I'm back from vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and got sick while there. I think it started on the airplane when a woman kept sneezing the whole flight to Mexico. I kept covering my water but I guess it was no use, I was destined to get something. I hadn't had a cold for a few years and I did get a flu shot back in September. I don't know what I have, but I'm terribly congested with a sore throat, achy ears and a stopped up nose. I'm still not feeling well right now, and am not in the mood to do any crafting, but I wanted to post about a "craft class" I took in Cabo.
I nearly fell off my chair when I was reading the activity schedule available at the Pacifica Resort where we were staying and came across a craft class. I had visions of making Mexican pottery or handcrafted items so I convinced one of my traveling buddies, Helen, to go with me so I wouldn't be by myself. Helen isn't into crafts and I'm sure she was just going because I asked her but, in the end, she really made a beautifully decorated frame that outshined all of us.
Our instructor, Ariana, was eager for us to get started, but I think there was a language barrier or I just couldn't follow simple directions. We were making frames out of corrugated cardboard (how disappointing) and she gave me two pieces of paper so I cut two pieces out. I just wasn't thinking. Ariana looked at me and said why did you cut two out and I said because you gave me two. Dummy me, one was for the backing. Ha! I cracked myself up! I was on vacation so what do you expect? I told her that I wasn't a very good student. But honestly I thought we were gonna make something native to Mexico and not a photo frame so my mind started wandering.
I glued on the border frame and started decorating with "sand" - not very original, cause all the finished frames looked basically the same:
Besides, Ariana was rather stingy with the supplies and had us asking for whatever we wanted instead of just dumping the boxes on the table. Every now and then she would say, oh I have this and I have that. Well, I couldn't think and had no creativity juices flowing in decorating my frame.
Yep, you can see how much Ariana enjoyed this class.
This is mine. Looks like something made in the 1st grade, don't you think!
I'm going to post a bit more about my trip when I'm feeling better. There were a lot of handcrafted items I saw that I'd like to share with you.
So please stay tuned!
So please stay tuned!