Color Me Mine
As part of Kristin and I’s Mother’s Day gift to my mom, we took her to Color Me Mine, “the paint your own pottery studio.”
When you walk in there walls of pottery that you can choose from to paint. Anything from bowls, mugs, and plates, to piggy banks, picture frames and decorations. You pay $10 ($7 for kids) as a “studio fee” which covers all the paint you need, unlimited time in the studio, brushes and their help with whatever you need. There are stencils, stamps, tape and more, to help you get your creativity on!
After you choose your piece, you pick out the paint colors you want. Depending on the piece you get a few small blobs of color or one huge one to cover a lot of space. The colors look different when you paint them on from when they are glazed and fired, so they have a wall that shows what the colors will look like after. It’s kind of hard to picture your finished product, but that’s part of the fun!
After you’ve painted 3 coats of each color on your piece, you’re done! You leave your masterpiece to be glazed and fired and then come back and pick it up in a few days.
The day we went, I was having a bad day. On my walk that morning with Ry, it was hott and humid (as usual) and I was breathing hard by the end of the walk. This always puts me in a bad mood for the obvious reason- I’m only WALKING 2 miles and I feel out of shape. Two miles is shorter than my shortest easy run when I’m running (4 miles). I know I shouldn’t let things like this get me down, but they do.
Anywho… I couldn’t decide what I wanted to paint. I knew I wanted to do a mug, but couldn’t figure out what design. My creative juices just weren’t flowing. I initially wanted to write “Like A Boss,” my marathon motto, on one side and 26.2 on the other, with OTQ (Olympic Trials Qualifier) inside the mug for motivation. But then I threw myself a pity party and said I won’t be able to run for another 5 years so I wouldn’t even put the mug to good use. Oh how pessimistic I can be sometimes, haha.
I ended up using skinny tape to make a fun geometricy pattern? Not really a pattern, but hey, I LOVE it! I’m really happy with how it came out, despite my lack of creative mojo that day. I used it this morning for my cup of joe! Kristin hand painted a chevron pattern onto an oil dispenser. It came with a metal pourer that fit on the top. I love her colors!
There are locations ALL OVER, so if you like what you see and want to try your hand at it, find a location near you 🙂 And NO, I was not compensated for this post, we just had a lot of fun and I want to pass along the fun times! HAPPY FRIDAY!