I didn't take as many photos as I wanted to because this is a working studio and some projects are hush hush until they are mounted in place in their prospective buildings. But it was so neat to see stain glass windows that will placed in LDS temples and other buildings too before they get placed there. So lovely and so many pieces they are amazing works of art all of them.
30 Dec 2011 Leave a comment
03 Nov 2011 2 Comments
My middle daughter has been studying Egypt in school and they are supposed to make a death mask. Well that was supposed to happen this morning but with a fever 101+ yeah umm she didn't go to school. So I went to school for about an hour so I could see how it was done and came home and did this with her.
This is how I was taught to do this…
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31 Aug 2010 Leave a comment
We had our first day of school this week. That is why you have not see me in a little bit. Trying to get all the last detail things done and soccer also started. Which keeps us a little busy as well with three daughters on three different teams and coaching them and the games. There are other things that have pulled me away from the blog for a little bit too maybe I will explain at a later date on that. Bear with me I will be back at this soon. Thanks for your patients and understanding I have a few more heirloom tutorials photographed and just need to prepare the text part of the post hopefully soon.
29 Jan 2010 1 Comment
Playing with the kids coming up with holiday ideas for their Valentine’s Day Parties at school, that of course are not on Valentine’s Day because it lands on Sunday. I decided to make gift tags to add to the teachers gifts. Looking around the house this is what I found. These would be cute for Mother’s day, or Easter too.
- glue ( I had YES paste (17 years old and still works amazing) and Elmer’s glue kicking around use what ever you like or have)
- toothpicks to use with white glue
- corner punches
- flower punch
- shipping tags
- decorative string or yarn (not pictured)
- construction paper in colors desired 3 to 5 colors (we used3: solid lavender, variegated pink, variegated red)
- Punch tons of flowers out of construction paper we placed them in a zip lock bag and shook to mix them
- Remove string from tag ( you can replace it later with same string or decorative yarn, string)
- add decorative punches to the corners of tag (our tags had been notched already I wish they had not been would have been prettier)
- add glue to tag in a paisley or tear drop like shape
- add flat flowers to tag
- bend petals of flowers up and place a drop of glue on back of center of flower and place in desired location on tag continue to do this till as full as you like (the photos are showing one with them added and one that doesn’t have bent flowers yet)(the very first one only shows one bent flower on the right picture)
- replace string or add new one
- write in space left on tag your desired message
19 Oct 2009 Leave a comment
>While at the moon festival there was this drum show. I only recorded a small portion of it. I loved the rhythms and the beats and the way the musicians inter-played with each other while still keeping the beat.
17 Oct 2009 Leave a comment
While at the moon festival we watched the lion dancers from cal poly but the show announcer called these dragons . So now I don’t now what these are lions or dragons. I think lions but still not real sure if someone knows please let me know. We sat and stood right in the spot where they spat out the cabbage so we are supposed to have wealth and good luck in the coming year.
IN THE NEWS
This is the front page of the Hanford Sentinel From Oct 5, 2009 if you look close you can see my kids are on the cover page watching the Cal Poly Lion dancers. If you look close at this page you will also notice the Renaissance fair that we went to later in the day.
13 Oct 2009 1 Comment
There is a Taoist temple on China Alley in Hanford California that was built circa 1880. The temple is on the second floor of a red building. On the bottom floor is a gift shop that sells items to help in the restoration of the temple. We picked up so soaps chop sticks, china doll, hat (seen in last post) and a few other items in the shop to help the temple and to remember the trip. The lighting was terrible in the temple and people are not aloud to use flash so there are tons of cool things in the temple but my photos did not come out well. Most of these are from the school in the room just behind the temple room.
In temple room
Mache Wedding doll set These have already been restored
This image is full of symbols that represent a long life.
to the right of the dolls
is this cloth that has mirrors and knot work fringe both of which are to capture evil spirits so they do not harm the people in the room. the Mirrors to enchant them (ie scare them with their own reflection) and the knotted fringe to trap them in the knots
Funeral paper clothes these are carried in the funeral per-session then burned so that the deceased relative will have clothes in the after life it is all hand painted wish my photo came out better as it was beautiful.
To the left of funeral clothes is this embroidery that symbolizes the tree of life the story is something like if you see a deer follow it and it will lead you to the tree of life if you eat the moss/fungus at the bottom of the tree you will live forever.