Chef Bear Bowls

Solid in Function Beautiful in Form

I am Chef Bear and I make wooden bowls.  Beautiful bowls, salad bowls, fruit bowls, everything bowls, your favorite bowl that you reach for everyday. Greener than Green, Righter than Rain, from West Virginia Hardwoods -- I made your Bowl.

Good Problems

I wrote this last night and the cable went out and so I get to revisit this again...  I'm glad for the opportunity.

I recently took a big order down to a gallery I work with.  I always take extras and they usually up the order.  This last time they took every piece I brought, dramatically upping the order.  This is great! but...  I took every available piece I had.  Everything is sold, but I'm out of stock, and that's a problem.  It's a good problem, but still.

At work I'm down two assistants, there is nothing good about that it's just a problem.  We were down one and then I got some apples and the lady that gave me the apples broke her foot after loading my apples in the truck, she was my Assistant manager and while the apples are good her broken foot is a problem.  I've been working a lot and I think the silver lining there is that there has been a huge swing in the work life turn triad of well being.  I've spent a lot more time in the work think stress side and not enough in the peace flow create turning side.   

So I got a couple of hours yesterday morning and went to the shop.  Being out of everything thus needing everything I could make anything and call it being productive.  Last trip to BFM (Bridgeport Farmers Market) I was given some chunks of Maple from Jug Head Ed, a split crotch piece and some spalted stuff...  Anyway this split crotch was firewood with nice figure on it, not big enough for a platter, a bowl would not truely show the figure, then I realized that spun on end grain this would make a decent Utensil Holder, and it did .  

Life has been very full and rich this week.  If not at first readily apparent slowly turn it over and look close and find the good -- it's all around us.

 

Not bad firewood.  Thanks Ed.

Not bad firewood.  Thanks Ed.

Checking in an order at Tamarack.

Checking in an order at Tamarack.

Otis and Sophia looking for the good at Princess Palace.

Otis and Sophia looking for the good at Princess Palace.

All photos taken by me ChefBear, on my iPhone, as life happens.