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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lunar New Year

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Today at Ruth's Table where I am the Artist in Residence we used the Chinese New Year money envelopes to make fans and lanterns at our craft workshop today. My friend Janet picked up a lot of different sets for me on Clement Street in San Francisco for 69 cents a pack.

I grew up getting these envelopes with crisp one dollar bills in it on Chinese New Years. Now my mom and dad  give them to my children and their six other grandchildren.

Announcing todays workshop.

We started making the lanterns and fans by choosing from among
all the different patterns on the envelopes.

We folded ten envelopes for the lantern and used fifteen for the fan.

We had a nice crowd of people at todays workshop.

Here are the first to finish their beautiful fans!

The finished fans and lanterns for our afternoon of crafting at Ruth's Table.
 Next week Valentines crafts.


  1. I've seen this idea before. It looks really easy and fun. It could be great to use it to play with kids.

  2. I think that you could use only bright candies for this purpose. In any way. It looks sweet)

  3. You works are great, as usual! You have an awesome ability to create wonderful things with your hands!

  4. We never celebrated the lunar New Year with my family. This is an ordinary weekday for all of us.

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