There is this great shop in Marshall, Michigan where you can paint your own pottery. It has a variety of ceramics to paint, glass fusing available, and mud nights to create something from scratch. There is no sitting fee, so I only pay for the project completed, which includes all paints and tools. Of course, the owner is a delightful person and hires eccentric people who keep it a fun place to go.
Usually, I use the festive paints with dots or techniques that put a pattern on the piece, such as painting lace onto it for the design. But this rooster deserved better. He needed some real painting effort. One of the women who work there helped me out.
Meet my paint-by-number project! Denise, at the Fire House, helped me select some paints and then we put numbers on each area where each different color would go. She helped me work on the first half, but I discovered I was capable of completing the color selection and numbering on my own. As you can well see, my efforts were well worth it!
Morale of the Story: God gives us assistance daily, and it’s okay to ask His other works of art for assistance as well.
NOTE: By “Work of Art”, I mean you!