Gretchen and I went out Friday night for a girl’s night. Since she’s the crafty one, I thought I’d pretend to be crafty as well and so I suggested we go to a paint your own pottery place near my house and create brilliant masterpieces that everyone would ooh and aah over. Instead, we found ourselves pressing our noses against the plate glass because Yours Truly didn’t call ahead to see if they would even be open, and they had the nerve to close early on a Friday night.
We were undeterred, however, and quickly found another establishment nearby and walked in to discover that they were only going to remain open one more hour. And since I have the attention span of a two year old on speed, I assured Gretchen that there would be plenty of time to execute my artistic vision for the square plate I wanted to paint.
I was very grateful that my artistic vision was greatly enhanced by the samples lining the store that I could shamelessly copy.
Gretchen wisely chose a project that she could complete in an hour.
She painted a little dish to hold her jewelry while she was washing dishes.
And let’s just stop for a minute and admire her perfect hair.
Aren’t those curliques adorable? Take notice. They will be important in about six seconds.
While she was perfectly painting her dish, I got started by squirting out the color for my plate.
And I made sure to waste time documenting the fact that I am occasionally crafty.
I also occasionally brush my hair and wear lipstick and a shirt that fits, but apparently Friday was not that day.
The fun part started when I began applying my dots and curliques because by this point it was 8:30 and the store closed at 8:00. The manager tried to hurry me along to show me the trick to creating perfect embellishments, but really, by this point my creative juices were tapped out and just finishing the blasted thing was high on the priority list.
So, I enlisted Gretchen’s help with the dots but I should have had her paint the curliques, because I did them myself…
and they looked like horseshoes.
Have a nice day.