Sunday, August 18, 2013

52 Photos 17: Unusual and Uncommon


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For this challenge, Bella sent us looking for uncommon things. So here's a two-fer: An advance reading copy of a novel (found at a library book sale) and a beautifully carved gourd by artist Bertha Medina, who is truly a "queen of dreams".

Here's Ms. Medina at work at the 2011 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and some of her astoundingly intricate creations.(She graciously gave me permission to take pictures.)

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I sincerely regret that I purchased only this one little tree ornament. Given another shot, I'd go for one or more of those big, beautiful pieces.

I know this is a pretty late entry ... hope somebody finds it ...

Posted for 52 Photos Project

12 comments:

bing said...

beautiful., lovely creations! :)

thanks for appreciating my take on the project here!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

The gourd is quite exquisitely carved as are the creations of Ms. Medina. Loved the pictures.

quiltzyx said...

Fabulous!

Daryl said...

i think your ornament is gorgeous

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...what stunning work. Are they sold online anywhere?

MyMaracas said...

Anni, if they are I can't find them. She lives in a village in Peru and comes up for a Santa Fe art market event every year. I don't know if she's always at the Balloon Fiesta. I was just floored by the quality of her work - on gourds!

Betty Luckhurst said...

The look like such time-consuming beauty! Wow.

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful creations,

KL said...

Such beautiful decorative gourd. You took a great shot of the whole thing-- the artist at work surrounded by her creativities.

Sherri Cassell said...

What a beautiful image of the gourds, I love them!

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Bella said...

Such beauty, and so unusual! Great submission.