Monday, May 23, 2011

"The Passion" takes the streets in Central America

Here are a few pictures I took of a religious procession in CR during Easter Week.  CR is a mainly catholic country, with each town built around a church (and a soccer field).  Nearly every town has its own religious processions during easter week, each varying in quality and realism.  The people who "play" Jesus take their roles very seriously and try their best to inherit his pain and suffering, actually dragging behind a real wooden cross and receiving multiple whippings and beatings from those who "play" Roman soldiers.  At the end, supposedly he is put up on the cross, but as these processions are hours long, I didn't have the patience to stay and see it through to the end.  Maybe next year :)
Take a look a the pictures and click on them if you would like to see them enlarged/in more detail.

  the beginning of the procession...

These kids were clearly bored

One of the thieves. Obviously the blood is fake, but I wouldn't be surprised if this man
found himself covered in bruises and scratches the following day.

There was an impressive group of drummers following the procession.  It sounded like a death march.

Jesus dragging his cross in the scorching sun for several hours

As I said, it was a good sized cross

Thats all, thanks for looking

Sunday, April 17, 2011

labyrinth earrings

I made these earrings with copper wire which is pretty fun and easy to shape.  I tried soldering the edges, but then just ended up burning my finger and screaming out in frustration and agony.  Mainly agony.  I suppose I just don't have to patience to solder metal with a puny nearly-useless soldering iron.  Blast!  I kind of wish I would have put another bead in the center, but alas, I thought of it after my coils were already formed.

Monday, April 4, 2011

schwarzwälder kirschtorte

I made a gluten-free schwarzwälder kirschtorte!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I thought I'd try my hand at jewelry-making...its sort of fun and easy!  So here are my first three pairs of earrings ever.  They're pretty sloppy since I'm just learning how to do this, but not too terrible for a first timer, I guess :-P

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

sideways glances

Just a few leftover self-portrait shots that I didn't realize I liked until now :-P