Saturday, September 21, 2013

Art Cars: Step 1

Today I went to Cheryl's house to start the process of making our Art Cars for the First Night parade. We got the preliminary step mostly done - fitting the slipcover for my car.

Step 1: Drape the muslin over the car

(Big thanks to my in-laws, who moved to India this year and sold me their car, with which I'm doing this project!)

Step 2: Pin the muslin to fit snugly

Step 3: Sew the seams in Cheryl's amazing studio full of puppets (sewing machine not pictured)

Step 4: Admire the items her wonderful daughters collected and shared with me (ladies after my own heart!)

I'm really excited about this project. My slipcover is going to be covered with both painted images of cranes and some three-dimensional birds made out of sheets of corrugated semi-transparent plastic. I'm shooting for something translucent, like vellum. Here's a picture of the sketches and a tiny model; the finished version will probably include some color.


  1. I'm thrilled to have as part of the Art Car project this year for the First Night Parade. Love the images.

  2. That is so cool!

    I just watched "experience" on PBS on the white nose bat syndrome. Made me think of you.

    1. I'm glad awareness about that is becoming more and more widespread! I'll have to check out that PBS episode.