Painting Flower Pots

Every once in a while, I have this powerful urge to get creative. I suspect it’s the same feeling that animals get when it’s time to migrate for the winter. It’s not an option. It’s a compulsion.

But as we’re in the throes of a pandemic, I didn’t want to run out to an art supply store to get materials. That made me cast about in the yard and garage to see what was already on hand. That added an additional layer of creativity to the project.

We have a lot of (perhaps too many) mostly used cans of paint in a wide variety of colors sitting around, taking up space. I also happened to have a bunch of empty terra cotta pots in my greenhouse. So I thought, why not? What you see below is the result of my handiwork.

Okay, I never said I was Van Gogh. But it was a fun few hours, and now when I see these pots it makes me smile. I even went a little wild and tried gluing glass beads on one, as you can see. While it looked good on the day I took this picture, it didn’t hold up well. I guess the moisture and drying qualities of terra cotta do not make for a good gluing surface. Lesson learned.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be artistic. You just need to look at what you have available in a different way. Use your imagination. Have fun. Satisfy that compulsion.

Teracotta pots

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12 thoughts on “Painting Flower Pots

  1. Lyn

    I call this compulsion to create…It’s Feed My Soul Time. No one can nourish your soul as well as your own creative efforts. Waiting to see pics of those succulents that completed this endeavor. Gardening is also a creative act.

  2. Carole

    LOL, Love it. Flash forward to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 2050 – CORONOVIRUS EDITION. Cottage crafts created from caution, comfort, creativeness, and boredom.

    Make sure you sign and date.

  3. Carole

    I would love to buy a small pot with a “Feel Painting or “Memory Pot.”. A Small painting of pic in your mind of our connecting or trigger memory you have of me. Take no special care, just let it come. Interesting it will definitely be. First of all, make “Your” special memory pot that gives everyone a mental pic of “you”.

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