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D2 Thursday, September 9, 2010 SOUTHERN UTAH LIFE THE SPECTRUM & DAILY NEWS FAMILY Continued from D1 "My steady hand is not as perfect as the computer, but the look of old lettering lettering as found in a family Bible seems preferred ..." she said. The technique of lettering lettering is tedious and is exact-, exact-, exact-, ing. Once Sagers receives the pedigree chart of family names, she lightly pencils in each name on a form, balancing the spacing by eye, then transfers the names again in pencil to the art paper. The names, spellings and placements are checked and rechecked before inking inking with a calligraphic pen. "One mistake and I have to start all over again," she said. "I have to do the inking inking all in one'day to assure assure the same slant of my lettering." Sagers has' noticed that no matter how many people people say they would love a chart, the process of getting names to her seems to be the biggest hurdle. "I wonder if they are just waiting until they have 'finished' 'finished' all of their genealogical genealogical research," Sagers said. "I personally don't mind see- see- M i f ir A framed Sagers family genealogy chart is displayed in August 201 0. THAYA GILMORE FOR THE SPECTRUM & DAILY NEWS ing a few blanks on a chart That only means to me that life is in process. This chart is a living art piece. When a new name is found, we celebrate and remove the chart from its frame to add the newly-found newly-found newly-found name to the family circle." It takes about 10 to 20 hours to complete a Fan Chart. The larger six-generation six-generation six-generation six-generation circle takes more time. The completed chart Z7f II u IV SAFE YOUR MONEY? 'ERIC SCOTT 352 E- E- Riverside Dr. B-4 B-4 B-4 Specializing a lax Saving ot. beorge md IRA Planning 435-773-9444 435-773-9444 435-773-9444 435-773-9444 435-773-9444 is then framed, sometimes using a double-framing double-framing double-framing and it is hung in the customer's home. Other talents Sagers has a long list of creative things she likes to do. She claims she is never bored or lacks for some creative creative idea. To go along with her art talent, she does pen and ink pictures. "The ideas just keep coming," coming," she said. "I do pen and ink renderings of old homesteads homesteads to bring to life treasured treasured family memories." She also embellishes poetry poetry with ink designs, wa-tefcolor wa-tefcolor wa-tefcolor and pasteL . Another idea came to her when she noticed her parents needed a "covering" "covering" while snacking in front of their television. She designed and sewed a "Topper" to pop over their ".lit Snap-On Snap-On Snap-On Implant Teeth Premium Snap-On Snap-On Snap-On Implant Teeth Permanent Implant Teeth 5n" Vkl't flfTrfTOTI Call jociay: 455,674.51 00 Southern Utah's Exclusive Implant Teeth Specialist (PROSTHODONTIST) State-of-the-Art State-of-the-Art State-of-the-Art State-of-the-Art State-of-the-Art State-of-the-Art State-of-the-Art On-Site On-Site On-Site Dental Laboratory clothing and catch crumbs from dropping into their lounge chairs. "They have been a popular popular item at craft fairs," Sagers said. She has made many ka leidoscopic quilts to give as gifts. She also designed designed and sews cloth diapers. "My daughter chose to use cloth diapers " on her babies," she said. . "We worked up a sculpted, comfy design and have had a ball creatine Velcro- Velcro- tab diapers out of the bright flannel fabrics available." Testing out her skills at writing poetry, poetry, Sagers joined a writers group called The Writers' Wordshop. The group compiled compiled a poetry collection in 2008 entitled "Voices from the Desert" to which Sagers contributed poetry and penned the illustrations. She also helps people get started in writing their life stories by interviewing, taking dictation dictation and transcribing their history for them. Sagers was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She took four years of art in high school and one year at the School of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. "As a child, my parents ensured that I had plenty of art supplies and trips to JKvv4 a! - , ;"" V " i- i- (-'' (-'' (-'' ' "' I i ' ' a ; 'i v . : i VI S to. l ,, I f n , u r , j- j- u r ; ' ' I T" f f V-1 V-1 V-1 '. , V " "ft ) , ..r ti " Mary Sagers stands by the framed Sagers family genealogy chart that she designed and now displays displays in her home, in August 2010.thayagilmoreforthe SPECTRUM & DAILY NEWS z -l -l ft e- e- III 1 1 1 1 IIPIW I III Mary Sagers designs and sews colorful flannel diapers, thaya gilmore for the spectrum & daily news art museums to nurture my love for beauty? Sagers said. "I never expected to do art as a living." She graduated in the field of executive secretarial secretarial sciences from Alfred State Technical College in Alfred, N.Y. Upon moving moving to Utah, she worked in the Dean's Office of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah for many years. There she met her husband, Steve Sagers of Idaho. They have three children and four grandchildren, grandchildren, with the fifth due any time. After the home nest emptied, the Sagers moved to the sage-covered sage-covered sage-covered hills of New Harmony, where they lived for 6 years. They moved to St. George four years ago to be closer to her husband's work and her elderly elderly parents. Sagers arts can be seen on her blog, www.thealph-adream.com www.thealph-adream.com www.thealph-adream.com and she can be contacted via e-mail e-mail e-mail at mer-riartisangmail.com. mer-riartisangmail.com. mer-riartisangmail.com. Thaya Gilmore can be contacted at intent902 comcast.net.