My artist friend Linda Brooks Alread took me to a lovely gallery here where I met Cynthia Ann Brown a good friend of Linda's. She was weaving a darling basket. Linda and I were interested and she invited us to join the Tulsa Basketeers group. They meet at the lodge at the Gathering Place. And all are great weavers, so generous with their expertise and lovely women and men.
My Linda's talent for basket weaving must have been just waiting because her baskets, lots of them compared to my one, are wonderful. And she's still going strong.
I'm feeling the Eldorado, NM vibe back when my days were filled with great friends in my beading and weaving groups. They all gently moved me to the world again and I am still in touch with them. Just sent them a picture of my basket. The material I used is from one of the friends there who had a moving sale. I think her material makes the mistakes less notable. Or is it the friendship?
And yes, there's a hole in the middle of the basket. The group had all kinds of ideas for me to cover it and told me to keeping thinking of something creative. Oh dear, they really don't know me yet!!!!!!
This has also inspired me to get back to this blog. More to come!