I think that when I feel stressed, I make bowls. In fact, I know that when I am stressed I make bowls. Hence lots of bowls lately! I think I might be almost done, except I have one in the works that intrigues me, so I have to finish it to see what happens. I'm not sure of the significance of the bowls...is it a place to put things or a place to put hope? or keeping things together? I'm not sure, but don't really want to psycho-analyze myself too much. Bowls are not going to hurt anyone, and making them keeps me off the street.
Anyway - these three were made at the same-ish time as the pink one but took a bit longer to completely finish.
Love that musical paper, and a furry top edging - DH ain't crazy about the top but who asked him anyway.
And a gold leaf painted tissue paper inside - I love gold (had you noticed?)
This is a smaller version of the Blue one that Robin bought - I had a few of the round things left over so decided to use them. Actually - they are the white round things that come on pre-filled watercolor brushes and I take them off and paint them gold.
DH is not a fan of this one either - thinks it looks like a helmet. (for what dear - a baby? it's small)
ohh - I just saw an almost face in the next picture - do you see it? Damn...now the things' come alive for me....
The last one is my latest experiment - somewhat successful. You have to remember that just about everything is an experiment to me. I never make anything the same twice. I didn't plan on the lumpiness of the bowl, but like it now. I painted it about 5 colors with wiping/scrubbing in between. The gold hoops are curtain hangers, and I might add more metal somewhere.
with a gold inside - what else???
This next one was a true experiment - I used the Sculpy Ultra light that Pam uses with such success. It was like working with taffy! but way fun. I rolled sheets out and then curled the edges and added leaves, and then painted it inside and out. It's almost done, touches to be added and a varnish but it really was fun to do.
oops - touch up needed - blue on gold...gotta fix that.
The last (hopefully last for awhile) one is a paperclay one, made in thin layers. Many cracks...but it should be fun in the end. I'm going to paint this with an underwater scene, and am actually (unusual for me) going to sketch it out before hand and PLAN what it should look like...I'm hoping the inside with be sky blue, but we'll see.
Hope you enjoy this travel thru Mim's bowl world. What in heavens name am I going to do with all these bowls!