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Comfort-a-bowl

Last week I painted a pot with my Mile High Mamas friends. A bowl, actually, for my husband to eat from while he’s at work.

He uses it for oatmeal in the morning and soup in the afternoon.

This week, all our works of art had been fired in the kiln and were ready for pickup.

We Mamas decided to post photos of our finished works, so here’s mine. Er, Roger’s.

(1 bowl, 2 views)

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Happy weekend, everyone. May it be filled with comfort food (unless you’re in the southern hemisphere, in which case I hope your weekend includes a tall, cold drink).

Perfect Moment Monday: Bright sunshiny night

I never thought I’d have a perfect moment thanks to a surface cleaner, but this week SC Johnson made one happen. And I get to pass the sunshine on to one of you.

With the theme of “Brighten Your Day / Create a Little Sunshine,” two lovely ladies from Windex gathered together a bunch of Mile High Mamas for a night of pottery painting.

You know how I love pottery painting.

And you know how I love hanging out with my Mile High Mama friends.

The dozen of us were served a yummy dinner and then we were set free in the local pottery shop to get creative.

Roger had asked me to paint a bowl for him to keep at his office so he could eat oatmeal and soup from it (not together).

So here I am concentrating on his comfort bowl, wondering if I’ll be able to finish the third coat of color before the studio closes and all my friends are tucked into bed.

The painting time was filled with face-to-face blogger contact. I learned about Mid-Century Style, when Green isn’t green, the perils of Body Pump, and the perils of having 5 kids home for 5 weeks. Sitting with these funny and smart women was, in a word, delightful.

See more about the end of this evening, and what’s in it for you, on All Thumbs Reviews. HINT:  there’s a giveaway over there.

By the time I got home, my husband and the kids were already asleep and I had NOTHING TO DO!

It was a fantastic finish to a perfect evening.

Images: Crunchy Green Mom

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This past week was a perfect moment sandwich. It started with an afternoon of pottery painting with old and new bloggy friends and it ended by retrieving my artwork from the kiln of the pottery studio.

The Casual Perfectionist, Denver Laura, The Unknown Blogger and Mary Beth (who also documented the session via her camera lens) joined me for a combination of creativity and camaraderie. MB’s son and Tessa also put their painting skills to work.

Here’s the process (courtesy MB):
The Casual Perfectionist‘s spiral design; Denver Laura‘s endless loops, The Unknown Blogger’s sunflower bowl, my cityscape theme.


And here’s the product:

We’ll definitely be doing this again sometime. It’s wonderfully relaxing and fulfilling — just ask my painting buddies.

Edited to add: Click here to see the Casual Perfectionist‘s post about the day, as well as her finished product.

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