Monday, March 19, 2007

A bowl is a bowl...is a bowl..

According to most dictionaries a bowl is a round container, wider than it is deep and holds foods or fluids....That is apart from all the other meanings...shapes, sports, etc. So I took to searching my house for bowls. There are many. But then I also found other "containers" which I find have no boundaries in terms of their function.

I often use this big platter for meat dishes, salads, but I have also used it as a bowl, since it is just deep enough to prevent sauces from dripping over the sides...platter...or bowl?


Next I thought of, was my mother's silver sugar container, I now use as a spoonholder. Since I grew up never asking :" Please pass the sugarpot/caddy/bowl", but simply: "Pass the sugar", I still don't know what it really is, and should I now maybe ask to be passed the spoonbowl?

The third find in my home was the bird bath. Although it is frequented now by the birds for bathing and our cats for drinking, it did in its newly bought years serve us humans of the house well as a fruit bowl al fresco style.

Birdbath, spoonholder, platter, bowl...it is all in the eye of the beholder.

17 comments:

karen said...

Very nice line and wash, Ronell!

phthaloblu said...

These are really nice! Great job!

Teri C said...

Really nice bowls! You did a great on all the bowls.

Linda said...

Great, great, and great! Wonderful highlights, which makes them just zing! :-)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gosh these are good but I especially love the top one. It's funny how you can see the skill involved more clearly in the most simple of images. Gorgeous. What medium did you use?

SCquiltaddict said...

Very nice work...love the wash

Christeen said...

These are so beautiful- nice work!

Sydney Harper said...

Nicely done! They are all lovely but my favorite is the third one.

Africantapestry said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments..
Andrea, my mediums were pen and just plain old black watercolor.
Ronell

caseytoussaint said...

wow, you've been busy! I love these ink and wash drawings you've been doing - I agree with Andrea - they're all really good, but the first one is a stunner!

Emma Pod said...

These are all beautiful! It's amazing what can be done with variations of just one color.

Lin said...

GORGEOUS! Those washes are just scrumptiously done!! BRAVA!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Beautiful Bowls! There's just something about the first one, the simple one, that I really like. :)

Africantapestry said...

Thanks again for the encouraging comments...they really inspire me to keep working at it!
Ronell

Deb Salter said...

Your use of wash is just magical!

Africantapestry said...

Thank you, Deb..."magical" does make my heart go completely wild!
Ronell

"Maggie" said...

I just love this sketch of the spoon bowl-beautiful. I have one too sitting on my table filled with silver spoons we use every day.