The great thing about traveling is that it gets you out of your comfort zone. Our weekly trips to Gig Harbor have definitely done that for me. Besides taking the time to study TTouch, catching up on Heartland episodes, reading all the books I started and didn't finish, having fabulous date-nights with the husband at wonderful restaurants, and walking along the water and in the mystical woods, I've also been hanging out at a coffee and ceramic shop called Java & Clay.
My first mug was practice, but it fired a much deeper color than what you see here. I would take another picture of it finished, but I didn't want to carry it on the plane so I left it there for now.
My second mug is a travel version. It's done in a deep Red Tuscan, but it looks almost pink before it's fired. I painted two coats of white underneath, and then four coats of the Tuscan Red, then etched the hieroglyphs.
It's a very relaxing way to spend time and the girls who work there are GREAT, but if we keep this travel thing up for long, I'm going to have a lot of dinnerware! As you can see, I have one thing on my mind....HORSES!