Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Girls Night Out ~ Pottery

This month our GNO entailed some painting, some eating, some drinking, and lots of talking and laughing. But then again, other than the painting part, I guess it's not much different than any of our other GNOs.

To change things up a bit, we decided to take our (rather large) group to Paint A Piece to paint some pottery. We had our own Dish, Dine, Paint and Wine party, where a teacher provided us with step-by-step directions on how to paint this oval polka dotted cross platter:
(Store Sample)

So we armed ourselves with their provided brushes and paints and our own wine and courage, and we tackled this platter like old pros. It was amazing to see how even though we all followed the exact same directions, everyone's looked a bit different and unique:

Personally, I decided I wasn't satisfied with the amount of dots the store's sample had, so I kept adding more and more dots to mine ~ brown dots all around the outline of the cross and white dots where the scallops meet. I also decided to add our last  name to my platter. And you know what,... it turned out really cute! So cute in fact, that many of the girls decided to go back and add more dots and their names to their own.

And so, without further ado, here's my creation:
Isn't it purty? I'm really happy with how it turned out. 

And even though there were some stressful moments (let's not forget my stress from Go Girl Art), I really enjoyed the entire process. We're even considering regrouping and going back in August to make this one:
Wanna come?


Quilly Nilly said...

I would love to come if that's a real invite :) I love your cross platter and did you know I used to do pottery in college - loved it! Glad you guys had a blast.

Liz @ Perfect Chaos said...

Of course that's a real invite, Silly Quilly Nilly!!!! Let's do it! As soon as I get the date we'll sign up. It's FUN!

And no, I did not know you used to do pottery! More reason to get you out there! :)

Krystle said...

Soooooo CUTE!!! You are so creative!! I love it! I also love their upcoming one too =) Count me in, if that's ok!

the shoafs said...

oh guys have the coolest stuff to do. this makes me hate living in the woods. i am super jealous right's all over my face. i'd take a picture and show you, but jealousy is not a pretty picture. ;)

{Jennifer} said...

It is beautiful Liz!!!! Awesome Job!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that cross platter--love it, love it!

Liz @ Perfect Chaos said...

I'll make sure to post something on the blog before the August Cheers Platter so that whoever is interested can sign up. It should be fun! :)

Rachel said...

I soooo want to come. Will you pick me up?

Liz @ Perfect Chaos said...

Why, of course, Raquelita! Anything for you!!!

Anonymous said...

I so love this cross!! I'm having a party. Thanks so much for sharing!

Liz @ Perfect Chaos said...

YAY! You are so welcome! Thank you for checking out my blog :)

You will have a great time and end up with a beautiful platter!

Make sure you post pictures of your finished platter so that I can see.

Anonymous said...

I was going to check out the pictures of your sweet girl at the water park, I had no idea, I was going to fall in love with a platter!