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A Place To Paint

It was the name of a paint-your-own-pottery place only about three miles from my house. Oh how I miss that place. I used to spend hundreds of hours there, painting. It was so relaxing, and so much fun! And once a month, they had “Diva Night”. This was on a Saturday after regular store hours, and you needed a ticket to get in.  They picked a different theme every time, and there was food and refreshments. Diva Night was girls night, no men allowed…. well, I think they were, but none ever came. Sadly, a few years ago, the owner moved and the store closed. There are others like it in the area, although not as close, but I haven’t gone there – yet.

These are some coasters. They match the set of dishes I painted. The sun (recognize it?) was part of a dingbat font and I printed it out in various sizes and then cut out some stencils.

If anyone happens to have this font, please let me know the name of it so I can download it again. I can’t find it anymore, and can’t remember what it was called. Thanks!

7 responses

  1. plainmama

    These are so pretty! And I have always loved your sun! I used to use dingbat at my first job, but I don’t know this font. Hope someone can tell you!

    25. July, 2008 at 08:21

  2. photographybycheryl

    I am not sure of the font either but I’ll give a look…. great job on the coasters. I also love those pottery places although honestly, I never went very often!

    25. July, 2008 at 09:28

  3. Ooh let’s both move back to MD and find a place like that and meet up for Girls night Out. This is EXACTLY what I was talking about yesterday…I need a friend that enjoys stuff like that.

    25. July, 2008 at 09:43

  4. Thanks for checking, Cheryl… and everyone else, too!

    Anjeanette, that would be sooo much fun! Forget MD, though (as much as I would LOVE to move back!!!!). Come to TX… it’s cheaper, no state income tax, and you already have family here! (Then you and your sister can work on the rest of your family together, and get them to follow 😉 )

    25. July, 2008 at 10:33

  5. dalia

    those are so pretty! the one here closed too…:(
    so much fun….

    25. July, 2008 at 21:25

  6. doreen3boys

    You make me jealous, a talented painter and photographer, why do some people get all the talent?

    I’ve never been to one of these places, I always think about taking the boys b/c I would love some pieces for keepsakes, that’s it, we’re going this summer!

    30. July, 2008 at 08:49

  7. Doreen, this doesn’t take any talent… ANYONE can do it! In this case (and the dishes) I used a sponge to apply the paint to the background and the edges, and then my stencil for the sun. Traced it with a pencil first, and then painted it with a very thin paint brush.
    You should totally go!! Be warned though, it’s addicting! 🙂

    30. July, 2008 at 08:53

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