Oh, for Craft’s sake!

Who says crafts have to have a PURPOSE?  Do they have to be functional?  Sellable?  Usable?  NO!  This works best when you are doing said craft with other awesome people.

I was reminded of this when we went to my mom’s for a little vacation.  When we were growing up, my sister, my best friend, and I would all sit around the table with my mom and talk and laugh and paint little ceramic or wood things.  Random things my mother would pick up on sale at craft stores (haha past tense, like she doesn’t still do this!  She SO does).  Once in a while we would *gasp* make our own plaster creatures using molds.  But the fun was more in the painting and chatting!!  Bonus – mom was up on allll the latest high school gossip!  (or bonus was we got to do crafts?  win/win either way!)

Honestly, I kind of forgot how much fun that was until we were at my mom’s last week.  8:30pm two days before we were set to leave and she breaks out the CUTEST little guys to paint.  I should have gotten a picture of the huge box of paints.  Let’s just say the 4 colors that comes with the set are not sufficient (and not enough paint!) to make cute critters!

All Four

AAhh ok guess which one my artist husband painted and which ones I painted?  I admit it, I was intimidated when he sat down to join us.  He has actual talent, not to mention training!

The best part?  It soooo doesn’t matter!  We had a great time just painting and chatting :)

(ok ok!  in the picture of the four, he painted the 3rd one and I painted the rest!  My mom was too chicken to send me a picture of the ones she did.  *ahem*)

2 Responses to Oh, for Craft’s sake!
  1. csread
    August 31, 2009 | 7:58 pm

    This is such a cool idea! I love the critters and think they all turned out great! I think you are describing a modern day variation of a quilting bee – which served essentially the same purpose of bringing people together to talk while they did something purposeful with their hands. I think creative people need an outlet like this or we just go crazy! Thanks for sharing this Kate!

  2. Karen Cam
    September 18, 2009 | 10:08 am

    wowie I am impressed I would have thought JB did number 4, way awesome. they look storebought!

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