I often visit Mary at Gettysburg Homestead. When I saw the tutorial for her faux Redware, I thought it looked like a lot of fun. I have always enjoyed painting with acrylics ever since I was a child. My mother always had bunches on hand. It's been along time since I have free handed pictures on to something though. This project was more fun than the others because I baked a bunch of the circles for my girls and we all sat around the kitchen table Friday night and painted together. It was crazy:) All chairs at the table filled, paint flying everywhere (including all over the girls), and everyone seemed to need help brushing, squeezing, rinsing, painting, and drawing. It's a wonder I even got mine done. But, here they are. Black Ware, Yellow Ware, Redware, and Terracotta Ware.
Here's what the girls did. I let them pick their own colors. I expected pink and purple and yellow flowers and rainbows, etc. But they surprised me with beautiful browns and oranges with designs much like their mamma's. So sweet!!! Oldest has the top row~Middle has the middle row~ and baby has the last.
This marathon has been a wonderful journey for me. I really needed to take the time to connect with myself this way. Sometimes a full time mother can lose herself to others (which is really the way it's suppose to be), but we need to take time for ourselves once in a while.
After 4 days of intensive crafting, my house needs the attention now. You know what? I don't mind doing it this time.
Thanks so much for watching me run and for cheering me on. It's been fun to have you along my side this whole time and leaving me such sweet comments.
You are the best friends a blogger could have.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.