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!