One of our neighbors has a huge cherry tree in their front yard. At the base of the tree is a small koi pond. When I drive by I imagine myself sitting under the tree listening to the birds sing and watching the fish swim. Given the room to spread the tree has formed a perfect canopy over the pond. I rushed out yesterday to get the cherry tree photo since I knew rain and winds were expected and thought the blossoms would be all but tattered after the storm.
I was inspired to make a bowl with a cherry tree drawn inside. First I started out with the trunk. Mine isn't symmetrical but it will suffice for my purposes.
Next I added a dark color of pink for the blossoms.
Then I added in the second lighter color pink. Later I placed the round form into a bowl shaped slump mold. I wasn't happy with the shape in the mold, but we shall see.
A. E. Housman (1859–1936). A Shropshire Lad. 1896.