A Family Fun Friday – February 26th

It’s still a bit cold out. Spring is quite here and there is still this thing called a pandemic. So today we get creative. As we search for something to do that will be safe to do indoors without engaging crowds of people.

We venture into a favorite part of town and start our day getting creative at Kiln Creations in Broad Ripple.

This could be fun!

The one thing we didn’t expect was that it would be so hard to get started. I mean with all the items to choose from … which one is the right one for each of us. After a lengthy discussion and several changes of mind … we each have something to start with … Sherry a vase … Riley a funny egg … and Me and plain egg.

Now we have to choose colors. Did I tell you there was a lot of paint colors to choose from and glazes too!

And did I mention they have stencils … Sherry found the stencils before she picked her vase!

I just wanted to paint an egg. I didn’t want to make decisions.

There is an interesting thing to creativity. It shows up differently in each person. Three people (all related) and yet we each very much have our style and personality when it comes to being creative.

Riley grabbed the paint and was off to the races. He had a plan and he would be done in a flash.

Sherry had a plan and began to paint nearly as fast. But she would have to wait as all the paint need to dry before she could add the stencil.

I methodically selected colors and began to channel my inner artist as I layered colors, but not before completely sketching out (several times) a plan on my little egg. Blending colors and adding details and colors. Each layer has a purpose.

And then we were done. Now they get fired and we will pick them up in one week. That was a really fast 2 hours. It’s amazing how time flies when you are creating. And we are all pleased with our creations.

Now we have time for lunch at a favorite place – Flamme Burger. The Food is Awesome and the Staff is always the best. We can’t wait for it be warm enough for them to open their garage door and sit and the patio. If only I could take a picture of the wonderful smell created by their wood fire cooking! Give ’em a try and tell them the Frieden’s sent you!

That’s a wrap. Culture. Check. Food. Check. Activity – well we did some walking while we stopped at several spots to shop!

See you next week!


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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