Don’t miss this solo show & upcoming exhibit by:
Sally Ann Rodriguez
‘Ain’t out of the Woods Yet’
Tales from life on the tracks
An exhibit of paintings, gunny sacks, papier mache, and prose.
November 15 – December 31, 2010 Elihu M. Harris State Office Building – Atrium,
1515 Clay Street Oakland, California 94612
Gallery Hours: 10am – 5pm Mon – Fri
Opening Art Reception for Sally Ann Rodriguez
this Thursday, November 18, 2010
Plus live blues by ‘Big Cat Tolefree and The Hipnotics’
Free to the Public…BART, AC Transit, & Wheelchair Accessible
The Day of the Dead – A Step to Eternity: Un Paso a la Eternidad
In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican revolution, in which approximately one million people died to replace the dictator Porfirio Diaz in order to create a Constitutional republic, this year’s theme of the Day of the Dead is based on revolution and change or honoring death as the price for liberty.
October 20 — November 13, 2010
Reception and Celebration:
Saturday, Nov. 6, 3-7PM
I hope to share an easy DIY project every once in a while. This being the first of many. I am normally not a big crafter but I do enjoy DIY projects. This one is pretty easy I’d say and I didn’t have to look far to find the items to make this.
Here’s what you’ll need:
S tep 1: Find a tin container to cover. I recycled a Rosarita’s Refried Beans tin, but any clean tin will do.
Step 2: Measure and cut a piece of your favorite scrapbook, magazine page, or leftover gift-wrap paper to fit around the tin. It could be a single strip of paper or small pieces added to cover the entire tin.
Step 3: Cover the blank side of the paper with rubber cement.
Step 4: Carefully wrap the scrapbook paper strip around the container while lining up the seams. Or placed randomly if using smaller pieces of paper.
Step 6: Embellish the container with ribbons or other epherma of your choice. I used hot glue to attach the ribbon.
Step 8: Try it on different sized tins, line them up on a windowsill, as centerpieces on a table or fill with sand and use with a votive candle.
note: I can see myself using this covered tin to hold my paintbrushes once the flowers are gone.
Have fun with it!