Monday, March 22, 2010

Painting Pottery Eggs

One of the highlights of last week's spring break was our annual tradition of painting pottery eggs. As we were preparing to leave for the pottery studio, one of Carson's friends called to invite him to play. Now that Carson is a "tenager," time with friends is very important to him, but he turned down his friend without even asking me. It made me smile to know he still enjoys this special family time enough to skip a play date!



I love to watch the children paint. From year to year I am eager to see the color palettes they favor and the techniques they choose. They become so engrossed in their work that you can practically hear each brush stroke -- music to my ears!



I have amassed a lovely collection of pottery eggs since we started this tradition several years ago, and I can't wait to add this year's masterpieces to the display!


17 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

I dearly LOVE this idea! Will you show us your collection?

Rach said...

What a fun tradition! The shark is really creative.

Melanie said...

I knew this post would be coming soon! Every year I look forward to seeing your family's creations! Bea-u-ti-ful!!!! :-)))

Anonymous said...

Melissa, What a lovely tradition! I know your children will remember this forever and forever.

Debbi

Rebecca said...

I love this idea!

Anonymous said...

I, too, was looking forward to seeing the eggs this year :) I do have a question. Can you please tell me what pottery studio you use? I am trying to find eggs this size and can't find any so I was hoping that maybe this studio would ship some to me. Such a fun idea.

Melissa Lester said...

We use Artistic Expressions in Prattville, Ala., (334)365-8990.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Melissa! Appreciate you passing along this info to me. We don't have any pottery studios around here, so I have to find some eggs to paint at home. Thank you for the inspiration! Love your blog! Blessings.
Angela

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Connie said...

What fun for the kids as well as for yourself. I love when I see artistic ability in kids.

Cottage Cozy said...

I am having a "Blue Monday" giveaway~stop by to see~

Thanks...Have a terrific week!

Carrie

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I remember this post from last year! What a fun tradition. Can't wait to see the finished creations!

Auntie Cake said...

Looks like a fun tradition! Those times with family are so special.
Kate

myletterstoemily said...

you always come up with the
loveliest ideas!

i have to admit that i was a
bit relieved when mine out-
grew the easter egg dyeing.

will be doing it someday
with grandkids, i imagine.

blessings,
lea

Kristen said...

What a FUN tradition! I love it!

Leanne Helums said...

What a great tradition. I should start that one with my little one. At least with these eggs, you can keep them year after year.

Kristi said...

Can you show us how you display your eggs? My family has painted eggs the past two years. I haven't came up with a good idea of displaying them.
Love your blog by the way, I am always sending links to my friends who might be planning a party or need a little inspiration.

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