzie River Art Festival August 17 & 18th in Leaburg Oregon.
Along with making samples for classes, there is publicity for the workshops, emails, facebook updates, web page edits.
Life is busy. That makes me happy!
|Posted on August 3, 2013 at 11:43 AM||comments (41)|
Last Night was the First Friday ArtWalk in
Eugene, where I was a featured artist along with three others at Harlequin Beads & Jewelry.
Family, friends and new faces were there to cheer me on and admire my work.
I had a sign up sheet for people who were interested in taking a workshop and had many
people sign it!
I was asked what inspires me.
Well sometimes it is a combination of colors, like last night this women had on a beautiful Purple pair of pants with a lime green shade of blouse.
It can be something as simple as that. Color, Shape, texture, technique. So many options, so little time.
I guess I better get off the computer and start a new project..............................................!!!
|Posted on July 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM||comments (144)|
|Posted on June 5, 2013 at 9:18 AM||comments (29)|
Check out the interview I did last week for "Create! Eugene / Eugene A Go Go". on the link below .
|Posted on May 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM||comments (25105)|