Clay

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I’m just a girl who likes to play in the mud. I love the way clay feels in my hands…the way it squishes through my fingers when I throw…and I even like the way it smells.

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There once was a little girl with big brown eyes who loved to play in the mud. When she wasn’t playing in the mud…her other favorite thing to do, was color. She colored and colored until she didn’t want to color anymore, and then she played with her easy bake oven.

Many years went by, and the little girl with the big brown eyes grew up. She continued to play in the mud, she still liked to color too, but she didn’t use her crayons anymore, she found something better…beautiful creamy glazes. So she colored her mud with the pretty creamy glazes. But she couldn’t put it in her easy bake oven anymore…because it was broken. So, she put it in her electric kiln instead, and every time she opened her kiln…it was like Christmas!

by Melinda Marie Alexander

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14 thoughts on “Clay

  1. I love this! I personally like to play in the dirt, as a gardener. In fact “Dirty Girls” is going to be my “D” blog for this challenge! LOL We used to live next door to a potter named Micki Gault, do you know her? (feat of clay) Its been a long time since we’ve seen each other, but I used to love to watch her work! Beautiful work, both the writing and the pottery!

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    • Thank you Helen! Hahaha…I loved making mud pies when I was little. I love that name! Oh, that’s so cool! I wish I had lived next door to a potter when I was young. Her name doesn’t sound familiar, but I think I’ve heard of feat of clay. Is that in Texas? I’ll have to check her out. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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  2. Oh my heavens, what beautiful work you do! I especially love the birds!

    My work with clay is limited to playdoh but I really like playing with that. Perhaps someday I’ll branch out a bit so I can know what your type of clay feels like!

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  3. You talented woman, you! What beautiful work you do–I love those little birds, and that plate with the leaf overlaid is stunning. I’ve mucked about with clay at different points in my life, but never produced anything as lovely as this. I think I’ll stick to word-mongering!

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