Terra cotta pig

The voices made me do it.

This terra cotta pig had been sitting out on display at Stono Market for a while, and some of the voices in my head kept telling me I needed to get it. Not sure why. Maybe because it reminded me of the little yellow piggy bank I used to have when I was a kid.




So yesterday when I was back out there picking up my CSA share, I decided to buy it. No idea what I’m going to do with it or where I’m going to keep it. At first I was thinking maybe something along the lines of this on one side. I’ll have to find out what kinds of paints are suitable for terra cotta, or if terra cotta is even suitable for painting. One of my friends suggested wiring it up with a motion sensor and speaker so that sound clips would play when someone moved past it. There’s a lot of Arduino potential for it along those lines.
The dogs were mightily intrigued by the new pig when I brought it out to take pictures. Simba wasn’t quite sure what to make of it at first.



Didn’t take long for Nala to give it a few licks and taste it.


Now to think about what I’m going to do with it.