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Friday, June 5, 2009

Last totem post

Today I finally finished this very long project at Woods School. What a fun time I have had with the kids, teachers, principal, everyone that works there! We are so lucky to have a school like this in our community. The totems are now on display at the front entrance to the school.
Jim built the boxes for me and we filled them about halfway with concrete then painted them
I filled each spacer and each head with spray foam insulation. This stuff is brilliant, it stabilized the heads on the poles and made everything solid

Then we had to decide where they were going to go. At first they were to go on the playground, but they are just so nice and Mr. Rentz (on the left) wanted them in the school. First we put them between the two entrance doors, but they were back lit and didn't show up. Then we moved them near the lunch area, but there was so much traffic I don't think they would last too long there. So we finally found a blank wall at the main entrance for them. Perfect! Poor Jim(on the right) helped me so much with this project, I don't know what I would have done without him.
TADA! They are soooo awesome. I am extremely proud of these kids.

10 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

They are great!
Good team work! Love them-M

Rose Bauer said...

Fantastic project! Everyone should feel extremely proud of the finished piece.

Jen Mecca said...

Very cool totems! Always wanted to make one of those.

Linda Starr said...

The totems are just wonderful
The concrete filled bases and using the expanding foam what a great way to stablize them.

Meagan Chaney said...

These are fantastic! What a great project!

cindy shake said...

OH, they are just WONDERFUL!

Laura said...

these look super, Tracey!!

Terry Shipley said...

Tell me the heads are ceramic!! These are wonderful!!!

tsbroome said...

Terry, I think somewhere in my mind you were a small inspiration for these. I remember the ones you were doing when I lived in Charlotte and always wanted to try one. Yes they are ceramic and fabulous! I'm glad all of you enjoyed them, you should see the folks passing through the entrance, they stop and look for the longest time.

Patricia Griffin said...

Wonderful! Am catching up on reading and had to check in on how the totems turned out.