An early pencil and crayon design
Planning drawing regarding how much space we'll need.
The final design with frame. Visitors would choose which piece they wanted to make. We also used this master to keep track of which pieces were done.
Dave and Yannick discussing strategy. Yannick is our neighbor's son. He and his girlfriend Katy helped us all day, and we really needed the help. Especially good as are french and most of our visitors didn't speak any english.
Katy on the left, Yannick's girlfriend.
Roland, our neighbor, on the right. Yannick's dad.
Mika joined in between naps.
Some of Roland and Yolande's family. Yolande is Roland's wife.
Dave looking official.
Linda and Colette (one of her Tai Chi buddys)
Linda with an expression of...
Dave and Linda.
One of Roland's brothers helping. Roland in the background.
Yannick taking a well earned break. .
Yannick and Katy.
Linda even sold some small pieces.
Some Christmas ornaments for sale.
Katy giving some advice.
Dave and Roland.
Part of the walled garden where we set up.
We had about 30 visitors who made about 35 pieces. There was well over 100 pieces, so we (mostly Linda) finished it at home.
The finished piece.
We presented it to the mayor of Bouloc and found a perfect place to hang it, right in the foyer where everyone coming into the mayor's office will see it.
Newspaper article (translation follows). This is the online version. We have several copies of the actual newspaper (of course). Layout is identical, but photo is black and white.
English translation of newspaper article text and photo caption.
The original photo used in the newspaper.