The other weekend my husband and I took our daughter to ColorMeMine to try pottery painting, since she liked wood painting craft projects and such. We contemplated whether we were going to paint anything too and then he spotted this!
Up high on a shelf this big guy - a good 18" tall - appealed to both of us. We had a good time collaborating on the color scheme and patterns. It was a challenge painting around each other, since we were working simultaneously, and we spent more time than we expected, but we love the result. It's really amazing how different the works look before and after they are fired.
Our daughter painted a dino and a Christmas present for her Nana (added on when we realized we would take more time than she would). She said our monster needed a name. My husband deemed him Evan Young Edwards, initials EYE.