This is a vessel that follows my typical timline for my embellished pieces. I will most often turn a piece allowing the wood to push me in a direction that will allow me to make the best use of this particular piece of wood. I get the piece turned and let it sit in the shop for a while until I decide how I want to complete. This piece was turned and then a couple of months later I sprayed it with milk paint then after another month I carved through the milk paint to reveal the natural cherry it was then topcoated with clear satin spray. The Florida cherry has some of the most beautiful color and grain you will find and as it ages it gets even more patina and color. All of the wood that I use is recycled wood that was headed for my local landfill or fireplace. Even my scraps are used by a friend to smoke BBQ. The size is 8" tall and 4" wide.