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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Arts and Crafts Fair at Senior Center - Friends, Fun and Creativity

Arts and Crafts Fairs provide seniors, their families, and their caregivers with a chance to mingle, socialize and set up a booth or table for selling their creative handmade items. I visited the Central Coast Seniors Center Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 3, 2007.

The details and imagination that went into the decorated trinket boxes, handpainted mirror frames, elaborate woodcarving and other items were beautiful. It was a reminder that store bought items just don't have the same vintage quality that handcrafted items do. A handmade heirloom is always so special.

Pictured at the Craft Fair is Twila Witt, wearing a hand-decorated sweatshirt, and holding several of her "wearable art" hand-painted tops. Twila's display was an example of the huge variety that some people create. Some of her crafts include sand-painting, crocheting baskets, embroidering pillows, and crocheting trim on handmade dishtowels. She also exhibits are many small and large craft shows throughout the central coast.

Woodcarving, handmade jewelry, scented sachets, bumpy boucle' knit scarves, hand-crafted Christmas ornaments, and homemade candles were some of the other crafts.

The seniors enjoy creating these beautiful items at home and many attend arts and crafts classes at the Central Coast Senior Center. The opportunity to join up with others who have a shared interest provides for a way to meet friends. Family members and caregivers often participate also, and the crafts provide a fun group activity.

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