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Art Explosion at Color Me Mine




We have been having such horrible weather here in Colorado. It seems that it has been snowing every day with no end in sight. That means that me being the outdoor child that I am, I am forced to stay indoors. Well mommy decided that was not going to happen. She understood that me being cooped up indoors all week meant that I was going to get in trouble. I was going to either try and throw my toothbrush down the toilet, sit on kitty or even draw on the walls. Yes my creations can be seen on the walls throughout the house. Well mommy found another way for me to indulge in my own art and show my creative and artistic side. While on a trip to the mall, mommy noticed that a Color Me Mine had just opened and knew that was the perfect place for me. So with me bundled up we were on our way.



Walking into Color Me Mine was like walking into a candy store. Here I was able to let my creativity take its course and do whatever I wanted. Now the most difficult part of all of this is actually choosing the piece that I wanted to color. There is quite a selection I must tell you and at first I wanted to do Ariel but then I saw a cute little ducky that I decided to do instead.  



Once I had what I wanted it was time to pick my colors. Notice that person standing next to me? That was my sister Krxssy who also went along with me. I guess she was tired of being indoor as I was. Either that or she just wanted to spend some extra time with me. Either way I was happy that she came along with me. The staff was really great and help was always close by.



Now I had my colors and it was time to get started on my art. Nothing builds imagination like art. I got to express my creative side with lots of colors. I also got to show off my co-ordination skills. I could actually hold with one hand and paint with the other. That takes a lot of skill if you ask me. Now don't worry about getting the paint on your clothing. Even though I was given an apron, the paint is non toxic and washes off easily. 




Now my piece was finished. Isn't it beautiful? I got to make a mess without anyone yelling at me that I made one. This is the place to be! Now it takes about a week for my piece to actually get done and I can't wait to see what it really looks like. 



If you have a Color Me Mine near you I would suggest taking your little ones there. It's not only a great place for kids but also adults as well. There's a $10 studio fee per adult and $6 per child and then the pieces vary in price but range from around $10+. Check out some of the finished pieces that others have made. 


It was a really great experience for me and I can't wait to go back. Believe me I will be going back! Maybe I might have to do a little bit more artwork at home but it will be worth it. If you're in Colorado Springs like I am I suggest taking a trip to the Color Me Mine of Colorado Springs. You will love it!

Color Me Mine has different locations around the world so you may just have one near you. Just check out their Store Locator

Have you ever been to an art studio? What do you do when you're bored of the indoors? 


What is Madison Wearing? Get the look!

Jacket and Boots - UGG Australia
Skirt and Tee - Gymboree


Annmarie John
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  1. We have something similar near where we live but I've never been! Now that I see how much fun you had, I think we need to take a trip soon!

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  2. This reminds me of a place I used to go to when I myself was a kid and used to love painting different and new creations there. So going to have to look into if we have something similar here for the girls, too. And loved Madison's creation :)

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  3. Such a fashion diva. Looks like a fun time!

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  4. I have never heard of one of these places, this is awesome! Would be wonderful for a child's birthday party!

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  5. My mom took me and my sister to something very similar when we were younger. It was so much fun! I forgot all about it until I just saw your post, so I guess this means I am going to have to take my kiddos.

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  6. we haven't done a paint your own pottery place in a long time. i think we'll have to do a trip over february break!!

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  7. What a fun experience! She is just the cutest and very creative!

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  8. We love places like this, great for gift making too. Can't wait to see how her duckie turns out.

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  9. I never even hear of Color Me Mine. Looks like so much fun just did a google search and we have right up the street from us. We will definitely be paying them a visit. Thanks for sharing Madison!

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  10. I have never heard of a Color Me Mine store near where I live. It really sounds like a fun place to go and have a great time! When I am stuck inside, which recently has been the case with all the snow we are getting, and I start to get bored I generally read. I have a great imagination and love to be taken to places far far away!

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  11. I have never heard of this and have never been or taken the kiddies to anything but Madison your little duck looks lovely well done :-).when i am bored i go out on my horse and my older 2 love horses too so its great fun and it does not matter the weather it does not stop them wanting to go out lol the younger ones are not so keen lol.

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  12. There are literally tons of studios like this in my area. I have done a couple of them with my boys, but they are instant gratification types of kids, so it kills them to wait to get their creations.

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  13. We have a studio like this near here, too. I haven't taken the kids yet, but it looks like it would be a fun outing for them both--and for me! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  14. I hear you on the snow and bad weather,.. We are suppose to get 8 inches tonight. I love the Color Me Mine idea... I need to check and see where the nearest one is to us.

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  15. You look like a very artistic diva!
    We gave t been to an art studio to create yet but for now we create a lot at home :)

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  16. What an awesome store! I will def be checking them out with my kiddos!

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  17. She did a great job! My kids love these type of places and I have boys. They've painted their own banks, ceramic skateboards and a train. They've also made their own plates. We've been to some birthday parties also and they've been very successful!

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  18. How fun. She sure did a great job and what a nice way to let her explore her creative side.

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  19. Looks really fun! Cant wait to see her work of art. My girl used to draw on our walls,too. Now she draws and paints on paper and pastes them on the wall. Less messy, happier mommy. :)

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  20. I love pottery, and painting your own is about as much expression as you can get besides molding the clay yourself. I think she had fun!

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  21. I love ceramics! And it gives kids (and adults) a great feeling of accomplishment! And I LOVE the duck! Too cute!

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  22. So cute - fun and interactive! I wish I was able to do such things when I was younger too.

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  23. How fun! And look at her so cute and so serious about the work to be done. :) I'm just here to wave hello, fun post!!

