I Could Do This All Day and 3 Year Blog Anniversary

Playing with clay and painting-what a great way to spend a day!
On a recent school trip/retreat, the staff and students were encouraged to paint and create several pieces. This bowl was created by the nun running the retreat, and I got to paint it!
 Of course I chose blues and I am very happy with how it turned out.
This piece is much chunkier and primitive, but I had the opportunity to create it from a chunk of clay. I love the wash of colours Sister chose for it (we ran out of time to paint as our bus arrived.)
It is a wee bit lower on one side, but not nearly as much as this picture implies. When I brought the pieces home I showed them to our boys and my youngest (13) said this piece was his favourite because it had 'my fingerprints.' 
We rolled clay and shaped this last piece over a 'pattern' plate.
We had a lovely and relaxing day and enjoyed the staff and students really enjoyed unwrapping all our pieces when they were delivered. I would love to try my hand at more pieces one day. I felt quite hypnotized watching Sister spin a bowl and weave her story. Totally stress free. Have you ever painted or worked with clay before? I'm going to enjoy finding a use for them. 
Today is my 3 year blogging anniversary! 

I'm sharing this with...
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence


  1. Wow. Sounds like a great retreat! The bowls are beautiful.

  2. I love them all Elizabeth! The blue bowl is a beautiful shade of turquoise blue! I have only gone with the kids on field trips to the local pottery studio and assisted but have never made anything myself! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

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  4. One of my daughters is a pottest and she would agree with you... playing in clay all day everyday is the way to go!


  5. What a wonderful day! Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. I bet that was fun. I've only worked with clay in art class in school. To watch someone with a potters wheel, must've been exciting! Your pieces turned out so pretty. I'm sure you will treasure those since they are handmade and have a memory to go along with them.

  7. Happy anniversary! So glad to have gotten to know you through your blog!

  8. Those are beautiful pieces of pottery. I love the turquoise one but the thing with pottery is that every piece is unique and beautiful in it's own way. My daughter made some things at a potter in her city and she gave me a square plate in slate blue which I love. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary of blogging! I hope you have a great weekend.

  9. Your pieces are beautiful, I love the blue bowl, but as your son said, the one with your fingerprints makes it even more special! Happy Blog Anniversary!

    Kat :)

  10. Beautiful pieces, Elizabeth!
    Sounds like a great way to spend a day.
    Happy blog anniversary!

  11. Happy Blogiversary Elizabeth!

    Your clay pieces are beautiful!

  12. What lovely pieces! I've never worked with clay before, but I have painted a piece at a friend's bachelorette party. I have some pieces that my mother-in-law made in a class. They're primitive and "flawed" but that's what I love about them.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, commenting, and following! I'm always thrilled to meet new visitors!

  13. I selected you for a blog award...
    Down to Earth Style. Come see.

  14. Oh how pretty! And it sounds like fun too! ... Happy Blog Anniversary!

  15. Hi Elizabeth, greetings from Northern Ontario. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  16. Happy Anniversary, three years is a long time to be blogging.
    I've never worked with clay, but I like what you have painted and created.
    I love what your 13 year old said about his favorite one, he's a keeper!
    Hugs, Cindy

  17. Congratulations on your 3 year celebration! Good for you!

  18. Hey Elizabeth! Happy Blog Anniversary! Your clay pieces are gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed your time away at the retreat.


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