Monday, December 12, 2011

Ceramics Studio Painting

John Michael recently spent a super fun morning at a ceramics studio as part of a birthday celebration for two of his little girlfriends, Eva and Annelies.  We chose an ornament to adorn our Christmas tree.

I loved his concentration and willingness to paint and explore color and texture, using his fingers as well.

I tried to help him keep his colors separate so his ornament wouldn't be a big brown blob. I think we managed pretty well...

As a finishing touch, I helped him put his handprint on the ornament. He chose green.  Unfortunately, I forgot to turn it, so his hand was at the bottom of the ornament, upside down. Oh, well...

I think he was quite pleased with his creation and loved spending some time with his friends.

Today, I picked up the finished piece.

I'm thrilled with the way it came out.  Yes, lots of brown, but plenty of color showing through!

I love the colors!

And, not to be missed... the big, green handprint underneath the ornament.  LOL!

It looks AWESOME on our tree!


  1. I LOVE it! The handprint is like he's holding the ornament in his hand. Nice job, JM! Merry Christmas, Crumley family!

  2. I love it too!!! It's just perfect!!!! I want to do that with the kiddos next year!!!

  3. It turned out awesome! I loved how JM painted it all by himself:). It was such a fun morning.

    Laura Beth

  4. Oh so sweet! Love it too! What a great idea!

  5. I LOVE IT!! I love his concentration. I think you have a budding artist on your hands. ;-)

  6. Aw, he did such a great job! You can see how hard he is concentrating in that one picture, good for him :)

    And I Love the header picture, he sure looks grown up these days!

  7. I love it and the pictures...he was hard at work!