Sunday, March 13, 2011
This page was done using a lot of different settings with my Cricut. For details go to http://www.cricutworld.blogspot.com/. The paper is Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. Three Fiskars border punches were used on the right side. One edge of each photo was done with a Martha Stewart punch. I-Kandee chalk, the Earth Tone set was used to color in the yellows. The clip is from an old Provo Craft African set.
The journaling: Juanita, Kyle’s neighbor, is shucking dried corn. It was grown and harvested on the small farm where she and her husband, Miguel, live. The kernels can be taken to a mill with an electric grinder although it is commonly done by hand. The meal is made into tortillas which are served at every meal. Nica women can turn out a stack of perfectly round tortillas in less time than it takes to walk to the dairy case and get to the cash register in a U.S. grocery store.
Juanita is a sweetheart, a great cook and makes excellent tortillas. She is amazing at making do with what is on hand. She and Miguel raised five children and now are the primary care-givers to two of their grandchildren.