Listen. You’re a creative person. You know it, I know it. So what if you spend your life hunched in a cubicle, writing reports summarizing and aggregating multiple reports into a daily report in preparation for the weekly and monthly reports? There’s something inside you; something bright and starlike that burns in your soul like a fire-breathing dragon. (Only smaller and maybe without wings or fire breath, but with some impressive firelike appendages coming out of its nose instead, like star-nosed moles. Those little pink nose tentacles are as good as fire.)
In any case, whatever creature is burning away your insides with flames of creativity, it’s time to unleash it. It’s time to paint some ceramics.
With today’s Groupon, $25 gets you $50 at Color Me Mine. Drop by 116 Franklin St. in Tribeca to paint your own designs on Color Me Mine’s beautiful ceramics. There are more than 400 pieces to choose from, including coffee mugs, piggy banks, pasta holders, cow cookie jars, and even an Obama bust! Just pick your piece and paint your passion. The folks at Color Me Mine will fire your creation and have it ready for you in a week. Prices range from $12 to $95, depending on the size of the ceramic item, plus a $12 kiln fee for each item. It’s a great place for parties of all ages, and the finished pieces make one-of-a-kind mementos or gifts. All materials are provided: brushes, glazes, stencils—even computer images to download and trace. And it’s so roomy and comfortable, you can get a group of friends together for a pottery party. Maybe Color Me Mine customers Corrinne Bailey Rae and John Legend will join you. More likely, they won’t.
It’s no wonder that people all over the city are getting in touch with their creative sides at Color Me Mine. The Yelpers have given Color Me Mine an average rating of 4.5 stars, saying things like:
- “Color Me Mine is a great alternative to an expensive night out and the best part is that when it’s all over, you get a souvenir! I can’t wait to go back for ladies’ night.” —Kerri T.
- ”I really enjoy coming to this place for painting. You can’t beat the rates. I have known some places that charge per hour, but Color Me Mine has a flat fee of $12 + you pay for whatever piece you paint.” —Monkeybutterfly.
- “The selection of pottery pieces, colors, designs, etc. is enormous. The staff is very friendly and hardworking, and they even explain how to create different effects on your piece.” —Dee L.