Monday, October 3, 2011

"Life is a bowl full of cherries!"

To an artist...
everything is possible.

In this case... life is a bowl full of 
polka-dots and swirls!!

I purchased these 
wooden bowls
at our local thrift store.

They were screaming at me, "TAKE US HOME!"
I swear, I heard them speak.

The bowls were worn and very beaten up.
Yet, something about the different shapes and sizes caught my fancy...
and sparked my imagination! 
That was it, confirmed the deal... 
 these bowls were headed straight to my art studio!

Over this weekend...
I had the chance to work on a few.

Thought I would share my work in progress...
Look at these, I am super excited!
 My decorative re-purposed wooden bowls

I had a wonderful time creating these
look forward to the others, waiting to be re-newed!
I think I'm hooked!

I will keep you posted on the progress of this project 
as it unfolds.
Exciting stuff is happening...
as I am moving forward in my artful journey!
Happy Monday!


  1. I love thrift stores! You scored a great find, and I love what you are doing with them. Beautiful!

  2. Ohhh April... I love these.. that black swirly one is beautiful!! wow... love love love it! Are you taking orders? Love it!

  3. I love old wooden bowls and collect them when I can. I hand painted almost the same swirl on one of mine. Your bowl and mine could be distant twins :)

  4. very cool project idea. thanks for sharing.

  5. They look great! How exciting to transform those old bowls into something so fresh and cool! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Thank you everyone, glad I could inspire you all!
    I do hope, the next time you see a "worn down" abused wooden bowl... you will think differently about it and do something fun with it! :]
    I am going to go back to this thrift store and see if I can salvage more. Wish me luck :]

  7. Just the beginning! Cant wait to see more! Lovely work April x

  8. Wow...these look really amazing! I love what you did with them. They are definitely now works of art!

  9. Thanks, Andria!
    So glad you stopped by for a visit <3