Next meeting is on Saturday morning 2nd March, 10:30am at Ursula’s place in Kaloudiana.
Isn’t diversity wonderful? We have quite a big group now and quite a few people joining this carnival. As group size grows, so does the challenge of organising and keeping open to various, diverse opinions. And in the end, we parade as a team!
This morning we met and did some good progress on many fronts.
Some of us went to the beach to collect another two truckfuls of rubbish. Hopefully they will be enough for the fish. The beaches are a disaster. I don’t say this lightly, it is a real, environmental disaster.
Some stayed and worked on the costumes, the ‘fish’ bunches that we are planning to have hanging as we parade.
We also now have a wood frame for the car, plus a plan for how to use the sheets around it.
And we painted some of the waves on the trailer sides.
We didn’t work on the fish today, but we are planning to do it on Saturday.
For Saturday, the idea is to:
- sort and clean up the new rubbish and use it to finish filling the fish. This will be a long, laborious job where many hands can help.
- decorate and finish the fish (eyes, tail, fins)
- retouch and do details (foam, spray) on the trailer waves, plus decorations
- paint waves on the sheets for the car, plus maybe signs
- work on costumes (sew hats + decorations, more fish bunches, scales on kids t-shirts)
As you can see, the list of stuff seems to be growing every time, so you’d better come help!
Here’s a photo of Ursula’s drawing for the final float concept:
And one with this morning’s collection: