Friday: Friends Who Play Together Stay Together and Throw Clay at Each Other

21 Feb

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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You know what’s even more fun than playing all day? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s playing with your good friends, sharing food, ideas, chatting, and learning new things.

Yesterday was a fun play day for me. It started out with an exhilarating Zumba class with Diane, a long walk in the chilly afternoon, dinner with my friend, Lynne, and a fun clay class in the evening with friends.

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(L to R) Wendolin, Sherry, instructor Laura, Terree and Lynne.
Several girlfriends met at SPARC, a fantastic artist facility that offers pottery and many other art classes in the historic district of McKinney. Laura Canfield guided us through several clay hand building, glazing, carving, and playing with clay techniques. We are all artists, but none of us experienced in clay or pottery. It’s always fun to create something new and broaden our horizons. And no, we really didn’t throw clay at each other. Maybe next time.

What I love about the art community in McKinney is that so many talented people offer to share their talents and experience with others. We learn so much from each other, but most importantly, we have so much fun. We have become good friends.

Here are some of our playing with clay photos. Thanks Laura.

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My 3 tiles on the left and Sherry’s trees on the right.

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We all worked on some larger projects. I forgot to take pictures of them all, but here is the cross I made. It has to dry and be fired. Now, how to glaze???

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“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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4 Responses to “Friday: Friends Who Play Together Stay Together and Throw Clay at Each Other”

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham February 21, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    Beautiful crosses, Toni. Lovely to know how to play and how to keep friends who will also stay young, and not give you the look. 🙂

    • toniandrukaitis February 21, 2015 at 4:03 am #

      Thank you Miss Brenda. Yes, fun friends and fairies keep is young. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Yoshiko February 21, 2015 at 5:35 am #

    I wish to have such friends

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