This weekend, I’m back in my hometown of Bonavista, Newfoundland, with all the traditional scenery: icebergs, fishing boats, fields and oceans. I’m spending time with my family and drawing inspiration from reconnecting with “home” after so long away.
I was particularly inspired by meeting a seafaring relative who’ll soon be off to Greenland on a turbot fishing vessel. I’m designing a large bowl for the Craft Council’s Annual Members Exhibition that I’ll be featured in. Now I’ve found a motif – turbot tumbling in northern seas.
Here’s a shot of me handpainting the fish on the bisqued bowl interior. Thanks to my equally crafty and amazing Mom for taking this photo of the creative process.
Have you ever been to Bonavista? Leave me a comment in the comment section below if you have anything to share or ask. I’d be happy to hear from you!