Will and I started dating a little over a year ago, and a little over a year ago, I started asking (okay, maybe pestering/bugging/begging would be better fits here...) him to take me to paint pottery. Maybe I just wanted to test his patience, but I'd like to think that my motives were pure. I really just thought it would be fun!
So a little over a year after I started begging, he decided to deliver. For my birthday, Will surprised me with a gift certificate to paint pottery at the local studio/shop. I was so excited!!!
I finally took him up on his offer, and boy, am I glad I did. We had an absolute blast (and I believe Will would second that)!
Will truly didn't know what he was in for when he picked this up...
We picked out a piece, and I started painting. I went with a fun little platter for my classroom. Why not?
But wait, first, I must say that Will did the grunt work. Here he is just washing off the pottery so that the paint could fully adhere to the surface of the pottery. He did get an A in high school ceramics class, you know...
Just trying out one of several brushes he selected.
Finished and ready to be fired. It looks great!
We had a blast, and now I'm just waiting on pins and needles until I can pick it up on Wednesday.
What a fun way to end the first whole week of life in the real world of jobs and being a teacher!!!
And a happy belated birthday to me! Thanks Will!