Monday, August 12, 2019

Obon Festival 2019


For the past three years, members of the Guild have been invited to be a participant in the Obon Festival in Las Vegas held at Clark High School. Tilda Silao, a Guild member has been the event organizer for this festival.

Here's Wikipedia's description of what the festival is about.

Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon Odori.'

In modern times, it has changed into a celebration and quite a big event in the Japanese community. The Obon Festival includes dancing by kimono clad people, some in Happi coats and even street clothes. Many people travel a circuit that encompasses Northern & Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona to represent their church and dance.

Japanese and Hawaiian food was sold for hungry dancer and attendees. The gym aka Exhibition Hall is where crafters, authors, and businesses offered their wares to everyone between dances and entertainment. Entertainment included Taiko drummers, always impressive and Hawaiian hula dancers.

Nine of our members participated in this years' event, Sarah Adams - Sassy Pants Creations, Linda Clark- Purses by Linda, Kristin Petronek, Sharon Takahashi, & Dana Russell - K & S Collage, Judy Osness - Embroidery by Judy, Cathie Godges - High Style Boutique, Merriam Olds - Little Me, Gerry Hackney - North Shore Collection, and Tilda Silao - Happi Hawaiian. Sharing some pics.
























Thank you Tilda for including us in the festival. Very organized and well run. Proceeds for the Obon Festival help fund the Las Vegas Buddhist Society and the Sangha.




Looking forward to next year!




























































































































Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cherry Blossom Paint Party - June 2019

The Guild takes the months of June and July off since people travel, the work in their studio and me time .  However, Denita Whitehead of Pearlized Designs, hosts paint parties for adults and children, and we thought it would be fun to have our own paint party.  So we did. 

Denita showed us many different ideas for a paint party - seasonal themes, Harry Potter, Vegas Golden Knights and more.  We voted on the Cherry Blossom painting which represents Spring in her seasonal collection.

Our go to place was Findlay Chevrolet.  We did a pot luck and Denita supplied Everything!
From aprons, easels and of course, paint and patience.  A fun evening.  Very interesting how everyone had their own "style".  Sharing the pics of a great time.   Thank you, Denita!

Now we are ready for palette knife painting and acrylic pour classes!



















Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Sharing Spring 2019 Boutique Craft Show Pictures

Here are pictures from our Spring 2019 Boutique Craft Show held on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at the Sahara West Library.   Lots of work but lots of fun too.
So much creativity and talent!  

Our fall show is Friday, October 11th and Saturday October 12th.  Same place, same times, and so many more pretty things.



































Obon Festival 2019

For the past three years, members of the Guild have been invited to be a participant in the Obon Festival in Las Vegas held at Clark High S...