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Column painting featured on show


December 31, 2011

Information on painting columns to resemble bronze, sculpting dolls, and cooking with fresh and dried figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)

Jamie Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock, Texas, will show how to paint columns or any accessory using oil rubbed bronze to coordinate cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures which are shown in today’s new home construction.

Author and doll maker, Terese Cato has been making sculpted dolls for years. She will show how to sculpt the doll’s face before it is attached to the body. Her book is titled “Make Cloth Dolls. A Foolproof Way to Sew Fabric Friends.” She lives in North Las Vegas, Nev.

Robert Del Grande represents the California Fig Advisory Board, and he explains that traditionally fresh and dried figs are used in sweet dishes but they can be the perfect ingredient in savory preparations, too — and he’ll demonstrate one of the recipes he serves in his restaurant in Houston.

Information on preparing light and healthy recipes and teaching kids to quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. (All times are Mountain.)

Connie Moyers will demonstrate preparing some light and healthy recipes. She is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service and lives in Clovis.

Maggie Ball, author and quilting expert, will show how to teach kids to quilt, and she has four different patterns that involve both hand and machine quilting. Her company is Dragonfly Quilts and she’s from Bainbridge Island, Wash.


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