Friday, November 26, 2010

Frenetic Friday

Wow!! Today has gone in a blur. I had a meeting with the Recovery Centre people and Council staff yesterday; and the design for the wall was approved; and the go ahead was given for the Recovery Centre to start construction. But .... I needed to convert the rough sketch into a better construction diagram; choose and clearly indicate colours for all parts of each element; and up-scale the 'children' images and cut out templates for the Recovery Centre folk to use in marking up the custom orb iron (mini corrugation). And I had committed to doing that by about 2pm today.

Well you can see from the photo below I did manage the 'children' templates (they are 650x900mm in size) - I needed them to be energetic and giving a sense of joy. In the work they will be cut out with gas equipment to give them soft but ragged edges and they will be painted in primary colours; then mounted on panels of contrasting primary colours with the corrugations running at right angles; and then two children panels will be mounted on a larger panel with a star to form an element of the overall work. Each of the children panels is 2.5x3m - not small.

Barry Smith © 'The Children'
The final working diagram includes: sizes; corrugation directions; and colours.

I met with the Recovery Centre at 2.05pm today to hand over the plans and the templates. They were keen to show me that they had already made the base panels for the 'children' elements. They think they will have the whole work constructed by the middle to end of next week; and would like it to be installed at the beginning of December. It now is over to them; but I really can't wait to see the final outcome.

After returning home and doing the follow up paper work and clearing up the cardboard mess, I did manage to start a new shrine - A Shrine for Book Lovers. I hope to finish it over the weekend.


  1. very cute - love it - well done - nothing like a bit of pressure! xoxoxoxo

  2. the children templates look really cool! i love the energy and i especially LOVE the hair! :)

  3. What a fabulous project! Can't wait to see it installed and completed! Great job!


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