Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mothers' Day Activity

The granddaughters invited me to sleep at their house last night which I did. This morning we had a lovely, easy morning together as their dad bustled about in the kitchen making breakfast for us all. Then all the family females went to The Painted Earth, a pottery painting place.

I had never been to such a place before. It is delightful. They had all sorts of white pottery objects from animals, to platters and serving bowls of all sizes, mugs, signs, and tiles of various shapes. You chose your object, gathered your paints and set to work. We had brought snacks as our reservation was at noon so it was both necessary and fun to nibble (in lieu of whistling?) while we worked.

The objects take at least a week to fire. Mandy will bring me my platter when we all meet at Jake's graduation. At that point I will show you a picture of the finished product. For now this is the only photo I have.

I'm sorry it is so dark. Can you at least tell the mug she has chosen has a sea horse handle? She painted the sea horse yellow and the mug sea blue with shading and green seaweed rising from the bottom. Her mother also painted a mug and her sister a seashell shaped box for her dressing table. I had a great time because it was an activity I could do with the girls and not just watch, like soccer and swimming and dance lessons. All of us worked diligently and intensely for three hours. It was a definitely delight day!

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