I had the opportunity to go to the Seattle Garden show at the convention center a few weeks ago for the first time. We were there four hours and saw half so it looks like I need to try to get up there again next year.
The only bad thing was we took a van from Jubilee so there wasn’t a lot of room to bring stuff back. But then I found out that a lot of the booths ship things so not so bad after all.
One of the displays was metal folk art from Haiti. They have a website at
www.itscactus.com I bought a piece and intended to hang it on my fence but once I got it home it seemed to want to be inside. And since I had a perfect place …..
The pieces are made by Haiti artisans who use cast-off 55 gallon steel drums. They pound them flat, clean and sand them, then the artist chalks his design onto the metal. It’s heavy, tedious work of cutting out the pattern with a hammer and chisel.
The pieces are suitable for indoor or outdoor. I love mine. Since I’ve downsized I really pay attention to how much work it is to dust a piece. This one is easy a light swish of a duster will do it.