Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Apple Project, Part 1: Lowly the Worm & Apple Car

Recently, through an Art Group on Facebook, a bunch of us 'artists' were asked to 'decorate an apple' for a fundraiser being held by one of the members... 
Was playing Teacher's Pet so *I* got two!
I've split the 2 projects into separate Blog Posts because there are lots of pictures of both apples. 

***But 1st a message about the cause from Sarah Willgohs***
The fundraiser will benefit Will Go Where, a non-profit supporting teachers who want to take their students on transformational education trips. Teachers will be able to apply for funds and then use those funds to raise the additional money required for the trip. Teachers who teach in schools that have high free/reduced lunch programs, rural schools, and those with 8 or less years in the classroom will be given priority.
I'm hoping the fundraiser will be ready for August and there will be an online presence so if friends/family or anyone who wants to bid on the apples, will be able to do so.
Part 1:
For my 1st Apple I made Lowly of Richard Scarry's Busy Town and his Apple Car.
These books were a large part of my childhood/school life, so this made it very personal for me. 
VERY appropriate for the cause too!
 For you unfortunate souls not in the know:
Lowly the Worm:
Richer Scarry's Busy Town:
Lowly himself is made from a Q-tip dipped in Gel Medium 3X and left to dry between each layer. Do NOT ask how long this takes *grumble* Then painted... The hat is a bit of Mulberry Paper, yellow paint and a snip off a real feather.
The car window is cut from a 2L pop bottle (Thank-You Diet Dr. Pepper!) and attached with 2 sided tape.
The wheels were 'donated' by one of my son's deceased Hot Wheels cars. They were embedded in a chunk of foam which I painted black. 
Leaf is thick board taped on and heavily painted. 

Both apples are packed and ready to ship... off to a good cause!







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