Monday, October 13, 2008

Girls Day out making Shisa!

A girl needs to get out every once in a while and what better way to do that than with a bunch of friends. So, we loaded a van full of us and took off up to Nago to spend a day making shisa at Sachi's place.

Here we are ready to rumble, or I mean, play with clay. :)

First we had to decide what pose we wanted our shisa to be in, and then what color clay (give at least 24 hours notice to Sachi's husband on the clay if you decide to do this).

This is the pose I chose as it is the same as the shisa in front of our building. I also went with the yellow clay (actually, I chose white but yellow and white were lost somewhere in translation while speaking to Mr. Sachi). On the left is my bucket of tools.

Ok, mid creation here. None of us girls really had a clue as to what to do (which really made it even more fun) but we just started packing on the clay to the form. Every once in a while, Mr. Sachi would come along and slap on some ears, or maybe lips or even some claws. I loved it when Mr. Sachi came to help me out as I am play-doh impaired and need all the help I can get.

Ta-dah! Here is the finished product! I quite like the little guy (you can tell it is a guy because its mouth is open...I don't make the legends, I just read'em). If it had been a girl then the mouth would have been closed. All told, it took 2.5 hours to make our shisa. I started with no expectations but in the end I am going to be really really sad if my little shisa doesn't survive our eventual PCS.

Thanks girls for all the fun!!


Angie said...

I'm so bummed I missed this trip. Your Shisa looks so good. Maybe we could go again? Your chances of having another increas the odds that one will survive!! :)

Angie said...

Oops ... I mean ... "increases the odds"

Erin said...

I never read the comments on The Pioneer Woman's blog, but today I read ONE...and it happened to be yours and I was cracking up picturing your three year old eating sushi for breakfast (I have a three year old who wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole, even though I think it's divine) so I hurry over to your blog for pictures of a sushi-go-round...and no post yet! Come on sister! post away :) I kid.

The Blairs said...

Making our shisa and hanging out with you and the girls was so much fun!! I can't wait to go back and make our girl shisa. (IF we have time to go back with our crazy quilt project underway!)Love you!