My friend Laurie set up a Girls’ Night Out at The Mudpie Company and brought her amazing brownies. She could have set us up in the middle of a parking lot somewhere and the brownies would have made it a special night. I love that she also brought grapes. She’s crazy healthy, does yoga, and exudes goodness. Whenever I’m with her I want to be my best self. It was nice to paint and chat with some amazing women with such diverse talents. We covered some down-to-earth topics that remind me why it’s good for women to get together regularly for these such occasions. Girls’ Night Out is sacred.
The location of this paint-your-own pottery studio is on one of the cutest Main Streets ever. I really like the small town feel of the restaurants and shops there even though I’ve never eaten or shopped there (unless you count the Chick-Fil-A that is just down the street). We did sign the closing papers for our house in this Town Center, but that’s about it. This was my first time painting at The Mudpie and I hope to go back when funds allow until I have a cupboard full of Mocha Mugs like the one I painted.
I’m pretty happy with the way it came out. I did learn what not to do (scratches will show) and what to improve on (more coats to hide the brush marks). But mostly, I love the shape and size of the cup! It can fit two cups of hot water and two packets of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate without spilling over. I can drink hot chocolate in any weather. It’s my favorite… right up there after strawberries. Swiss Miss is the brand of my youth, but I’ve recently discovered Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa. My friend Brooke gave me the Hazelnut flavor for Christmas and it maybe lasted a week. (For those of you not affected by the economy, please feel free to click the link and buy me some.)
Another thing I like about my mug is that it was painted while I was thinking about Grandma Pudge. Josh’s maternal grandmother passed away on the same date I painted on the bottom of my mug which is surrounded by hearts. Now when I indulge in one of my favorite treats, I’ll think of her. I like to think that she approves… she was cool like that.
Posted on June 10th, 2009 by trish
Filed under: Artsy Fartsy