The Princess and the Pottery...oh, and ME!!!
Not the kind where we would play out that sexy scene from Ghost, but the kind where everything is already made for you and you get to pick the piece you like and paint it, then leave it there for the little pottery fairies to fire and glaze and make it shiny for you.
In trying to decide what we would each pick, there was much excitement...which in reality was me running back and forth between shelves going "Oooh, I want this one! No wait, oooh I like this bowl, no no, I like this platter, no..." and Princess calmly picking two things and then deciding on one. She was grownup and lovely about it while I was all over the place, so excited to be doing something creative, since it's been about 2 freaking years!
She decided on a pitcher, while I picked a bowl. A beautiful curved bowl, low on one side with the sides getting higher as it went around, something wonky, like myself. As we set about deciding on designs, we chatted away, catching up on each others lives and being catty about the teeny-boppers that were running the place. Ultimately Princess went with a gardeny sort of theme and I decided to paint koi fish on my bowl...you know...so it would be a "fishbowl." Believe me, I thought that was incredibly clever of me, and laughed about it for much of that first day.