Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Stack of Bowls


And so my stack of paper pulp & tea bag bowls has grown. 




This one is thick and chunky and 
I decorated it with a copy of a drawing I did a few years ago. 




I loved the look of the layer or overlapping tea bags in this one,
so I chose not to cover it up with paint. 






This bowl has a number of layers of paint on 
and I really like the texture on the outside of the bowl.






And this final little bowl is decorated with trees from 
a photograph I took a few years ago.  

I love when I can use my drawings or photographs in new creations. 


These bowls have a final layer of wax that seals and protects them. 
They are great for holding collections of stones and sticks
..... not so good for holding soup!

14 comments:

  1. They are simply lovely! I'd love to know your process. Is it difficult? (not that I need MORE things to play with....lol.) :D

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    1. Definitely not difficult.... can be time consuming. I was thinking about putting together a 'how to' sheet. I will email it to you when/if I get it done!

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    2. That would be wonderful! Thank you so much! I'll consider it my Christmas/B'day prezzie!!!)

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    3. I emailed it to you ..... let me know if you didn't get it and i will try again.

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  2. bowl lover here, I really like the paintings inside the bowls and the teabag bowl! so creative

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  3. Beautiful. I've always loved your bowls. Do you have them for sale somewhere?

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    1. Thanks Bridgette! I have been selling them locally, although I have been thinking of re-opening my Etsy shop to sell some there. The problem for me is from where I live shipping costs are pretty high.

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  4. These are wonderful! Where do you sell them?

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    1. Thanks Janine!..... I have been selling them locally, but have been thinking about putting them on Etsy. Although the shipping costs from where I live are quite high, so that makes it harder. Also thinking about putting together a tutorial as lots of people ask me how to make them!

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  5. Kim! Make a tutorial and sell it in your Etsy shop. These bowls you made are a treasured piece of art and as such, due to their dimensions will be pricey to mail but you don't have to be apologetic about shipping costs. Just give the option and let folk decide themselves what they consider doable or not. Believe it or not some don't bat an eyelash about shipping. It's expensive no matter what is shipped. It is the cost of living nowadays and is the norm. Nice to see you AND your work my friend. N, xo 💓

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  6. I would love a “how-too” sheet too on the making of these bowls. Or point me to your Etsy shop. The bowls are lovely!

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    1. Thanks Elisa! My Etsy shop is closed at the moment. I will let you know when I get some bowls in it, as well as when I get my bowl making tutorial available!

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    2. Kim...when you get your bowl tutorial up can you let me know 8f love yo view it please ✌

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  7. Same from me, please email or let me know how and where to find instructions for making these. Absolutely love them! Once again, like in my other more recent post comment, I just don’t “get” the addition of a photo to this kind of art, or on tea bags. SOS. Thanks in advance!

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