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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

TRAF - June 11 & 13

So, Sunday was a trouble-shooting day. No new intallations. I do have some images to upload but I am feeling a little low-energy right now, so stay-tuned!

The weekend brings all of the families out. Since this project is placed in the family activity area, the adults and children that visit the origami tent expect to be able to participate in a hands-on project. It has been a challenge to find projects that are easy to communicate to novice folders. If we give a child a large piece of paper to decorate, the child expects to take the paper with them. They're fine with just splashing paint on the papier mache' beasties, though. No expectation of taking anything home there!

The Children's Museum has a booth right next to us that has hands-on activities for the kids. I gotta tell you, though, that by the end of the day every trashcan near the exit of the family activity center is awash in these projects.

I started a project today that I had hoped would be suspended in the moat area of the park. Alas, it is not to be, at least not before the end of this festival. I think it is do-able, but I would need additional materials and supports that just aren't available right now. Plus, I would have to draft a number of folks to help with lifting it into place. It could be cool. Maybe I should build it to scale and propose it to someone down the line...

I am having a grand time with this project. It doesn't seem like it was long enough.

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