It all started with a bunch of poster boards. How would these ever turn into an exhibit?
Step one was covering them with old fabric.
I was having flash backs to the first week of grade nine, when all my teachers made us cover our text books.
Glue gun glory!
For anyone wondering, my book-covering skills are still in fine form.
The planning begins!
There's something truly magical about seeing a bunch of blank boards, just begging to be turned into something more.
And so it begins...
While I'm happy to consider myself a crafter, I've never considered myself an artist. The idea of an exhibit totally freaked me out. "Go with my medium you're comfortable with," I was told. So every night, I sat down with some card board and markers and got to work.
I made a really big mess.
And this was after I had done some cleaning up.
Slowly the boards started coming to life.
I got really into cutting pictures out in fun ways.
Even Ryan made it into the exhibit!
Board #1 is almost done. This was at about 4pm on Wednesday. Only 11 more to make in 50 hours after already pulling an almost-all-nighter. No big deal.
Getting ready for Trip #1 to Wise Daughters. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Hanging the chains. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
... still, at 8pm on Thursday there was oh-so-much to do. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Wise Daughters quickly became a work studio for getting the final pieces in place. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
It's really handy to have amazing friends who don't mind being put to work at all hours of the day and night...
Close to 100 glue-gun-glue-sticks were used in the making of this exhibit. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Final touches. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Almost there. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
At about 11pm, I decided everything needed to be out-lined in glitter glue. Clearly. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Adding the 3-D elements. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
A participatory exhibit. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Panel #3. And sadly, the photos of Panel #4 got lost ... so you'll have to just go and check it out yourself.
But wait! Every good opening needs food, and so many of the projects were food based. So why not make all the food? You can't see it here, but Karim is churning butter and I'm making marshmallows in this photo. We're really good multi-taskers. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
T-30 minutes to opening. Almost there. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Almond & Vanilla Marshmallows. Baguette with home-made butter. Delicious. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
Oh yah. And uber-fizzy gingerale. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
And then, people showed up. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.
A million thanks to everyone who helped make the exhibit happen. Photo: Karim Rizkallah.