With the holidays approaching, it's been on my mind more now than ever that I want to savor the sweet times with Beau. I really want to plan intentional ways for us to create keepsakes and make his first holiday season really special. For him, for us, and for the rest of our family. I was set on wanting to get some pottery done with his hand and footprints, so I called up our local pottery shop. It turns out that getting a plate completely done for you can get really pricey really fast, and I was convinced that I could do it.. so off to the pottery shop we went!
I chose a morning where two friends could accompany me to help get Beau's hand and footprints taken care of, and about 20 minutes into our time my mother in law came to pick up Beau so that I could paint the rest of the pieces without worrying about what Beau was up to. This really helped the process a ton! I realized that I really enjoyed creating something different and our of my ordinary daily activities.
The plate that I kept is for Thanksgiving! This is a progress photo, partially done. I could write on the plate in marker and the marker burns off when they fire the pieces.
I also wanted a Christmas ornament for us after seeing they had gotten some in! The other side was a footprint and it says 2016 where the hand says Beau. The studio I went to had a ton of examples there, but I also looked on pinterest. Our studio also had the option of paying $10 per piece for lettering, and names and ages always free. The girls in the studio said my lettering looked great, but in the future having them paint the letters is something I would really consider. I don't have any Easter decorations, so I'd love to do a decorative plate for Easter in the spring, and maybe have them letter it.
I'm really really pleased! Have y'all ever done handprint art? There are so many creative ideas out there!