Monday, October 19, 2009

Creativity Is Not Dead!

At the beginning of the summer, I set a goal to try to be more creative. For the most part, I was successful. However, as with any goal I seem to set, I got lazy, and eventually quit.

One thing that I tried that I got “hooked” on was painting pottery. Our local pottery studio has a “ladies night” once each month, and for 5 months I’ve been going with a group of girlfriends and painting pottery. I’ve missed the past two months because of vacation and conflicts. But last Thursday I returned -- and this is what I made –

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After:



I’m not an ARTIST – but I find painting pottery is very forgiving. I wanted to make something for Halloween – preferably a candy bowl. But I decided “pumpkins” were more holiday-neutral. I have since decided to give this to my Mom for her birthday. Probably the 1st homemade gift I’ve EVER given her in my life!

Happy Birthday Mom!