For just the second time in the last three years, I decided to put my creative skills to the test to paint a bowl. 

Ok, I need to clarify that I’m not the best when it comes to visual arts. I grew up with choir, drama and musical theatre but that’s a different art form altogether.

Painting and drawing haven’t always have been my speciality but I wanted to take part in this fun day to support the Airdrie Food Bank’s Empty Bowls Festival at Color Me Mine.

empty bowls painting derek craddock

The last time I painted a bowl was 2 years ago when I attempted to paint two Maori Designs from New Zealand on a bowl (see picture on the right). Overall I was quite impressed with how it turned out. 

This year I wanted to try something different but not too complicated. For some reason, I had the thought of painting wings. Why? I don’t know, it could be perhaps that I will soon be the father to twins, so the wings could definitely symbolize my two angels :)

Of course, with many of my artsy projects, it didn’t turn out 100% like I imagined but I was actually quite pleased with the final product.

Now that it’s done the final steps will be to put the bowl in the oven to be finished and later to the auction at this year’s Empty Bowls Festival.

Have a look at the timeline of taking my bowl from a blank piece of ceramic to a subtle piece of art.

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