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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

DAY 24: Pottery painting

Glazed Expressions
 Today I ventured to a place called Glazed Expressions in the Lincoln Park area to create a little masterpiece on a piece of pottery.  This wasn’t on my original list but I keep adding things and I got invited to go, so I figured why not!  I would consider myself a crafty person and I love any opportunity to create something purdy.  In college I paid my sorority dues by painting paddles, pillowcases, picture frames and anything else I could paint crowns, bunnies or strawberries on.

The place was really cute and had every kind of pottery you could think of!  I chose a star of course because they are my fav. Obviously painting a star isn’t really a soul searching activity, but I it was so relaxing and therapeutic.  I had a lot of quiet time to think and while I was painting my star I reminisced about some of my funny crafty moments as a kid.  When I lived with my grandparents and my mom in Waco, I liked to decorate each Christmas with homemade paintings and ornaments.  My favorite thing to decorate with was glitter! (I still love glitter)  I used glitter in every single picture I made, but it just wasn’t enough….so I sprinkled gold glitter all over the house.  ALL. OVER. THE. HOUSE.  In the carpet, on the furniture, on the piano keys and probably even in my hair.  I was so proud and thought it looked so beautiful and festive, boy was I wrong.  My aunt (who was a complete clean freak) was there and completely flipped out on me!  Luckily this incident didn’t deter me from using glitter in the future.  I don't care how old I get, I will always love glitter.  Unfortunately they didn't have any to use today, but if I need some, I am pretty I could still find specs of gold glitter in random places at my grandparent's house!
It took me over two hours to finish my star because I wanted it to be perfect.  I used the brightest colors they had and adorned it with the number 30 to commemorate my upcoming birthday.  I realized that I am an instant gratification type of person....I have to wait a whole week for them to fire and glaze it!?!  Bummer!  I can’t wait to see it when it is done and all the bight colors show through.  I will post an updated pic when I get it! 

My star!

I am really looking forward to my cooking class tomorrow.  Hopefully I can learn some new skills because I am seriously lacking in that department!


carissajade said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I almost forgot that you covered, COVERED our grandparent's house with glitter. I would bet a million dollars there is still glitter in that room. I love your decorations and you have always made me so happy with every design. It's wonderful and Im so happy you still have a passion for it. I love your star!

Maricar said...

Pottery Painting Parties considered as an artistic activity that supports improving the creativeness and artistic aspect of the person especially for those individuals who are entirely incline to pottery painting or any art related painting aspects.