We found a really cute art place that lets you pick a piece of pottery out, paint it and then they fire it for you. It was so much fun. We took the kids up there so I could make a plate for G-Paws birthday coming up. So I searched some ideas and landed on making her hands into a heart and writing “G-Paw has my Heart.”
So we set out for the studio. When we first arrived we were greeted by the owner Lisa DeLosh. I explained to her what I wanted to do, showed her a picture and gave me a rundown on everything in the store. She set JaMonkey up with some paper and crayons to keep her busy while she helped me pick out the perfect plate, the perfect colors and got JaMonkey ready to make a heart. Lisa claims she's a professional when it comes to children and getting the perfect hand print so I stood back and took pictures. JaMonkey loved getting her hands messy, which isn't normally the case. She's a girly girl and doesn't like getting dirty. So after we got her handprint heart on the plate I let her pick out whatever she wanted to paint in the store. She chooses a cute piggy bank. I also let her pick out two colors. So while I worked on finishing the rest of the plate. Outlining the heart and sponging the blue around the outside. Lisa offered to do the letters for me because my handwriting is not the best. It came out great. It was such a joy watching JaMonkey and her friends paint their piggy banks and color while chasing each other around the store. Talk about a heart attack. Kids running around a store with a wall of ceramics. Lisa was great though very helpful with keeping the kids focused.
After we were all done with each colors Lisa put all the letters on and off to the shelf to dry. She then fires them over the next week and called us when they were done. Our G-paw plate was a big hit and she took a picture to put in their gallery. I got a 10% off coupon for our next visit too! I already told hubs I want a hand painted coffee mug for Mothers day…right babe!
It was a great thing to do with the kids. The paint is all non-toxic and easy to clean up off clothes and little funny faces! Earth, Paint, and Fire is located in the Towne Lake community. And you can check out their website here. You can also become a Facebook Fan and catch any specials or classes going on. Lisa told us about a Girls Night where we can bring in a bottle of wine and paint. I'm so looking forward to that.
We invited G-Paw down for dinner to give him his present. She was so excited she rushed to help him open them all right away. G-Paw got us a gift certificate for Portrait Innovations for Christmas (we don't have any family photos, mainly because Mommy is overweight) so I thought it would make a great gift to for him on his birthday. I'm glad he enjoyed all his gifts. JaMonkey had fun making and doing them for him. She just loves her G-Paw.