Two weeks ago, nisīmis (my younger sister) lent me $40. Last week, I showed her my Woodland Cree clock and told her maybe I should make them with personal pictures as a background. She thought it was a good idea and then asked me to make her a clock with her sons as the background to pay for the $40 bucks I owe her. I agreed and worked on it last night.
I had the picture laminated and placed it in a document frame. I took the glass out and replaced it with the laminated picture. It turned out okay and looks good. I choose a light plastic frame which is light enough to be held up by a thumb tack.
I just thought I would share the story and maybe give some ideas on what can be done with a custom clock. Have a good evening. maybe next time, I will try an 8×10 frame, this was an 8.5×11 frame so I would not have to cut the laminated picture.
nisīmis – my younger brother or sister
masinipīsinowin – picture or photograph
pīsimohkān – Clock
tipahikan – Hour
cipahikanis – Minutes
mīna āpihtāw tipahikan – Half past the hour
For example – 1:30 would be, piyak mīna āpihtāw tipahikan
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