Fired up! A birthday experience

So as I indicated in my blog post “My big fat 31st birthday“, I would talk a little more about my second experience pottery painting. The first time I pottery painted was on a whim while I was living in North Carolina. I ended up painting a mug and chatting with the owners. I found it very relaxing and fun, so I decided that I wanted to do it now that I live in CT.

It took me a while to find a pottery spot close to me. One day while walking on main st in Branford, I found one. The place is called “Fired” up. The shop is very quaint and has a lot of pottery pieces to choose from.

After looking through the pottery for a few minutes, I found a cute little sugar bowl with a top that I thought would be fun to paint.

I feel that pottery painting (or any type of painting) is so relaxing. It gives me a chance to not focus on any worries or cares and utilize the creative side of my brain. I am by no means an artist, but it was fun to paint my version of pink cherry blossoms trees all over the bowl. It didn’t look like much after I finished painting:

However, they took it, “fired it up” and glazed it. This past Saturday I picked it up and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it came out.

I definitely enjoyed this experience and of course I will do this again:)

Have you ever pottery painted? If so, what did you paint? If not, will you try it?

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2 Responses to Fired up! A birthday experience

  1. Yes and I had a blast. I took my nieces several years back and I must go back. I painted a heart dish for my keys and niece Maya painted a dolphin and Bria picked a woman to paint and they all were beautiful. The experience was Priceless. By the way I love your sugar bowl it is so pretty.

  2. brandnewphd says:

    Thanks Ruby! It sounds like you had fun with your nieces:)

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