An Artisan's Emporium's Featured Artist for the month of April is retired Person County Sheriff, Ernest Dixon of Pine Needle Creations. As part of his therapy while recovering from esophagus cancer in 2007, Ernest began making his pine needle baskets. He learned his craft from a friend in Atlantic Beach. He incorporates color and sliced walnut shells in many of his pieces. Ernest says, that all considered, he probably only makes $2.00 an hour for his baskets. He currently has many different styles and sizes displayed for sale in An Artisan's Emporium. Ernest's wife Mabel is his biggest supporter and publicist. Come by the store on Saturday, April 14th from 11am-1pm to watch Ernest demonstrate his craft. You will be amazed at his fine craftsmanship.