Monday, November 19, 2012

Sister Lana Bday Celebration - Making Marionettes

This past Sunday we celebrated my sister, Lana's birthday. Ulla Milbrath (, from Castle in the Air in Berkeley taught us a magical class on Marionettes.
Ulla was a wonderful teacher, so helpful, patient, creative and generous with her supplies!
  The following pictures show us hard at work.
Lana's house was the perfect setting, as she has so many wonderful pieces displayed around her home.The following pictures are just a few of the beautiful areas in her home. Get ready for some eye candy!
 Lana received some fun and creative gifts...below are just a few of the items she received.

Below are close-ups of our finished marionettes.
This one is mine
Diana G.'s creation
Pat's creation
Vivian's creation
Irene's creation
Maryl's creation
Frances's creation
Lana's creation
We had such a wonderful day celebrating her birthday, creating, eating and laughing! Thank you Ulla and Happy Birthday Lana.


  1. Looks like a wonderful party! The marionettes are wonderful.

    Chris C

  2. What a fun day of crafting & fabulous lunch. Ulla made our day special w/her wonderful marionette class...thx for being so patient with your students & oh so generous w/your supplies. Lana, thx for being the perfect hostess in such a delightful setting...very memorable. Many thanks! F

  3. Thanks for all the great photos of the party. The marionnettes are all so different and creative.
    Looks like a fun project, and a great birthday get together.

  4. Bravo! It s was a magical day spent with you and your sisters and friends! so happy to have been included! xoxo, Diana G

  5. thank you for capturing one of the most memorable days of my life. to be surrounded by such talented artists/sisters and artists/friends is to exhilarating. to be taught by one of the best artists in our field ulla milbrath is beyond comparable.

    how do you define happiness? whatever the ingredients...the day was perfection and i wish i could have included more friends.

    lana cano kloch

  6. Looks like a wonderful birthday for sister Lana!

  7. What a happy post! It was a truly delightful and fun Day! You are all so wonderfully creative!!!