Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wooden Vase

This is the tiny (2 inch) bowl/vase/container that Greg sent me with my order. The original picture disappeared in my post below. How can he hollow out that tiny thing? I am going to visit his studio this summer.
I love his stuff. I think it reminds me of my wheel throwing pottery days.......

♪♫♪ Happy Birthday, Nicole ♫♪♫

No one could have nicer, kinder kids than I do. Well, they aren't really kids - youngish adults. Today is Nikki's 40th birthday! She is a teacher, coach, wife, mother, chauffeur...... All those hats that a young mom wears. She wears them well and I'm incredibly proud of her.

The bowl above should be in her mail box right now. I bought it from Greg Gallegos who has his workshop, Natural Selection Studio, in Haslett, Michigan. Click here to go visit his Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6541634

His wood crafting is incredible and his packaging makes me smile. The lovely wooden bowls arrive in these soft felt bags that his wife makes. I had a picture of the free sample bowl that he turned and sent me, but I seem to have lots of trouble with my blogspot pictures. Sometimes they just disappear. I will add it to another page later.
I forgot to mention the bowl is from a Maple burl. I think that means a knot in a Maple tree or branch. Appropriate for Maple's daughter, don't you think?