May 4th and 5th
So for the next two days we all worked together, project team, students, staff, parents, neighbours, friends and family to get as much of the mosaicking done as possible.
We also all pulled together to prep signs, posters and other things for the big Village Day Celebration event.
Ting drew out the 6 panels on paper boards to be colored by the students and hung on the walls where the mosaic will eventually be mounted.
Each of the paper panels a replication representation of each mosaic panel.
We were all busy these two days. The mosaics are really coming together with only a bit left to do, but its clear what each panel is about.
"Was great fun adding people crossing our corner at Quadra & Finlayson!!" Margret & Mirelle (Crossing Gaurds) - important to notice that in the fun, the ladies put two little children in the middle of intersection - OOPS!! We will need to fix that.
Everyone took their time to work on areas needing attention.
It looks amazing and so very exciting to have every panel of the project moving forward.
Today we had a great visit from the School Board office along with a Rabbi - who will be renting the Annex to create a Jewish Pre-school. Both gents placed a few pieces into the mosaics.
Karen took a moment with a friend who came by to pause, reflect and breath under the shade of the lovely cherry tree..
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After School Workshop - the Push continues….
Shona, her Dad, Don and friend came in too glue a few pieces. As it turns out Don's Dad, Shona's grandpa, went to Quadra in the 1930's, as well Shona's uncles went here in the 1960's. They all felt an extra connection to the school and this legacy building project. The three decided to stop by after Mireillle reminded them of the open time at the project while they were heading home - thanks Mireille !!
Ting had her husband and daughter help her put up the drawn panels.
Dr. Fawcett got Maurice the Moose into the mosaic and he looks great next to the "mosaic in the mosaic." Its important to notice the mirrors which finally went in today. More important to note the need for slow movements when cutting thick glass. I took a near miss today and slightly cut my forearm, which could have been much worse - Ting watched the whole thing and thought for sure I was going to the hospital. Opps..
I took a some time to add a few details to the 6th panel.
The flower boxes got planted by the Marr family. Mrs. Marr is the teacher who brought the flower boxes to the school. Each year her family and a team from the school take turns mending and loving these lovely additions to the original schoolhouse. They are an important feature to the current school landscape.
We had many people stop by for a while and some for a moment to help us get as much done as possible before the big show and tell tomorrow. Many of the panels are so close to done and it's been a very exciting few days watching how quickly it has all come together - thanks to the TEAM work.
All in all we had a few great days together as a community working hard to create Unity and art. We are well prepped for this weekend's big day.
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Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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