Story Contest: Work of Art - Rhea K. - 03/28/20

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Story Contest: Work of Art

Submitted by: Rhea K., age 9, Brunswick, OH

My Bowl of Art

“Yes! I can’t wait to go to my friend’s birthday party!” On the way there, I begin to wonder what we will paint. Painting is very fun; you can make amazing masterpieces. Once I arrived, one of the staff told me we were painting bowls.

She handed me a sponge, brushes, and glitter. I went right to work by first mixing purple with white and a hint of pink and blue. I made a grayish purple color. With a big brush I painted the whole outer part of the bowl. I took a sponge and dipped it in teal paint and I started dabbing it on the bowl. I took a slightly smaller sponge and dipped it in a light pink paint, dabbing into the spots I had left between the teal paint. I tried making a design around the top of the bowl. The design was a pattern alternating teal and pink. The inside was painted light pink.

I chose a flower stencil and used sky blue paint to place flowers around my bowl. I was so excited to see how the bowl would look when it dried. The instructor told us to place our bowls on a shelf to be glazed.

About a week later, I got my bowl back: it looked colorful and shiny. I decided to make it look less bland by applying two pieces to my bowl, leaving a space between them. My brother lent me some white paint. I painted the middle of the tape white and, once it was done and dried, I painted little dark blue flowers using small dots to form the flower. It took two to three hours to dry.

Who should I give it to? I carefully placed it in a white bag, waited until she came downstairs, and handed it to her. My mom slowly opened it, told me the bowl was beautiful, then gave me a hug and said, ”Thank you!” I’m happy that I finally finished my bowl.

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