So this post is not exactly food related, however, it is art on food. Does that count? These beautiful works of art are handmade by my co-worker, Linda (who just happens to also be a wonderful cook)! She’s always trying to fatten us up in the office by bringing in her homemade breads and cookies. In fact, she gave me this sinful recipe and in the near future is letting me borrow her bread maker. I already have a cinnamon swirl bread recipe all planned out that I will using it for.
Linda’s gourd art is like nothing I’ve ever seen before and I had to share it with all of you. I just love how au naturale it is!
Gorgeous right? I’ve never seen anything so unique! This one is my favorite:
She buys dried gourds from the Welburn Gourd Farm and then turns them into these stunning pieces of art. The process of making these is awesome. She makes a hole or cuts open the top with a jigsaw, then cleans out the pulp and seeds. The decorative notches you see in the one above are made from a wood burning technique she uses.
How cute is this little Ringtail?! Sometimes she customizes her gourds to put her customers favorite animal, insect or design into it. The most recent request was for a peacock:
Linda lives in Borrego Springs and as you can see, she draws a lot of her inspiration from the wildlife and scenery in the dessert.
If you find yourself falling in love with these as much as I did, you are in luck because can order one from her! Click here to access her website and contact information or just to see more pictures of her work.
I hope you enjoyed a little twist in our typical food posts! Have a fantastic weekend
From the Little Yellow Kitchen,