The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at
home in the bosom of my family.

-Thomas Jefferson

Friday, November 14, 2008

Artistic Outlet

One of the ways we try to make our together time special is to go on “Family Dates”. Last week we had so much fun at Color Me Mine, an open studio for painting ceramic pieces. We chose to paint teacups for yet-to-be-planned tea parties.

Nick was super meticulous to attain the drippy look along the rim of his cup.

Alli’s teacup went through several phases during our hour and a half session. She loved being there with just the three of us doing what she loves to do—paint. The final stages of her cup were completed using a mixed palette –as in she mixed all the colors on her palette.
I had fun experimenting with the different techniques they had displayed—mixing paint with soap and water and then blowing bubbles, combined with taping off sections to get a clean striped look.
We highly recommend this activity as it is appealing to such a wide audience and it allows for time spent with one another talking and creating something beautiful and memorable.


Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

All of your teacups turned out so very cute! I like the little heart handles on each of them. I've never been to that particular place before, but something similar. We made stuff with the YW in our laurel class a couple years ago. I made a santa candy dish that turned out to look like crap, because I'm just not artistic. It was still lots of fun though!

I. M. Bitter said...

Looks like you guys had fun! :) They look darling.

Marissa said...

What a fun family activity! I love all of your teacups - all so creative. And now you have a tea party to look forward to :)

Lula Mae said...

Those look great! So fun.

Anna Allred said...

I LOVE Alli's teacup! I think I might have to try mixed palette myself. We have a place here by the old Kim Jew studio now on the westside.

And I recommend a tea party at dinner time. We did a dress up tea party once and even Ryan put on suspenders and a hat and I had my boa. Monica put on makeup and her princess dress. She LOVED it! I think we all had a pretty good time.

But great cups. I love all the designs!

mother of boys said...

What a fun activity! I tried the store t-cups that you paint (no firing, no advice) but later read the fine print...can't use them for food. This looks much better.