Friday, February 17, 2012

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

19 comments:

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

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  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!

    ~Bliss~

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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 :)

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

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  11. Happy Blogiversary Elizabeth!

    Your clay pieces are beautiful!

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  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!

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

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

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  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
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  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

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

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

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