Friday, October 17, 2014


It has been one of those days - people and community came before art - on a number of occasions throughout the day.

I had intended to make 4 sets of Daily Leaf Words - my daily inspirational words sets but with word leaves instead of flat metal. By day's end (note the setting sun in the photo below) I had made the 4 bowls (plus a little aside bowl for a couple of friends); but had not finished the inspirational leaf words.

©2014 Barry Smith - Bowls at sunset on the handrail of the car turning deck.
A few photos of the emergence of the bowls.

©2014 Barry Smith - Marked and anvil hammered bowls
©2014 Barry Smith - A last annealing before final hammering with wooden hammer
And a couple reflecting the setting sun. The Daily Leaf Word bowls are about 110mm in diameter.

©2014 Barry Smith - High shine amidst the rusted metal
©2014 Barry Smith - Lovely pattern showing through - last bit of polishing to do.
As it is Friday the day will be celebrated with a glass or two of red.


  1. Busy, busy, I am sure you enjoyed that red.

  2. Reflections are beautiful, B! Your choice of backgrounds for your photos is inspired.

  3. Love the contrast of the sparkling shine on the bowls and the rusted surface they sit on... and sun (?) reflecting.

  4. Hi P, C and VA - your visit and comments are much appreciated as is you feedback on the bowls. P - well you can say I'm not bored - and yes the red was enjoyed. C - reflective bowls in many ways. I thought the setting sun on wood and the bushes in the backyard was too good to miss. VA - as you say a love combo - slier shine, sunshine and rust shine - way to go. All - go well. B


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.