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Thanks for the sun motif ideas!

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Sara Gustafson (britgirl)
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 17:48:03 -0400

Hi everyone,

A special thanks to everyone who responded to me regarding sun motifs!
> Jeanne, DeDe, Mary H., Diane L., Betty, Gail, Barbara, Linda, Glenda and
> Gary- you're wonderful! If I missed anyone- sorry!! This listserv truly
> gives one a sense of "community." I am making a huge move from NC to
> Maryland in June (job interview March 25, keep your fingers crossed,
> please!) It will be wonderful to plug in my computer and feel "at
> home!" with you all!!
> I have lots of information from the past few days, and thought I'd share
> some of my discoveries!! I had my first class at the college, we did
> Aztec/Inca Sun faces with clay, brainstormed about sun words, and
> created incredible collages with brightly colored peacock paper (I love
> it!!). They were so excited. Next week we will glaze our sun faces, make
> a glue sun face then spray paint them gold…this looks really
> amazing….and make god's eyes with yarn. I've done sun's with first and
> second graders before too. I give them a precut circle and show them
> lots of sun images and discuss pattern, radial symmetry and more. They
> trace the sun and use markers…they look astounding!
> Sun worship has been used as a term for pagan religion, yet few cultures
> (Egyptian, Indo- European and Meso-American actually developed solar
> religions. The Inca's believed that gold was the sweat of the sun, and
> that the emperor was descended from the sun god. The Aztecs are called
> the "people of the sun." Without their ritual sacrifices, they believed
> the sun would not rise. They made mosaic masks of the sun god made from
> turquoise and shell inlays.
> Several books that people mentioned (THANKS!!) are "Sky Gods, The Sun
> and the Moon in Art and Myth" by Katherine Komeroff, Universal 1974.
> This is out of print, but may be at libraries…?
> The "Book of the Sun" by Tom Folley and Iain Zaczek this is available at
> I found a page of suns to print out from someone's personal web page (it
> came up on a search!) The address is:
> Jeanne suggested contacting CBS Sunday Morning Show regarding their
> sun's that they have used before/after commercials. I will do this and
> let you know if I have any luck! Great idea!! I love it….
> If anyone else has a sunny idea, please keep sharing! Huge, grateful
> thanks!
> Sara in chilly coastal NC where we actually saw a few snowflakes!!
> PS: (here's my list of sunny words in case you're interested!!)
> Land of the midnight sun
> When sunny gets blue
> (Johnny Mathis song)
> Sunshine on my shoulder
> (John Denver)
> Sunny side of the street
> Sun up/sun down
> East of the sun and west of the moon
> House of the rising sun
> Sun never sits on the British Empire
> Nothin' under the sun
> Sittin' in the sun
> Sun beam
> Sun burn
> Here comes the sun (Beatles)
> Sunny side up
> Sun struck
> Sunny disposition
> Kingdom of the sun
> Sun King Louis IV
> Sun in all its glory
> Sun temple
> Sun flower
> Sun God
> Sunstroke
> Sunny
> Sunglasses
> Suntan
> Sunroof
> Sunlight
> Sun drop
> Face of the sun
> Sun always rises
> "Good Day Sunshine"
> "I'll Follow the Sun"