pottery painting

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jon joined my mom, sister and I for Ladies night* at a paint your own pottery place in the area. Let's just say that Jon was a bit traumatized by the table of new moms painting next to us. They were celebrating their night of freedom from their kids and husbands with wine and very rowdy talk about all aspects of life after babies, poopy diapers, and potty training. Jon is very happy that he and his friends don't have similar conversations together and he is finally able empathize with me about my general disdain for potty talk at baby showers.

Rachel and I picked out cute little cupcakes to paint, my mom free handed her monogram on a flat tile and Jon picked out an adorable little cat bank to work on. We spent most of the night freaking out that we weren't going to be able to finish our painting before the store closed, but we all finished in time with minutes to spare.

We only had to wait a week until our projects were fired and ready...here's the after photos:
mini cupcake
my cupcake dish

cupcake
Rachel's cupcake plate (she didn't want her face in the picture)

Nuku's twin
Jon's kitty bank (modeled after our original kitty, Nuku Nuku, shown in the background). With Jon's new cat bank, we finally have come to the point where it's no longer acceptable for us to bring any new cat figurines into our house. The count right now is at 4 and any more would make us labeled as crazy cat figurine collectors.**

*we didn't realize it was ladies night before dropping into the place...thank goodness Jon is a good sport.
**the label crazy cat people is fine with us

14 comments

  1. i love your cupcake dish. so cute.

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  2. I went to a paint your own pottery place, on vacation once. Andy and I each painted a dinner plate, so that we would have fun dinner plates. We still bring them out and use them from time to time, it was such a relaxing time, I'd like to do it again. Love all of your pieces, and I love how fat that cat bank is!

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  3. I am more of a crazy dog person, but I love that kitty bank... :)

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  4. How fun! I'd have to drag my husband to that kicking and screaming, so kudos to Jon for going with you guys! And I don't fancy the diaper / crazy baby talk either. Blech.

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  5. That fat kitty bank is cute, your boy has some skillz! And of course, cupcakes are fun too :)

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  6. adorable cupcake... but i think that kitty bank is hilarious! love it! well done jon!

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  7. Great job on the ceramics! That little cupcake is too cute!

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  8. ROFL - I can relate to Jon's discomfort - been through it but I'd rather not talk about it! LOVE the cupcakes and the bank, great job. I had to stop people from getting me cat stuff....call me a crazy cat lady, that's fine, but don't get me cat stuff!

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  9. That cat is great! I see the likeness. And Jon must be an amazing sport.

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  10. I take the boys to a similiar shop each year at Christmas. I enjoy it so much! Love your projects!! what a good sport your husband is.

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  11. hahahahahaha! love your ceramics!

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  12. Love your cupcake! Your husband is such a good sport and the cat he painted is very cute.

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  13. oh my goodness- you ladies are professionals! i am wildly impressed!

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  14. oh, goodness i pushed the send button before i got to marvel at jon's cat too! seriously, you all completely put any 'paint your own pottery' i've attempted completely to shame. and hooray to jon for being such a great sport!

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