It’s Holiday Time
I think the hardest thing for me during 2020 was missing family time on the holidays. The calendar says that they came and went but it was just another work day here. We played cards once a month with friends, attended Star Trek meetings once a month with Jeremy, and usually have the family over for holidays. We even missed the annual Cookie Exchange Christmas Tea this year!
So I have looked up some usual and some unusual holidays on the internet and decided to “celebrate” them by having an online Facebook Live class. Because they often occur on different days of the week, the schedule will be somewhat erratic.
1/11 Monday = National Milk Day — we painted cartoon cows on a milk jug today with Concepts underglazes. You can see the video on Carol Warneke or Carol’s Carousel Creations pages. I have attached the article on National Milk Day in the comments section and here.
1/15 Friday = National Hat Day — we will be working on the Mayco Top Hat which is a plain piece and which lends itself to lots of different designs and techniques. We also have an adorable Snowman Snack Stack who wears a top hat. Tune in at 3:00 to see what we’re up to.
1/18 Monday = Martin Luther King Day — we will be discussing our extensive collection of African-American molds (nearly a hundred). We will demonstrate how to paint these figurines and take a look at our “I have a Dream” pieces. Join us to see what it is all about. We have an Etsy Store AfAmKidsNFriends where you can purchase bisque or finished pieces. [The friends are Caucasian] We also have a Facebook page African-American Kids & Friends where we discuss new products.
1/20 Wednesday = Penguin Awareness Day – we will take a look at the various sizes of softie penguins and discuss various ways to use them. One of our students did a penguin family for a Christmas gift and we had over a hundred comments on the picture we posted. If you are interested in replicating her project you can order the penguins and a to-go kit.
1/25 Monday = Bubblewrap Appreciation Day — learn how we wrap and pack your items for shipping and the costs involved.
1/27 Wednesday = Library Shelfie Day — tune in to see what a shelfie is. We will be doing a leather technique on book bookends.
1/31 Sunday = National Hot Chocolate Day — we will be making hot chocolate cups today.
Carol’s Carousel Creations
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