|Project by Mark||posted 04-24-2013 10:22 PM||2791 views||1 time favorited||46 comments|
A friend that I got to know last year, Sally, saw some of my bowls and vases at another friends house and when she ran into me this morning commented on how much she liked them and wondered if I would sell her one.
Little did she know that I was trying to figure out how to do something nice for her as she has been going through serious health issues. While playing tennis with her husband last night I ask him how she was doing and he said she is in a lot of pain lately. So this morning I took her to our place and this is the bowl she fell in love with and picked out that she wanted to buy from me. My wish to help ease her pain was realized and her smile was my payment, and that to me was priceless. So this is why I feel I got top dollar for this bowl.
It is made from Norfolk Island Pine and finished with shellac, boiled linseed oil and denatured alcohol. It is about 11” wide and 8” tall. It is a piece I finished a few months ago.
I enjoyed turning this bowl, and even enjoyed it more a second time when I “turned” it loose to a well deserving lady. Her smile is worth a few K don’t ya think?
-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun