Donna Banfield

What I Accomplished When I Quit TV

This bowl was selected by one of my turning clubs, A.R.T (Association of Revolutionary Turners) Massachusetts, to represent the club chapter in the AAW's 25th Anniversary Exhibit. Specs.: Cherry bowl, 7 3/4" W x 3" H. Leaves were cut using a sharpened 1B tip woodburning pen. Stimpling done with the Presto NSK handpiece.

What I Accomplished When I Quit TV
Donna Banfield, Feb 15, 2011
    • James E Gaydos
      Very nice Donna,
      I got rid of the Dish in October 10 and set up an antenna, now the only thing I watch is Netflix movies, and that's not very often. TV has really started to bore me.
      Jim
    • Chuck Jones
      Donna, I love the piece. I have looked at it several times since I saw it on another forum this morning. But I'm going nuts trying to get the hang of drawing those leaves spaced and balanced similar to the way you have them. Looks a lot simpler than it is. I don't think there is any danger I will be making an exact copy of your work any time soon. :)
    • Donna Banfield
      @ James - I wish I could dump cable, but I get nothing where I live, even the local station in town. No antennaes work, and I still watch the news, and an occasional special.

      @Chuck, it is much simpler than it looks. If you practice using a woodburning tip, you eventually can work it as well as any turning tool. It just takes practice.
    • victortmina
      spectacular Donna
    • Donna Banfield
      Thank you Victor. Will you be at the Open Turning mtg this weekend?
    • odie
      Very nice, Donna......

      Been two years since I watched any TV!

      None, zip, zero, nada......heh,heh,heh!

      ooc
    • Lou Carbone
      Donna that is an amazing piece.
    • KurtB
      Can't wait to see what else comes from the no TV approach!

      Turning of the Week, 03-14-11
      AAW Home Page Photo
    • Donna Banfield
      Thanks Kurt. I am humbled by the selection.
    • Judy Kingery
      Donna, yes, this is definitely a favorite for sure; I love this piece. Everything about it, texture, color, balance, shape, you name it; it's outstanding. Good choice, Kurt!
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