Yeah...and ceramics ain't it. I was inspired by Monica H.'s beautiful and artistic creations to show off some of my own. I took a ceramics course my senior year (that's right, it was a year-long course) and ... er ... I wasn't very good. I was okay at the wheel, though I could only make small cylinders, but I STUNK at hand-molding. And glazing? Ha. Ha. Riiiiiight.
Here's a bowl I made for my mom. I sent it home to her and she put it out in the kitchen with some fruit in it, like a good mommy. But when I came home again, it was gone. Banished into the cupboards. I was insulted. But I still love her.
This is the inside, looking down on it (again, excuse the BAD lighting and quality, it's my cell phone camera):
And here's the outside (I flipped it upside down for the picture):
The inside & outside have a mint-green underglaze. The rim is a deep, shiny blue, and the little pink heart in the middle I put in for my 3-year-old cousin Marley, who was in treatment for leukemia at the time. (She's now in remission.) The outside is done with lavender, deep blue and gold glaze sponged on.
So that was about the extent of my talents in ceramics! I made a few other bowls and a (very) lopsided teapot, and it was all fun to do. I'm no beast like Sidera or Monica H., but at least I can do better than a cracked spoonrest, eh, Zanzi? :-)
On another note, I start my new job tomorrow! I'm so excited. I may not post again tomorrow, but I'll let you guys know how it went after that!
Edited to add: Today went great! I drove N., the oldest girl, 40 miles away to her horseback lesson, and back. That was it! She's a really cool, sweet girl and we had fun together. Due to scheduling difficulties, I won't see them again until next Tuesday, but I'll keep you guys posted as always!