I have never felt that I was particularly creative. I dropped art at school as soon as possible but did enjoy studying graphic products or whatever it was called in my last two years of school.
I do love photography though which is quite creative but I always avoided anything where I had to design or make something.
Earlier this year my friend Naomi (who I believe feels the same way about creativity as I do) and I had a go at a polymer clay workshop when we were in Darwin. It took quite a few goes of re-rolling the clay to get anything near what I had envisioned in my mind but I was quite happy with the finished result for my two necklaces. Naomi’s final product was also gorgeous.
After moving to Brisbane I spotted a two hour painting night voucher on Groupon. I don’t know what possessed me to buy the vouchers but I did. I went with our two lovely American friends who also live in Brisbane. We were painting the picture below:
Mine looks like a much zoomed in version of the original painting but we actually have the final result up in the kitchen as I was quite pleased with how it turned out. E & L’s were very lovely. I managed to use all the paint given to us plus whilst everyone else used the amounts given to them at the start!
Feeling, perhaps overly, confident about my artistic prowess I purchased a two hour ceramic class voucher from Groupon (it is becoming a running joke amongst our friends that I am a bit of a Groupon addict, I would argue however I just purchased yoga socks from the site and currently do not partake in yoga) for me and the Aussie. Fortunately for the Aussie, Naomi relocated to Brisbane so we used the voucher and went along for a very fun evening at the Ceramic Studio in Indooroopilly.
We learnt about the pottery process which was really interesting before sitting down to paint. I selected a mug and Naomi selected a vase. We chose a type of paint which has crystals in it. When heated the crystals explode and create an amazing pattern across the pottery.
I really love the final product for my mug. The crystals exploded beautifully and the pattern is so pretty. Naomi’s vase also looks beautiful but she hasn’t seen it yet so I won’t post any pictures.
Now onto my next artistic endeavours! What should they be!?!