14.5.12

Last Weekend...

Organised by the development section of Grand-Falls Windsor in conjunction with artEX, Jesse Walker held a fun and potential-filled lantern-making workshop in the really awesome space behind the Irving Station-- looks like a hunting lodge...! The idea behind the bamboo and paper lantern-making was to prepare for the lantern festival in St. John's this summer.

Lotus in progress...

...wings for...

...the LARGE dragon...

... I stayed with my friend Brenda, who is making this beautiful birchbark and tissue paper star lantern...

...beautiful colourful star...

...Linda's bomber fish lantern...

...soon-to-be-finished dragonfly lantern...

...another star drying...

...tall building in progress...

...ladybug drying...

lanterns drying in front of the fire-- which was put on for us at 8am each morning so that the space would be warm (how LOVELY!!)...

Here you see the thing that I was working on for most of the time-- it was very funny seeing people try to say nice things about it, as it looks clunky, not much colour, and hard to understand; I was mainly trying to figure out how to make a hinged action for this aristotle's lantern so that the outer five panels would open up and send the 'teeth' which would hold the candle, downwards... it took a long time, but I'm on the right track.

More pieces drying by the fire...

Aristotle's lantern lit... (still not very attractive, but almost anything with a candle in it can look warm and inviting!)...

...and the little 'quickie' that I made ready for take-off.
Very enjoyable time in GFW again-- artEX seems to be a part of many interesting things, looking forward to participating again!

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