Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Brick Wall Initiation

A few weeks ago, our cohort went to Color Me Mine. When we arrived, I could not decide what to get between all the mugs, plates, and the many animals. Yet, one repeatedly caught my eye; it was a bulldog. After picking him out, the next step was to pick out our colors (which is not as easy as it sounds).

I decided on paler colors and went with a gray for the base, a red collar, black to outline his features, blue and green for his eyes, and a small heart in red. Seeing the finished product, I realized that the three layers of gray paint were not enough but overall, he came out better than I could have hoped.

Considering most of our cohort pictures revolve around a red brick wall I thought it was fit to initiate him into the Brown Cohort with his own brick wall pictures.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Plate? Dish? Bowl? I Don't Know

A few weeks ago, our cohort had our meet and greet in Lafayette. We started off by painting pottery at this lovely little shop called Color Me Mine. Walking in, I was overwhelmed by all the choices they had, and it took me over 20 minutes to decide what I wanted to paint. I was debating between a honey pot and this flower plate/dish. I ended up choosing the flower dish, thinking it would have more uses than a tiny honey pot.

We got to painting, and I knew I wanted to make the dish vibrant rather than pale. So I chose red as my base color. I did a few coats of red, to make sure there wouldn't be any patches in the final piece. Amidst all the drying, I realized I was running out of time and had to rush all the accent colors, which ended up making the final piece a bit sloppy; however despite my doubts, I was still satisfied with the final product.
My lovely plate/dish/bowl

Just a few days ago we finally received our long awaited creations. As expected, rushing the accent colored definitely showed in the final product; the blue and the purple turned to be much more faint than I had actually expected.  Regardless, I am pleased with the final product and my mom definitely appreciated my artwork. I'm just waiting for the next time I can go back to Color Me Mine.