i'm unduly proud of this platter and four bowls i handpainted (using a technique cribbed from martha stewart, on ikea 365+ dishware) for our friends katy and brad, who got married in hawaii on new year's day. they're having a baby in october, so i figured it was time to get on the ball with a wedding gift. very fun. i have almost no faculty for painting and drawing, but little dots turned out not to be that difficult. now i want to paint everything that's not nailed down.