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My good friends at The Life Craft are moving premises, and so they invited me along to a special Friday night of painting pottery in order to say a proper goodbye to their Great Western Road home.

I had never painted any pottery before, but I actually had a really good time. I learned the hard way that it is difficult to paint straight lines on a curved surface but this little tea cup ended up just .. fine.

I’m trying not to be too hard on myself, actually – the lines are wonky and the design feels very token but I’m trying not to be too critical, m’kay? It is amazing how self-critical crafters can be.

The colours are exactly how I hoped they would turn out, at any rate. And funnily enough they are almost the exact colours of the dress I’m hoping to make this weekend.

A few links for you to peruse:

4 Thoughts on “Glazed

  1. I took a painting class last night and it was very hard to not say “This is rubbish” and trash it. With knitting, I have the option to frog or tink back, there’s none of that in painting. I’m viewing this class an exercise in letting go of my perfectionist nature. Or just working with what I have/what I have done.

    • I think most crafters are perfectionists – sadly. Or maybe I’m wrong, but I do see a lot of knitters pointing at insignificant, tiny flaws that nobody else would ever notice..

  2. Thank you to the link to the Russell Brand article. I actually clicked on it and read the article, which brought me to look up Tariq Jahan…..I had no idea who he was…and now I have blogged about him…so thank you…..he is very inspiring…

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