Color Me Mine

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On a whim, we gathered together the moms and dads and kiddos for an evening at the pottery paint shop known as “Color Me Mine.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It was my first time and I’ll admit, when I made the reservations–or “booked the studio time” as they say, I was a bit nervous to tell them, first, how big our group was, and second that we had a few kids and a baby. Turned out that they didn’t bat an eye. In fact, the gal said, “Bring ’em. They’ll love it.” And love it they did.

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First, we got to choose our piece, be it bowl, mug, bunny or pirate skull–there was something to make everybody happy.

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Next we choose our glaze pallets…

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from the millions that they had to offer.

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Of course, I was looking for my very own pink and purple. Shockeroo, huh?

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Then we grabbed a couple of brushes and set off…

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To our own little private room.

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There was seriously no rush whatsoever.

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We just took our time…

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and focused…

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and worked…

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and concentrated…

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and personalized…

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until…

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at last, we couldn’t find another bare spot of clay.

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Then, and only then, did we know we were finished.

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We turned our masterpieces in to the nice lady behind the counter. She put them all on a tray and told me I could come back and get them on Saturday.

So that’s what we did.

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Just hanging out creating cool, very, very much us kind of stuff.

Perfect.

Stay tuned for the fired and finished results of our pottery paint fest…it was dang cool.

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10 Replies to “Color Me Mine”

  1. I HEART COLOR ME MINE!

    So much fun! Yes, when you get to work there… you take your time and you end up with all sorts of messy creative ideas! It is just too much fun! I went there for my second visit before we moved to SLC (days before really) and made this amazing butterfly plate (a big circle with tons of butterflies, all shapes, sizes, colors, radiating out in a circle… it was lovely) they all thought so too. The owner of the CMM chain was there as well as a big name in textile design. They came to admire my work- I didn’t really know who any of them were but I was pleased as punch that they liked what I did.

    I asked what I had to do to get my art on the wall. They said to ask the owner, I told them “I’m too shy, I don’t want to presume she’d want this…” But they presumed for me and made a gushing introduction. They agreed I could come back and pay no fee but just design some art and they’d put it up.
    I got busy.
    I never went back.
    I think about it all the time…

    I probably wouldn’t get any new clients for my art just by having a butterfly plate in color me mine down in provo (or is it Orem? I forget) but it would make me feel like some kind of local artistic rockstar (who isn’t really known by anyone but just famous with her friends…lol) to have my art on display in a public place like that! I should contact them. But everything down south costs: hours for a babysitter, an hour drive for me, planning with everyone in the house to have mommy gone without the place falling apart and calling up Color Me Mine to see if they even remember me and will still let me dip into their beautiful glazes to see what creation comes out!

    Despite all that, I still really really want to go! Thanks for sharing this story Launi and adding lots and lots of photos! As you can tell, it touched my heart and made me reminisce <3

  2. cant wait to see the finished stuff! Almost every time I go to Sams we go to a little place there- typically Tyler paints and so I just supervise the kids- the last time sam and I went by ourselves and so I got to paint some stuff too- its fun drinking out of mugs we have designed ourselves- I am not very creative and still LOVED it! how fun to do it as a family!

  3. This looks so fun! I’m sure the kids LOVED it. I can’t wait to see the finished results! πŸ˜€

  4. Do it Rachael– I’ll vouch for you! πŸ˜€ Plus, they would LOVE to have your lovely work to inspire the rest of us.

  5. Oh, it was soooo much fun. And then the fun of anticipating what they would look like in the end. We’ll definitely do it again. πŸ˜€

  6. You guys should totally go do it. The girls would love it! And you’d have some really fun keepsakes when you were finished. πŸ˜›

  7. @Launi,

    I’ll DO IT! haha thanks for having my back- I love you so much Launi, so enthusiastic and loving ^_^

    I wonder if they’d let me do a few? I’d just be so happy to do a full set… just imagine plates, cup, teapot… all decorated with graceful butterflies of all sizes and colors! of course, if I did that, I’d have to make 2 sets because there is no way I would be able to resist having my own <3
    (too bad I'm broke! haha that's ok I'll have more by the time I finally see CMM again…)

    looking FORWARD to seeing the results up on your site!

  8. We had Mallory’s birthday party at place similar called Creativity Art Studio (by Univeristy Mall) last year. It was so fun and we had about 12 kids (7 years and under) with only me and the worker. The kids loved it and had such a great time. I was even able to paint a piece.

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