The theme for the week’s Photo Challenge from Anne-Christine is “Creativity.”
Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas to create something new or somehow valuable – inventiveness. The created item may be an idea, a scientific theory, or even a joke; or a physical object, maybe a new invention, a literary work – or a painting. – Anne Christine.
I shared my watercolor painting before. Today I want to share my other hobby – ceramic painting.
My first ceramic piece was a free-handed project made with clay. I took a ceramic painting class as part of the Child Development program at California State University, Los Angeles. The students were to create any projects from a block of clay, then painted and glazed them. The professor then put them in the 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit kilt to fire them.
I was pregnant with my daughter at the time and wanted to make something for my daughter. The idea of a nightlight came to my mind. Making a whale with holes from the blowhole, eyes and mouth gradually materialized. A light bulb holder is at the bottom to hold the light shining through the holes.
When Mercy was in 5th grade, she and I took a ceramic painting class at a ceramic wholesale shop. It was a hobby we both enjoy and continue to keep. Several years ago, we had a mother-daughter outing and went to do ceramic painting. When we took the class together, my first project was painting the grey bottlenose dolphins. I’ve developed the fondness toward dolphins and have various collection of dolphins.
We are also delighted to watch live dolphins in different occasions. On one of the vacations in Maui, my husband went diving and swam with the dolphins. On another vacation in North Carolina, my husband went diving and we were so happy to see a school of dolphins up close.
Dolphins are adorable animals. When we went to North Carolina. My husband went diving. On our way to the outer ocean. A school of dolphins came by. All the guys jumped in and swam with the dolphins. I had a chance to catch a few shots.
I took a ceramic class with my daughter. This was one of the ceramic pieces I painted. Since I love dolphins, it was just natural that it was among the first pieces I pained.
I have several categories of collection. Again, dolphins are among them. This glass dolphin is one of my collections. I put lights under and around them so the light shines through the glass.
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