I was in Lebanon for two weeks and although I loved every minute of it, I certainly missed my daily painting. I purchased this handmade bowl by artist Micha Paniouni at the National Museum store in Beirut. I wasn't sure how it would work in a painting, but I am happy with this first attempt and I think it has many possibilities. The olives and rosemary were picked at a winery in Batroun, Lebanon called Ixsir, a very beautiful place in the mountains. The wine was great too!