― Kazuo Ishiguro
|Gathering basket by Lidi Stroud. White metal colander by Yukio Kawai. Green Italian soapstone board by Thomas Saunders. Ceramic plate by Elisabeth Causeret. Food, chopsticks and zebra wood board by me.|
YET, there was a very bright spot in the midst of darkness! Lidi Stroud, IGMA Artisan and miniaturist extraordinaire, accepted my commission for the beautiful gathering basket and shopping tote shown below. She then sent BOTH AS A GIFT with her best wishes for a successful Fellow application!! Such a kind and generous gesture that I will never forget. Lidi, if you're reading this, I am chagrined at missing this year's application but will be using the gathering basket next year and promise not to disappoint!
|Both baskets were the same color. I added the dark brown stain to the gathering basket.|
I've since gotten over my pouting session and am looking forward to the 2015 Fellow application. Will begin work on those submissions shortly :^D
Thanks for reading...wishing all a great week!