The excitement of this day must have seeped into my sleeping hours because no sooner did I go to bed (at 12:30) and to sleep, I was awake an hour later and couldn’t drop off again for the longest time. I seemed wide awake and that seldom happens to me. I didn’t want to wake my bed partner up but tossed and turned for at least an hour.
|And the budding artists are ready for class|
Next thing I knew, it was approaching dawn and when I noticed Donna getting up, I got up too. It was 7 am. Our morning ritual was a little different because we weren’t eating brunch here at home. We had our morning brew and got cleaned up in our oldest clothes. Today, we were meeting Wendy at the Artist’s Co-op Workshop downtown Owen Sound. We were all signed up for a pottery class at 9:30 with Michelle.
|Prep, the wheels, some finished products, and suggestions|
This was a first-time experience for 4 of us and we were all so excited. We started on the wheel and each made 3 pieces. I was pleasingly surprised with our accomplishments and even though some were a little ‘wonky’ they came out quite good.
|We watched Michelle's instruction|
and thought "No way!!"
|But soon enough, I was making my own little dishes|
|And everyone got into it|
Then we moved to the table to work on some hand-crafted pieces. This is where the real creations began. Michelle was very generous and allowed us the full 3 hours and as much clay for as many pieces as we wanted.
|We moved to the table and made more pieces|
|This was a hoot! I loved the pottery class|
We left a little dirtier at 12:30 than when we arrived and left our pieces with the Co-op to be fired and glazed. We are looking forward to picking them up in a couple of weeks. Wendy will pick them up for us. We cleaned up as best we could before touring a few stores close by. From there we took 2 cars to Wendy’s house in O.S. and got changed into clean clothes and oohed and aahed over the additions and changes to her home.
|The old vault in the building|
It used to be a bank
|signatures dating back to the times|
|Great open space for jewellery, pottery,|
|Audrey and I liked the coat hook|
|Dr. Cobbler's in Owen Sound was very cool!|
Lots of Fascinator hats, shoes and bags of very elaborate tastes
|For Bridgette - she'd love this store|
|Gayle and I cutting through a beautiful alley|
They were not very busy but they were very slow in service. However, the food was very good and I ordered a Beef Cheesesteak with kettle fries. Oh my, it was delicious and I ate the whole thing!
|Gayle ordered a Crepe Suzette to go and sat to eat it|
while we finished up in the Salvation Army
|We browsed a Vintage store and it was awesome!|
Talk about bringing back memories!
|Aren't they adorable?|
Wendy and mini Wendy - I mean, Morgan
|And a nice sparkling wine to celebrate the time together|
on our last evening
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