|Pieces for the cover|
|Paper Mache eggs after being painted and crackled|
|Lid after being crackled|
|Prepping the basket|
|Outside of basket|
I don't like doing benefits, and I don't like doing auctions. As artists, we are constantly being asked to donate work for causes, good and not so good. We receive nothing in return, usually not even the name of the person who bought our piece for the benefit, and when there are rules and limits attached, I get even more annoyed. That being said, I decided to say no, which of course didn't take into account my creative self. That creative self was intrigued: a basket, eggs, a bird. Hmmmmm. Interesting. And so I was hooked. I planned most of it, which is something I almost never do, and I was pleased that I could actually kind of call the shots. The "eggs" are paper mache rocks made by my good friend and artist Laurie Tumer, http://www.laurietumer.com/ given to me years ago when Laurie was getting rid of stuff. The bird was loosely based on another image I had done called "Bad Eggs" http://hollyrobertsonepaintingatatime.blogspot.com/2012/01/bad-eggs-2009.html. It seemed right for this cause and this particular picnic basket.