Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Colourful Autumn Squashes...."To Autumn"

I've been busily weaving more baskets whenever I get the chance & as it's definitely Autumn here now, with those lovely misty mornings that turn into hazily sunny days with the leaves starting to fall, my inspiration has turned to the wonderful shapes & colours of the Autumn squashes that abound at this time of year. As Keats famously wrote it is the ..."SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness"........"To swell the gourd"...& my gourds in the veggie patch have definitely excelled themselves this year. They have now been turned into jars of chutney that will last me at least until next Autumn!



This little basket contains Turks Turban squashes, Sweet Dumplings & a Butternut Squash, all nestling in straw.....one Turks Turban couldn't fit into the basket!




13 comments:

Patty said...

Linda, What a lovely tribute to Fall! I love the gourds and the squash! They really came out so wonderful! Your basket making skills are fab!!

Alma e Lia said...

Lisa is perfect :o)

Janice said...

This is a beautiful piece.

Clara said...

Son preciosas estas calabazas. El colorido esta muy real. Las cestitas perfectas. Me encantan.
Besos Clara

Cherryberry said...

Lovely work as always Linda. Your baskets are just fab, very intracate. A warm and rustic piece! I love autumn x
Kerry :)

Hanna said...

Wonderful work, they look so real!!

Gonda's miniature said...

Perfect!

Ascension said...

La cestita con las calabazas es una verdadera maravilla.
Me encanta el realismo que le impones a tus trabajos.
Feliz fin de semana
besitos ascension

Kate Tracton said...

I'm sure you hear this a lot, but Wowowow! These are beautiful. Absolutely charming... as a polymer clay artist myself, my mind boggles at the thought of working so small.

(I found you through a post at Polymer Clay Daily).

Kate (shibori girl)

tina said...

Just found your blog today. What a treasure I've found! You are so very talented. Words can't describe how amazing your work is. Thanks for sharing the photos in your blog. I've emailed several friends telling them "You've gotta see this"!! I look forward to seeing your future creations. Tina

Melobeau said...

Congratulation on your feature at PCD. So glad you were because it introduced me to your work, and WOW, what amazing work it is! Your tiny fall baskets full of the gourds are just gorgeous, as are your perfect little miniature cherries. You must have the most nimble of fingers.

:-) MaryLou said...

I am in awe. All that tiny food is amazing. I fear I would have tiny squished food all over the house if I tried making something that small! It's hard enough for me to keep up with all my beads. :-)

linsminis said...

Thank you so much everyone.....I'm blushing! I had no idea that anything was in PCD, so thanks for letting me know too :-)) Mini hugs