Saturday, May 17, 2008

Round Robins: Wooden

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Our challenge this time around on Round Robins is Wooden, a topic suggested by Kiva of the blog Eclectic Granny. I chose to photograph this bowl my husband made from the base of a backyard Euonymus bush that got completely out of control.

Actually, the Euonymous bowl was my second choice. I had a great little theme going for this, wooden red cherries in a cherry wood bowl made by my husband from a tree that once graced our front lawn. Or so I thought. Hubby Dearest came home as I was wrapping things up Friday and proceeded to burst my bubble:

He: "Uh, honey ... that's not cherry." Me: "Whatta ya mean? Didn't you make this out of that tree we cut down out front? The one the carpenter ants drilled full of holes?" He: "Nope. It's from a chunk o' wood a friend gave me. I think it's maple."

Dang. Well, no matter. It's a cool bowl, and the cherries are kinda cute, and I spent hours fussing with the thing. So you're getting these, too:

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As always, there are lots and lots more photos to see over at the Round Robin home page. Be sure to check them out, OK?

16 comments:

Pamela said...

more photo's for me to be wishing I'd chosen them ---
I love the texture

charish said...

Well, let you hubby know I will be sending him wood to make me some bowls. LOL I have lots of oak and maple just hang around here.

Jama said...

That's interesting, making your own bowl from your tree. but I'm eyeing that table? love that old grainy look of the wood.

Jama Hameed
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com

Jan said...

I love the bowl, no matter what it's made of. The cherries are cool, too. Wonderful to be married to an artist.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures !!

Sandcastle Momma said...

The bowl is beautiful! How fortunate to have a hubby that can create something so beautiful. Let me know if he's taking orders - I love wooden bowls! And those cherries are really cute too.

Dragonstar said...

I love that last one of the cherries in the bowl, the colours are beautiful.

Carly said...

Hi Vicki

There you go again, wowing me with your creative spirit! I love the texture and the angles, the lighting as well. And how about that? Making a bowl from something in your backyard? How neat is that? :) My goodness, you have inspired me with this one! :) Excellent entry m'dear!

Always, Carly

Jennifer Robin said...

Great shots! I love the composition of the first one particularly.

Teena said...

Those cherries are really cool!

I played too :)

Steven said...

You've got contrast! These are super and very nice wood work too. Great :-)

Family Affair Photography said...

The bowl is cool - no doubts about it. However I must admit the table just totally facinates me with all the texture. All are nicely done and perfect for the challenge.

Monica

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Excellent shots; I can't choose a favorite. The cherries in a bowl work fine without a unifying theme - and I'm glad I'm not the only one whose husband corrects me on factual details in my blog posts!

Wammy said...

What a cool idea of wood, on wood, on wood. Very creative. And I am with the others, who care what kind of wood the bowl is made of. It is just amazing that your husband can make something out of the trees in your yard. Wish I could do that.

MariesImages said...

NIce images, nice lines & textures~
Marie

Kiva said...

So your hubby is a woodworker too ;0) He must have a great eye for the possibilities of a wood block to make such beautiful pieces. I'm glad you included the cherries anyway even though your hubby "sawed" through that one... (my bad...)