Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Gourd Friends

Pictured is Cool Joe Penguin Giant Gourd by Barefoot Gourds. I just got back from a brief and wonderful visit with these folks at their farmer's market booth.

A few months back at the market, I noticed a husband and wife team had some adorable and highly creative painted gourd toys, decorations, birdhouses, and even jewelry made of tiny gourds. I was pretty impressed with their funkiness and creativity. Most importantly, they made me smile. So I started a conversation about, because I am so enthusiastic about it!

When I saw them again today, they had so many new and wonderful pieces! Many are Halloween themed, all are playful and unique.

Turns out they now have a shop on etsy! They are Barefoot Gourds. Keep in mind when viewing their items: in my opinion, the photos on etsy don't capture the wonder of wheeling around a little creature such as a smiling gourd whale. If you are a local person, stop by the market to see their work in person (some are characters as tall as a large child!)

Looking at those gourds made my day. Will and I were both under the weather and had to cancel our weekend plans out of town. I figured since I was here and we need to eat, I'd go to the market. It's amazing how just a little smiling about art can help you feel better both physically and mentally.


Blogger mrsb said...

Haha! Oh, gosh that is too cute!

September 23, 2008 at 7:16 AM  

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