Things have been heating up around Seattle this week. Our deadline looms as the temperatures soar. The first third of the projects were easy as they were things that interested us and we were enthused to get started. Then there is a group of things that are of interest but take more expertise/equipment/time/resources than are readily available to the average (speaking in global or national terms, not in Seattle terms) family. These are the group we're doing now. Then come just a few which don't seem to speak to any of us but are part of the group and so much be accomplished. Much like chores I think. Thankfully there are very few that fall into this category.
We've borrowed a video camera (thank you SO much, Winky!) for the week so I hope we can do our video shooting this weekend. With so much going on, it's becoming a bit more of a challange to track our assignments as well. To remember to photograph them for all of you watching the www.learningtoloveyoumore.com website that won't be able to attend Bumbershoot this Fall. For some items it seems as though there are two sets of projects, one for the assignment as stated on the website and the other for how we will display the actual piece at the festival. There are sizes and frames to be considered for photographs, how to impart the audio and video portions to a live audience, how to care for some of the work which is fairly fragile and for some pieces - how to keep them alive or care for them so they are still presentable in September.
This duality is one of the reasons we've given ourselves the end of July deadline. It gives us then some time to breathe and appreciate what we've done and also to make sane decisions about how to present them to all of you who will be attending Bumbershoot. Check out our ad at www.bumbershoot.org by clicking through to the visual arts schedule and then on our project.
Must go now - time to make a movie star of Mary!