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  24. Oh this would be so much fun. My Great Aunt had a ceramic class of her own, so her basement was full of supplies to do our own ceramics as children. I loved spending time down there creating my own ceramics.

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  25. That is so cool! You always do such fun things. I'd love to do this when my kids get a little older.

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  26. What a neat way to spend a snow day. We're about to get snowed in here, and my kiddos are already getting antsy.

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  27. I have never been to an art studio but they sure do look fun! I think I may try to find a local one here in town!

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  28. The only ever artistic experience that my son had so far is at the build a bear workshop. He enjoys our time there. I think Color Me Mine will be a great activity for him. I should check out the Store Locator. Thank you!

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  29. There isn't a Color Me Mine in my state, but I think we have something similar. I need to take my 3 year old - our crazy weather has kept him inside too, and he's about to drive Mommy crazy!

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  30. This is so cool!!!! I wish we had one around where I live! I would be painting along with my daughter!

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  31. This is a great idea! What an awesome way to express personality! :)

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  32. We don't have a Color Me Mine around here, but I always think that the creations look so fun when I see others share theirs! I love Madison's duck! She did a great job on it!

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  33. We used to have a place like this near us. I wish we still did, my boy would love it!

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  34. I used to love doing this as a child. My kids enjoy it too. Your daughter is too sweet and cute

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  35. Ah, Madison you did such a great job! Love how your duck turned out!

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  36. That looks like so much fun! I used to do ceramics in high school and I loved it. I will have to see if there is one in my area and take the girls. Thanks!

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  37. looks like so fun. You did a great job. I wish we had Color Me Mine by us

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  38. I'll have to look for these. My nieces and nephews would love this!

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  39. What an adorable idea! We used to have a place like this near us, but then it moved. My kids would love to paint ceramics!

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  40. OH I need a Color Me Mine in my area! We have been shut in due to the winter storms we are all going stir crazy! This would make for a perfect day out with the kids.

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  41. Great job! We had a wheel and kiln growing up so we never had to go anywhere to make pottery :) My grandfather was an artist and sold his clay pieces so my family was always surrounded by art. My uncle still has a kiln and wheel and my kids have gone and used it. I think we have a color me mine or something similar here. I wish my boys would like that kind of thing, but they always want to run outside or play on the computer at the library :) I need girls to do fun activities with!!!

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  42. Wow, cute little ducky! Well done, Madison! Color Me Mine looks like a fun place. Kids would really love this place!

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  43. So much fun! She's going to be so tickled when she gets it back after firing!

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    1. And by the way, I've been to similar places and I STILL treasure everything I've made.

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  44. Oh my what a lovely little duck! Were we go on holiday they have a pottery area and I often drag my Mum along x

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  45. That looks like a lot of fun, and I love the duck! I hope you'll show us what it looks like when it's completely done.

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  46. I used to do this type of thing with my oldest son and completely forgot about it for my youngest. Thank you for the reminder so I can go play with him and create something nice. Your little one certainly seems to be enjoying herself.

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  47. Her apron is to cute! We use to have a place like this in Wake Forest, NC but they closed down. I was telling a friend of mine about, who lives in Colorado, and she mentioned that she wished they had something like that for her son. I'm going to tell her about this and see if it's near her!!

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  48. We had a place like this but they closed down. I love her choice. lol

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  49. Looks like a great time for all ages. So glad you were able to get out of the house for a while.

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  50. I have been to a local art studio and they're pretty fun! I am not a fan of having to wait for everything to be fired and then returning to pick up my pieces. However, I take a ceramics class too and it's been such a great experience.

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  51. We have a similar place here! I've never been but I want to go so bad!

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  52. What a great idea. I think it is nice that you have something both creative and indoors. It keeps getting colder here as well.

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  53. She sure looks like she is having a blast! Good job mama!

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  54. I love her expressions as she is looking at the artwork before she started it. Looks like a fun project!

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  55. I have had the pleasure of entering an art studio in my life and really enjoyed evaluating all of the art pieces.

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  56. I have been to art stores such as these with my kids when they were younger. We always had such a good time. I don't live in a cold whether state so I can easily go outside for a walk when I get bored.

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  57. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a cold day. So cute... and fun!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  58. So awesome! I love that the paint is non-toxic and washes off easily. This looks like such a fun winter weather activity!

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  59. She is having fun! I took my kids to one when they were little. I still have the little pottery they made

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  60. I went to a shop like this once and painted a really awesome plate for my family! It sits on our fireplace. I want to go back to another one soon but take my daughter! Your ducky looks awesome!

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  61. Your girl is really talented...God bless!

    http://babyblog.wiseshe.com

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  62. Fun! We have an art studio nearby that offers all different kinds of crafts. I'd love to visit soon!

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  63. You are such a talented artist Madison and your mom knows how to take you to great places and dress you in pretty clothes... love your work and the great colors you used.
    Eliz

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  64. Very cool! I like the gnome at the shelf on the end. Her apron is adorable as well.

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  65. This looks like so much fun! I really need to find something like this in our area for my little Madison (my daughter's name is Madison as well)

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  66. Oh this looks like something I would enjoy going to with my niece and nephew. They are artist like you and like drawing on the walls. This is really a great place to let their creative juice flow. There's quite a few here in NY so I will surely be taking them. Thanks for the idea. They are going crazy with this weather.

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  67. Oh Madision! You'll have to show us what it looks like all finished! Such a cute little duckie with your name on it. ;) I'm glad you had such a great time. Thanks for reviewing them for us - I just found one near me, maybe I can take the kids in soon! Such a great time, and I'm sure you're artwork looks just great at home too. Only ... it's great to have someone else clean up the after-mess. ;)

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