A week and a half ago the kid and I went to Wild @ Art to paint ceramics but we had to leave the painted pieces behind so that they could be put in the kiln and fired. And today I went to pick them up.

The kid chose to paint a dragon. She wanted to paint one that was much more detailed and ornate, but it cost several pretty pennies and I felt that she needed something a bit simpler as this was her first attempt at painting ceramics. I think she was happy with that choice when she realised just how long it was taking to paint the simple one! In fact, she mentioned at one point afterwards that she should have painted the very basic horse for her first project!

This was my second attempt at ceramics painting (as a grown-up) but, still, I chose something practical and simple. My little bowl was painted knowing that its sole purpose would be to hold candy. Because I like candy. I’m a bit disappointed in myself because I wasn’t able to stop painting so it looks a bit like an Easter egg now. Next time, I will remember that simple is good, too. In the meantime, I have filled my pretty bowl with Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts. Of course, by the time you read this, the bowl will be empty because I do love my Liquorice Allsorts!

[Here’s a story about my first grown-up attempt, if you’re interested.]

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