Posted on December 29, 2011
My gourd art focuses primarily on vessels, contemporary pieces, and masks. I purchase gourds from local growers. I prefer to clean them myself and thereby preserve the mold patterns in the cleaning process. I cut and carve gourds rather than paint or wood-burn them. I use leather dyes primarily and natural accents such as pine needles and walnut shells.
Posted on October 1, 2011
I am a hand crafting artist. I produce items made from corks: Texas-shaped trivets, boot-shaped wall hangings, wreaths, Christmas trees, ornaments and hat racks all with wine corks, I sew cotton wine gift bags, other gift bags and beaded wine charms and wine bottle toppers. Sometimes I am able to produce antique or vintage wine items in shadow boxes as I come across those items.
Posted on March 9, 2011
1441 Salem Road, Brenham, TX 77833 Telephone: (979) 830-VINE (8463) Fax: (979) 277-9218 Website: www.pleasanthillwinery.com Jeanne and Bob Cottle, Proprietors Visitors are welcome to tour this countryside vineyard and winery. Tours begin and end in the carefully constructed barn at the top of the hill. Spend some time studying the corkscrew collection and winery artifacts. The tour will take you through the path of the grape as it makes the wondrous transformation from vine to fruit to wine. In the cellar, you will experience the sites and smells of the wine-making process. In the tasting room, you will be able to sample the results of the wine-growing. Please join us in the rolling hills of Brenham to taste the wine traditions of the Zaffiro and Macedonio families. Our gift shop offers wines and souvenirs for sale. Wine Tastings 2015 : Blanc du Bois, Sweet Collina Rossa, Sabernet Sauvignon 2008, Portejas Blanco, Collina Bianca.
Posted on February 3, 2011
The Vineyard encompasses approximately 30 acres of grapes, providing area residents and visitors spectacular vistas from home sites and the tasting villa. A combination of red and white varietals, including Norton/Cynthiana, Black Spanish, Cabernet and Blanc du Bois, were planted in the spring of 2007. Wine Tastings 2015 : Forte 2010, Socrates, Roma 2011, Aura 2010 www.thevineyardsatflorence.com