My latest gourd venture, a forest scene in pyrography and carved bottom. I am posting the views as the gourd is turned. Let's go for a little walk...
This scene is of a doe and her fawn under the canopy of leaves, I wanted to show the affection and care of a mother with her baby. I call this side "The Lighted Path".
This next scene (which I had to take in two photos) is the mother doe looking over her back at her fawns, who, not unlike many children, have gotten a little distracted.
This little section features the characters we might encounter, squirrels chattering in the trees and raccoons having a little wash in the creek.
Lastly, we have a doe and her buck, keeping an eye on all the goings on. They symbolize the start of a new life of love, of family to come.
The view of the bottom of the gourd, carved leaves with some added color.
I hope you enjoyed this little "walk" with me!
May you enjoy the beauty around you today.
This has been on the back-burner for a few years, to record video for gourd crafting demonstrations and tutorials. I wanted to have some video content for students are aren't able to take a class with me in person, as well as try to reach some potential new gourders that are just looking to get into the craft.
All of us have been affected by virus lockdowns, and as an artist and instructor I have found my only lifeline is the internet, since so many events are canceled. I am sure you have also had many disappointments in this crazy year. So that was my impetus to plow ahead and begin to make some content for you!
No longer waiting until I have the right camera equipment, or the perfect lighting, or any other excuse that kept holding me back!
The first of these are in two parts. Part one is the burning of the butterfly above, and part two is burning the Celtic border and background. I am making these available for you to view in full on YouTube.
I hope you will enjoy these videos, and if you do please let me know! I sure would appreciate a "like" and a "subscribe" and a "comment"! That will give me encouragement to make more, and if you would like to see me cover other content in the future, please let me know!
Here are the links to the videos:
Celtic Butterfly Gourd Pyrography Part 1: youtu.be/GYOC6ZEQuqk
Celtic Butterfly Gourd Pyrography Part 2: youtu.be/JQA0b6nAlAo
I am Jenn Avery, gourd artist of 20+ years. I have been a multi-disciplinary artist all my life, and my work has taken many twists and turns and many directions. Gourd pyrography has become my passion, but I love to experiment with all kinds of art and crafts. It gives me joy to pass on my enthusiasm for making art that makes people happy!