Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Peru

This nativity is from Peru, the little cabinet that is displayed on was given to me at the end of my junior year of high school when I went to East. A boy in my art class had been working on it for weeks and at the end of the school year he told me I could have it. I absolutely love it and always have. It really represents the spirit of Christmas for me. I didn't really deserve the gift but he gave it to me anyway. The school mate was Monty Mealy. What great memories I have of that guy. He was always so kind and I never heard him say an unkind word.

Zulu

Zulu nativity, made of fabric and seed beads.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Mexico

I don't know why this picture is so small but anyway this an April Romo De Vivar. She is an artist from New Mexico. The set is small but not this small.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Japan

This nativity is directly from Japan. Samuel served his mission in Japan so I love everything Japanese. This set is sitting on my display table in my front room, and the other thing I love about it is the picture under the glass. It is a picture of Samuel and I the day we got married. We're doing a little kissing.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ecuador

I found this carving at a flee market in San Diego. I think I paid $5.00 for it. It is absolutely beautiful. It measures about 18 inches tall and is all hand carved from Ecuador. Quite a find!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ecuador

This nativity is made by fusing different colors of glass together under high heat. It is from Ecuador.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Greeting Cards

I made this nativity from dozens of Christmas Cards. I really love it and when I made it, my daughter Jenny made a smaller version at the same time . It turned out really cute. As you can see, I didn't limit the Kings to 3 nor the shepherds to a few and there is a choir of angels. The Holy family is hard to find in this photo but they are easy to see in person as they are clearly the center of all the characters attention.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Raku

This nativity is from Africa the style is called Raku I believe. The fun thing about this one is the plate that I use as the back drop, it is one of only 2 plates that I have left from mine and Samuel's first set of dishes. They were stone ware and have all broken except for 2 full sets. I figure that Samuel and I will use them when we are all alone and then we will break those also.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Panama

This is a pen drawing on paper done by a good friend, Ryan Heward. He learned this technique in Panama while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Peru

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Germany

This is a darling little nativity. It is hand carved from one piece of wood. It measures only about 3" x 2.5.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Madam Alexander

Beautiful Madam Alexander dolls. They are so sweet I also have an angel but not in this picture. This set is on display this year at the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple Visitor's Center.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nut Crackers

I found these nut crackers at the dollar store. They were all soldiers. I bought 6 of them and scavenged the parts to make Mary and Joseph and a baby Jesus. I also took away the weapons and gave the king gifts. I think it turned out so cute. The whole thing cost me $6.00

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sister Gift

This one was a gift from my sister Julie. It is very sweet made from paper. "It all began with a family" is a sentiment that goes a long way! It did all begin with our family in Heaven.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Philippines

This set is from the Philippines' and is method it is made in is called "whiskers." They look like little brushes to me.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mexico

They are all my favorites so when I say, "One of my favorites" I really mean it. This set is made from recycled metal. The baby is a spark plug, isn't that true.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Home Made

This is a set that I made around 1985 or so. I made it after seeing one similar that was featured on the from of the Friend Magazine.