Photo by LAREfurbish on Etsy
If you've read the little blurb on the left about why this blog is called Bijou Lovely, you know that this blog was named after my great grandmother. She was a talented artist who worked at the Munising Woodenware Factory in Munising, MI where she painted wooden bowls with flowers, ivy leaves, fruit, and other designs (the bowl shown above is one of hers, I just found it while writing this post and immediately bought it!). My grandmother also worked at the factory for a while, making wooden clothespins.
Obviously, this was the perfect project for my cousin Brock, since the area and the factory have such deep ties to our family. He finished his "The Big Bowl" sculpture over the 4th of July weekend with the help of the public and some other family members. I'm biased of course, but I think it's pretty awesome!
Photo by Brock Rumohr
Here's a little video documenting the process.