Saturday, June 9, 2007
It's My Special Day!
It was my special day last Thursday when I went to a pottery shop in Peoria to paint my very own piece. The place is called "Fired Up" and it's got a ton of unfinished ceramics. You just pick out what you want, paint it up, then they glaze and fire it for you. You really don't have to be an artistic genius to make something that looks great. And they've got little tiles painted with all sorts of fantastic-looking (but easy to do) finishes if you need a little direction. I had such a great time there, I couldn't believe I've lived in Central Illinois for 14 years and never done this before. The other town I lived in, Bloomington, has a sister store (also called Fired Up)that used to be "2 Pals Pottery."
Anyway, I modeled this plate after one my mom had for us when we were growing up. We'd pull it out for birthdays or if you got a good report card, or whatever. I don't think she got the plate until I was a little older (maybe 9 or 10) so we didn't use it for a long time. But I figured with a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old in the house, they'd be thrilled to use it for years to come.
Posted by Nicole at 2:31 PM