Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

My friend Faye Chapman, a professional photographer and social activist, volunteers as Chair for World Hunger Bowl, as part of her involvement in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  Held in Laguna Beach, California every November since 2009, this fund-raising event showcases “hunger bowls,” generously created and donated by professional artists, nationally and globally.

World Hunger Bowl patrons bid on these artisan bowls by silent auction, and enjoy delicious bowls of soup and accompaniments, provided gratis by local restaurants. All proceeds benefit at-risk residents of the community who need food and immediate shelter. Find out more about World Hunger Bowl and Faye’s portraits of the homeless, Faces of the Shadows, Life on the Street at:



These are hunger bowls I’ve been fortunate enough to bid on and take home with me:

Pained by Heather Denson of Madison, WI

Created by Heather Denson, Madison, WI, 2010.

Heather Denson’s bowl is inscribed with the words: peace, love, dream, faith, compassion, guidance, strength, nature, and healing, using her trademark Energy Art.

Created by V. Lee Cabanilla, Laguna Beach, CA, 2011.

V. Lee Cabanilla carved this bowl from monk wood, using Hawaiian carving tools imbued with aloha spirit.

Design by Greg Packard, Laguna Beach, 2011

Created by Greg Packard, Los Alamitos, CA, 2011.

Greg Packard’s dolphin-friendly, ceramic rice bowl in dreamy, ocean blue, outfitted with a pair of chopsticks.


Created by Jackie Nesthus, Mission Viejo, CA, 2012.

Stained-glass perfection by Jackie Nesthus, adorned with black-lacquer chopsticks and a tiny, red heart at its center.


Created and photographed  by Guinotte Wise, Kansas City, MO, 2012.

Guinotte Wise’s bowl engages on many levels. Someone else, though 😦 is the lucky recipient of G’s intricate sculpture, which he describes below:

“It’s rather involved and somewhat grim, as it features a skeleton hand reaching through the bowl to an antique-crank adding machine. The whole thing sits on a pedestal–inside the bowl in old sign letters, it says, ‘FILL 2 EMPOWER ME.’  The title for this one is ‘Empty bowls cost far more than full ones,’ and it’s an attention-getter, not a pretty bowl—but then hunger is not pretty either.”

Along with sculpting, G also creates fiction. His collection of short stories, Night Train, Cold Beer publishes this spring.

Visit Guinotte at: http://www.wisesculpture.com/about.html

Post your Circles and Curves pix at:


Stay tuned for 2013 World Hunger Bowl news as it develops.

And as always, thank you for visiting!


27 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

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  2. Josette

    I had never heard of Hunger Bowls. What an inspiring project. My husband is a potter. I’ll pass this on! And thank you for all your recent “likes’! 🙂 Have a great week!

    1. Judy Lesko Post author

      Josette, We would love to have a Hunger Bowl made by your husband for the benefit. : )
      Thank you for passing on the info and for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week!

      1. Josette

        Hello Judy! We are interested! Thank you for thinking of us. 🙂 This is such a great event! We’re really excited. I’m especially interested in the fact that this event’s proceeds are going towards an organization focused on rehabilitation and reintegration.

        Would you be interested in featuring his blog and work as well?

        All the best,

      2. Judy Lesko Post author

        Hi Josette,

        This is so wonderful to hear. I’m very excited as well! Yes, I would definitely feature his artwork and his blog. Would you/he be okay with my emailing some interview questions for the article?

        Thank you both so very much for your help : )

        Warmest regards,

  3. WilderSoul

    So glad you dropped by my blog – I like your take on circles and curves for Cee’s photo challenge which I want to participate in, and had lost the name! So now I have bookmarked it carefully – Thank you! 🙂

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  5. restlessjo

    Fantastic! What a worthwhile cause and such a privilege to own one of these. My post appears very frivolous by comparison. Many thanks for your generous pingback.

    1. Judy Lesko Post author

      Jo, Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed your Circles and Curves interpretation with the Greek and Russian plates and your other stories and photos. Happy Sunday : )


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