The Hawkins Family

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pottery Time

I know that I keep promising pictures from the conference, an update on work, and everything. I promise I will get to it this weekend!

But for now, I wanted to tell you about how much fun I had at the pottery place. There is a little shop in this "metropolis" that we live in called Woodbine Ceramics. It is just a store to paint your own pottery. I had never done it and decided that I was in need of some me time. I had the best time! I went with Kathleen. We met at 3pm and were kicked out at 6pm. We have to go back and finish at a later time. Painting pottery is a very patient process...every color you paint has to be applied three times!

My mother-in-law is an art teacher for elementary kids, is teaching art on a cruise ship this summer, and lives for art. Her passion for it is amazing! The whole time I was painting, all I could think was how proud she would be that I was painting pottery.

These past couple of weeks have been very long and trying. (I will write about them later.) There is something about being crafty that puts me in a happy place. I needed the pottery store this week. I recommend this therapy to it is cheaper than a shopping spree and you won't grow out of the clothes or shoes!

I promise to post pictures of the pottery adventure this weekend along with all of my catch-up blogs.

PS--Did I mention that I am learning how to quilt this weekend?! Taris thinks that I need to find cheaper hobbies. (I certainly know that he is "grateful" for Nana's sewing machine mom!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are right, I am proud of you for doing the pottery. A little hint, just paint each color twice. The new "Coats" are better and hold their color. You should be done with your project by now, what did you glaze? Also, how's the jogging (walking) going? Love, Mom in Frisco.