Since this is a T for Tuesday day on Bluebeard and Elizabeth day, I thought I would share some mugs Fi and I painted at a pottery studio that I found on Groupon. The groupons only work for weekdays until 7, giving us less than an hour to pick our piece, choose paint and get to work. What a rush, but still fun. We are already planning on finding a pottery studio where we won't be under such a time constraint. Now for the mugs...
|Fi's watercolor dreams|
I think my elephant mug would be a little difficult to drink out of, but it is a nice container for some art supplies. Above the head is a spot for what we think would be a teabag, but I am using it for a much needed eraser! Next time, we will go in with a plan and more time to complete our projects,. We finished up the night by grabbing a bacon, potato, scallion pizza at Otto's.
The timing on our pottery painting night came on the heels of finishing a historical fiction novel, set in the north end of Boston in 1909. The story centers on four immigrant girls, their friendship and The Saturday Evening Girls Club. I had never heard of this part of local history before hearing the author speak at our local library. The novel weaves together the true story of the club, libraries, immigrants, patrons and art. I enjoyed Jane Healey's talk and the book is a wonderful glimpse into the time period and Jewish and Italian immigrant experience in the 1900s. Jane also talked about her writing process and getting published through the Amazon Scout contest. Jane graciously shared her experiences and suggestions.
|A Redbook Magazine 2017 Beach Read Summer Pick|
My good friend CJ and I had planned a trip into the MFA. After our visits to the Boticelli and Matisse exhibits, we went in search of the pottery which Jane had mentioned being on display.
|Saturday Evening Girls Club pottery at the MFA|