Hope you had a productive weekend! I found another website that has some really cool looking lamps: http://inthralld.com/2013/05/calabarte-decorative-carved-gourd-lamps/
The patterns they project are really intricate, and I thought it might be useful for those of you seeking some more inspiration.
I also had time to go to Blick this weekend. If you haven’t been, it’s a pretty big art store with a wide variety of supplies! I’d definitely recommend checking it out.