Basket Workshops

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 10 am to 3 pm Swirls of Color Heritage Museum
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 12 pm to 4 pm Utensil w/double twining Camp Gulf
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 12 pm to 4 pm Butterfly Wing Camp Gulf
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 10 am to 2 pm Pine Needle Basket Bayou Arts Center
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 10 am to 3 pm Chasing Rainbows Heritage Museum
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 12 pm to 4 pm Cherokee Wheels Camp Gulf
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020 10 am to 2 pm Sleepy Hearts Round Bayou Arts Center
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 10 am to 3 pm Market w/Josephine Knot Heritage Museum
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 8 am to 8:30am TBD
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 am to 2 pm Spiral Up Cage Bayou Arts Center
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020 10 am to 3 pm Cherokee Wheels design Heritage Museum
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 10 am to 3 pm Braided Fruit Bowl Heritage Museum

Watercolor Classes

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 12 pm to 3 pm Towels on Deck Camp Gulf
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9 am to 12 pm Cabbage Patch Community Church
  • Friday, January 17, 2020 12 pm to 3 pm Rolled in with the Tide Artful Things
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9 am to 12 pm Just Hanging Around Community Church
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 12 pm to 3 pm Sneakers Camp Gulf
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 9 am to 12 pm Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 10 am to 1 pm Heritage Museum
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9 am to 12 pm Welcome to the Past Community Church
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Reel Fun Bayou Arts Center
  • Thursday, February 6, 2020 12 pm to 3 pm Perched at Sunrise Camp Gulf
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tropical Vacation Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Fish Face Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tulip Time Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Bird Houses in a Row Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Beach Music Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Jelly Fish Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Café Corner Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Incoming Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Café Corner Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Dolphin Chatter Bayou Arts Center
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm TBA Bayou Arts Center

Locations

  • Bayou Arts Center contact Lee Greene at 850-622-5970. $30 members/$35 not-yet members.
  • Heritage Museum in Valparaiso, call Kathryn Wene to register at 850-678-2615.
  • Topsail Hill Preserve State Park at the west end of 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach - $35. Reserve online at topsailparkfriends.org or in person at the Camp Store 8am to 5pm seven days a week. Parking is free. Note: May 25 - Sept 5 admission to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is FREE courtesy of a partnership between the park and the Walton County TDC.
  • Camp Gulf contact me for information. Carol Dickson 850-622-0209 or 850-368-3739 or email me at cdbasketlady@yahoo.com
  • Community Church contact me for information. Carol Dickson 850-622-0209 or 850-368-3739 or email me at cdbasketlady@yahoo.com
  • Artful Things Niceville, FL - contact Share Norville at 850-729-2600
  • Center for Lifelong Learning University of West Florida - contact the office of CLL by e-mail at cll@uwf.edu, or call the CLL office at 850-863-6548
Thank you for visiting my website! I call myself the Watercolor Weaver to incorporate my two passions, painting and basket weaving. I learned to weave baskets 25 years ago, in 1983, when we lived in North Carolina and loved basket weaving after my first basket was woven. It was one of those things that turned a hobby into a business for me and I enjoyed every minute. My greatest joy is teaching basket weaving to others and seeing the delight on their faces when they complete a basket in a few hours.

It was 22 years after weaving my first basket that I took my first watercolor painting class. Again, I was hooked at the completion of my first painting. It was difficult sleeping at night because there were so many ideas running through my head for paintings and basket styles.

My husband, Rob, and I live in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and everywhere we look there is a painting in the making. The beach, the water, the birds and the people lend themselves to a successful outcome. Some of my baskets are embellished with shells, driftwood, seagrass and other natural materials found in the area. Some of my favorite paintings are of the beach. The white sand and the emerald green water are truly beautiful.

Most of my baskets are original designs coming from requests of those looking for the perfect basket for the perfect spot, or one of those designs I have in my head when I should be sleeping! I love to design a basket that will match a person’s décor or an Easter basket keepsake for that special child or grandchild.

If you receive a wedding invitation in the mail and are looking for a special gift for the special couple, I would love to paint a scene on the invitation that can be framed and given back as a keepsake. So many newlyweds have said that their painted invitation was the most special gift they received. Take a look at some of the painted invitations on my website. My original watercolor paintings are available framed or unframed. Prints are also available.

Classes in basket weaving and watercolor painting are available for individuals or groups and we have a great time!

Enjoy taking a look at what is available and have fun shopping!

Americana
This basket is decorative for any patriotic celebration. Can be used for flowers, holding mini...
$30.00
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Between the Dunes
11" x 14"  Original watercolor with mat 
starting at $2.00
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The Beach Chair
11" x 14"  Original watercolor with mat  Also available in custom school colors. Please...
starting at $2.00
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Pine Needle Vase
Vase shaped pine needle basket with an extended tall rim.  Embellished with a philodendron sheath...
$65.00
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Large Tote
This basket is large and can carry towels, magazines, sunscreen and drinks and snacks to the beach....
$45.00
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Painted Wedding Invitation
A unique wedding gift for any bride and groom.   You will be asked to send Carol an original...
$55.00
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