Monday, November 9, 2009

It's all about the Soup...and a Little Painting Fun!

My life has been really busy lately...in a good way. I've been working out more, going out and doing more, playing more and having loads of fun. That explains why my blog has been a bit neglected lately, with very few posts. I'm hoping to squeeze in a few posts this week to catch up on some of the fun.

My husband, daughter and I use to go fairly often to a local place called "Painted Earth" to paint pottery. Life got so busy for a few years that we haven't had a chance to go in quite a while. We sure missed it. Recently, my daughter and I decided to spend an afternoon there. We're really out of painting practice but we had a lot of fun.



We ended up spending over five hours in the studio.



Here's her finished bowl, after firing...



Here's the inside. I love the sunny yellow and all the pretty colors she used...

It takes imagination to visualize how it will look after firing because the colors change so much. Here's a picture of my bowl before...




And, here it is after firing...






My husband painted this bowl a few years ago. I love it!...



My husband loves to use his bowl whenever we make one of our favorite recipes, "Sopa de Tortilla". I saw this recipe on a Martha Stewart show over 10 years ago, we tried it, and it has been a family favorite ever since. His bowl works out so perfectly for this soup that we wanted bowls of our own. The large size is great because this soup is filled with garnishes...avocado, queso fresco cheese, finely chopped/shredded radishes, pasilla chile, tortilla strips, and the very important squeeze of lime. I searched online for the recipe to provide a link. This RECIPE looks like the one. It just doesn't include all of the garnishes. We even add chicken sometimes. We're planning to make Sopa this week to try out our new bowls. I can't wait! Yum!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the bowls! They are soooo cool. I like how you guys can have your own personalized bowls. =)Sounds Like fun! =)

jomamma said...

And when you aren't eating Sopa you can use it to hold your ball of yarn so it doesn't roll all around the room.

Erin and Barley said...

Those bowls are fantastic! I'm going to have to make a trip to this place and check it out.

Sel and Poivre said...

What a talented group! We've done that on occasion and its much, much harder than it looks to get results that are that clean and graphic looking! Beautiful!

Benita said...

You know, I've always wanted to try this. There is a business that does the same thing and I just may have to give it a whirl. Besides, these would make great, unique Christmas gifts. Hmmm...

KarenB said...

These are beautiful! I love to paint pottery. I don't think I'm as good at it as you and Lauren, that's for sure!