It has been a busy time with the paint brushes here in the Hollow lately! ;) The colors of Autumn were calling to me all week, and this scene captures the essence of fall in a whimsical fashion. Tole artist Chris Thornton created this wonderful design, and it is the second time that I have had the pleasure of using it on a basket. Don't you just love those cheery little pumpkins? :)
When doing multiples of large designs, I always try to change up the colors to make them unique. I have never used the colors suggested by the books... Just like giving the color scheme my own personal touch... I guess. :) Plus, I am constantly mixing colors (which drives the student's crazy at the ceramic shop!) for just the right shade to make the characters come to life.
This basket is large enough to hold treats for Halloween (would work well for my popcorn balls!) or as storage for fall sewing projects (would keep a curious black cat out of mine! ;) ).
This creation will be heading over to Etsy with some of my other seasonal items this week. I have made the decision to concentrate on creating projects and designs centering in on Halloween, Christmas, and Primitive themes for my shop. Christmas use to be my favorite topic, but the colors of fall have always been near and dear to me. My favorite primitive and rustic collections embrace these warm and earthy colors. Guess that makes sense since October has always been my favorite month of the year! Which is probably why my son made sure to hold out for this month to be born in! LOL