Thursday, August 06, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

It's time yet again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment! This week, I chose the prompt: Share with us something you made by hand.

To be truly honest, I haven't really made too many things with my hands, outside of snowballs, and maybe some food (if you can consider that something). However, there was a time ... way back when ... back when Duran Duran was cool ... the first time. Yep, early to mid 1980's.

In art class, there always came a time of year ... every year ... when we were instructed to make something out of clay. Although there were plenty of possibilities out there, I always seemed to create the same thing ... an ashtray. No, my parents didn't smoke, but that didn't prevent me from making ash trays year after year.

One year, I decided to make a Christmas tree ash tray ... I mean, what spelled Christmas better than smoking? But, I decided to think outside the box, and opted not to paint the tree in green and red Christmas-like colors, and instead painted it orange, purple and black. No idea why I chose these colors, and not sure what these colors symbolized.

My parents were so "proud" of my clay ash-tray that they hurridly placed it along-side of the other unused ash-trays I created.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

OMG, that's hilarious! Don't forget, you also make "spin art." ... babs

Ink and Stone said...

Hmmmm... Halloween-flavored Christmas tree ashtray?

Can't Spell Midget Without EP said...

i have and use to this day a plate that i made in kindegarten

it rocks

Booklover1212 said...

This is my first visit to your blog -- and I'm noticing a definite 80s theme here -- which I LOVE! I will definitely be back for more!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com/

sirgeb said...

what about your hand-crafted beer?

Jeff said...

I can think of something you've made a lot of with your hands ... but this is a family website.