A mini "button" stable scene.

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Portfolios: HEAVENLY

Comment by Rita Lulay Malsch on February 13, 2017 at 5:09pm

This is lovely, Cathey! How did you do that?

Comment by Debra Kay on February 13, 2017 at 11:34pm
Adorable! I agree with Rita: how is that made?
Comment by Nelson Failing on February 14, 2017 at 5:34am

HI CATHEY!!!!....sorry for shouting your name?....lol...nice to see your work back in the gallery....missed your art....now thats "mini"....wow!

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on February 19, 2017 at 10:42pm

Thanks for all the thumbs up you guys. Have missed you. Had a hard time changing my email on this site.l

Anyway, it's "Heavenly" due to Christ's birth and it is tiny buttons of the scene done on three wooden crosses, stained...straw, and the Wisemen and camels based in sand mixed with glue. I thought the significance was nothing but inspired. I made it for my grand children, of course.

And Nelson, I was raised in the era when capital letters meant "emphasis", not "SCREAMING". I bet you were, too. It's technology that made this so. It's hard to break old habits. It was a compliment to me!

Am going to add more pics to this.

Comment by Nelson Failing on February 20, 2017 at 3:31am

Yup grew up in that era too...and it did mean emphasis....lol.....my how things have changed huh...now i hear they dont teach the kids cursive anymore...its all print...

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on February 20, 2017 at 5:59pm

Geesh, Nelson. I didn't know about the cursive. Probably because everything with technology is for the most part, standard, whatever that is. Who knows. I don't think that's the worst thing. Remember struggling through learning cursive. My handwriting is awful, but look at those whose "handwriting" is a work of art!

Crazy stuff!

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on February 20, 2017 at 6:03pm

Rita and Debra, thanks for the encouraging comments and for the ask.

I think, if I remember right, I may have said something about how this was made on a "description". If I didn't, just let me know. Not good at trying to find out, but I'll see if I can figure it out. It's hard enough for me to post. Plus, I added a couple more pics of this from different angles. That may help you. It was such a labor of love and it all started with tiny buttons!

Comment by Debra Kay on February 20, 2017 at 6:37pm

Hi Nelson and Cathey! Yes Nelson is right, they don't teach a lot of cursive now, at least in California. Over the past few years (before retiring) I can't tell you how many 7th and 8th graders have told me they can't read cursive. Another thing they aren't learning is how to tell time on a clock that isn't digital...I'm not criticizing the kids...just adding to the conversation. : )

Comment by Cathey E. DeRosa on February 21, 2017 at 4:23pm

Education is not a priority in this Nation. All the kids have to know anymore is technology and I guess those in charge of our Education System think everything else will take care of itself,or some such..... Glad you commented, Debra. We always love conversations on TAC.

I had no idea kids weren't being taught cursive. Have not been exposed to education in a number of years. Probably should have seen this coming, but I was still shocked. What else is technology going to take over. Is it scary a bit to you guys, or am I just a bit paranoid?

Comment by Paul Dodd on February 21, 2017 at 8:16pm

Lovely work.  Its the same in the UK they keep taking short cuts with education or massively reducing funding and then wondering why they don't have people with the skills to fill posts, ...I missed out on much of what you're talking about as I was in the no hopers class with kids expect and almost encouraged to fail.


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