OK - it's an obsession - I admit it. I like bowls. I like vessels. I like to see them, make them, feel them and hold them.
The last one was my favorite so far, but I'm liking this one too.
This one I am still sort of working on - I've added these square colorful beads to the outside and am trying to decide if it needs a top edging or not. It'll sit for awhile while I think about it.
Any opinions about an edging? Colorful metallic thread? More beads? Let me know what you think.
Also, since I had to sew each bead on by hand I wandered back and forth between having the thread match the bead or the bowl. I chose white thread so that it wouldn't show thru the bowl, and am going to carefully color the thread on the bead to match the color of the bead. Should be fun!
As usual, I have no idea what this bowl will do, hold, or be good for. But it's pretty and we can all use more prettiness around right?
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After I posted this I realized that I hadn't articulated the real reason I like these bowls. First of all...I know how to make them and that makes it easy for me to learn how to play with new materials and new techniques. I don't think I've ever made two the same, I love trying new techniques, new materials, new embellishments. Every bowl is an experiment - I don't think I could take two the same if I tried! I've gone from heavy paper, to brown paper, to wire and to tissue and buttons. I've painted them, and stained them, and wiped and tested, and embroidered and beaded. Basically, I can track my artistic confidence thru my bowls - what an interesting progression they make.
I have ideas that I want to try... based on films of color, and transparent materials. I'm just gonna keep playing!!