Wednesday-Craft Day

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making
mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook

At 10:00 AM we went to Jill and Sy’s house for Craft Day. Audrey, Bill, Leo and I rode the bus down. Today we brought aluminum pizza pans and a copy of something to trace onto the pizza pan. I chose a turtle, Leo chose our former boat, Audrey chose a sea-horse, and Bill chose a sailboat. Jill gave us instructions. First we had to trace our whole picture. She said if you want part of the picture to stick out, you rub it on the back with a popsicle stick, then you trace around it again in that section. Turn it over and that part sticks out. If you want it to indent, you rub it on the front side and trace around that part again and it will indent. After you finish you can do like I did and rub black paint on it and rub it off, or you could paint parts like Audrey did. It was fun. I thought it might be too hard to do all that detail, but I enjoyed it. I was happy with the results. Below are pictures that we completed:

 

Audrey just finished tracing her seahorse.

Audrey just finished tracing her seahorse.

Audrey's finished work.

Audrey’s finished work.

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Bill traced his pictured.

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Joy’s sea picture.

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Harold’s Sailboat.

Sonia's sun.

Sonia’s sun.

Sonia's niece's sun.

Sonia’s niece’s sun.

Leo's boat.

Leo’s boat.

Group shot.

Group shot.

Jill, our instructor, between Joy and Harold, giving encouragement.

Jill, our instructor, between Joy and Harold, giving encouragement.

Joyce (me) with the turtle before it was painted with black.

Joyce (me) with the turtle before it was painted with black.

Finished product with paint and rope around the edge.

Finished product with paint and rope around the edge.

Signs I made for the house.

Signs I made for the house.

For the party.

For the party.

I also made two signs for the house, one in Spanish and one in English. First I painted the sign white, but not solid white, but a whitewashed effect. The signs were driftwood I had found on the beach. I used a projector and a computer to shine the letters on the board, then I traced the words with a pencil onto the board. Then I colored them in with permanent markers, which I thought would be easier than painting them. I printed the word Bar  and cut the letters out and put them on with white glue onto the driftwood that Leo cut into an arrow. Then I lined it with rope.

Thank God for Jill who is talented and who is willing to teach us how to do these crafts. It is fun to learn the craft and talk with all the people there as well. What else would a bunch of “oldies but goodies” like myself do for fun in the third part of life? Paraglide off the mountain in Crucita? (Maybe take pictures of Leo doing it and keeping the insurance policy paid up.)

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