Saturday, May 09, 2009

Painting Mugs With Céline

My sister visited me in Los Angeles for a week. She has the great idea to go to Color Me Mine in Santa Monica, a pottery store/art studio you can pick a blank item and decorate it yourself in their cool and bright space. We made one for each other, and Céline also made one for her boyfriend.
My very creative sis chose to make mine a tribute to the Russian avant-garde - "Kandinsky got nothing on me, Malevich's in the ditch," she rapped as I giggled. When we were in our teens, my mum took us to Nantes to visit the very first major international Russian avant-garde exhibition and were all in awe.Paints and brushes! It was like being in kindergarden all over again...

Oh, and we had our favorite breakfast: pancakes! Buckwheat with blueberries and maple syrup for me, buttermilk with whipped cream for Céline.

27 comments:

Nessa said...

Such fun and a lovely tribute to your time together.

Rebecca said...

Painting pottery is so much fun! And those sound like delicious pancakes...

A World in a PAN said...

When I come I see I'll have a mug for my morning coffee! And we'll make pancakes for you.

Mary-Laure said...

REBECCA - not as delicious as my mum's pancakes though.

WORLD IN A PAN - I can't wait to eat your pancakes, and to see you, dear mum.

drollgirl said...

what a fantastic day! i love it! and i am now wanting those pancakes!

Mary-Laure said...

DROLLGIRL - you can get them at the Broadway Deli, at the corner of Broadway & 3rd street in Santa Monica. Best pancakes in town!

Gabbi said...

Lovely art and photos dear Mary-Laure, you and your sister sound very much like my sister and me. Only she doesn't really rap, I do that. But not very well. She says 'The problem is, you have no flow' :) Which I don't.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! xo

Taocito said...

Love the image of my fabulous owner hard at work painting a mug for her beloved sister!

Flashes of Style said...

Aww what a pretty mug! And I love pancakes too :)

jane said...

P squared- Painting and pancakes- does it get any better?

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So much fun, used to do it with my nieces... That pancake, excuse me while I slurrrp my mouth! XO*

Adela said...

that's such an interesting idea!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Mary-Laure said...

GABBI - it's great to have a sister to share moments and love with...
"You have n flow" - LOL!!!!

JANE - I don't think it does, especially when you're with someone you love.

Annie said...

I want to see the finished mugs :-).

Mary-Laure said...

ANNIE - well, it takes about 5 days for the mugs to be ready: the glaze needs to set in (48 hours) and they have to send the items to some place outside the city for that. I'm expecting their phone call in a few days to inform me that they're ready for pick-up!

Anonymous said...

oh what fun!!!
nancy ;)

Sammi said...

It looks like an awesome weekend and a great way to catch up with your sister.

Sammi said...

It looks like an awesome weekend and a great way to catch up with your sister.

chicknamedhermia said...

I could really go for some pancakes right now ......

Dave King said...

Liked the mug design very much. Well done, sis!

Anonymous said...

great!!!

sandy from switzerland

Mary-Laure said...

SAMMI - especially since we hadn't seen each other in 6 months!!

Joanna said...

What a fabulous sister you have! Painting and pancakes look like so much fun.

n a t s u m i said...

I like painting pottery. I did a couple of times when I was in art school! It's fun!

pia said...

what a fab day out!! xx

tifanie said...

i haven't eaten at that deli before. i'll have to check it out. we're always eating in. so boring.

michiko said...

Looks so fun! You have a great sister too. Oh and the pancakes! look so yummy :p