Friday, September 30, 2011
The playground is done! We took the kids over on Tuesday (the 27th). There were still a few things that were unfinished, but they had their ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday as planned, and opened to the public.
I found my fish on the fence. You may notice that it doesn't look like the picture I posted. This is actually the back of the fish. I was told that we were supposed to paint the backs, too, since they were going to be mounted on the slats of the fence and would be partially visible from the other side. The back of my fish was deformed (you can see where the edge cut at a slant, on the belly) but I went ahead and did a slap-dash job on it. (Which still took 20-30 minutes, but it didn't look nearly as good as the other side.) I was kind of worried about this at the time, and hoped that whoever put it up would look at it carefully enough to figure out which was the right side. They didn't. (And the fish weren't mounted on the slats anyway--I should have just left that side unpainted!) Apparently they were in a big hurry and just threw stuff up on the fence. And my fish somehow got a smear of green paint on it, too. Don't know how that happened.
I like the pine cone details and the roofs. It was really cool to see things in progress and then the finished product.
Andy goes up the slide...
Kate hangin' around.
I was kind of bummed about my fish, but I got to go back on Wednesday and paint a couple of orcas (not pictures--they're three-dimensional orcas), which was a lot of fun, and then I felt better. I haven't made it back to get pictures of those. I need to do that soon!