We left on May 3rd, on the 5:30 ferry from home, were stopped, held up for an hour and searched at the border because the border agent said ``Why would you do art if you`re not making money!!`` Then we stopped in Burlington to pick up the donated wood for the stands (generously donated by Coast Lumber), and drove down Whidby Island to take the ferry to Port Townsend. We arrived at the installation space at 3, spent until very late at night setting up, while the kids entertained themselves very well and graciously.
|Cutting the stand-components (it was extremely cold and windy out there on the balcony!)|
|First sheet to be hung, with the evening sun hitting it from behind.|
|The kids were EXTREMELY patient. They exhausted their supply of games & books soon, and just invented more...|
|...some of which were a bit difficult for adults to understand...|
Then on Sunday evening, as soon as the show closed, we all got to work taking it down. It was a big job, but we worked hard, and managed to get it done sometime late at night (9, if my memory is correct). And when I say we worked hard, I mean everybody! The kids had incentive (getting out of there!) and really did their bit. It was the most enjoyable takedown I`ve done yet, working in joy and solidarity with my own kids.
...and then... we got up exceedingly early and went home.
Well not quite. We promised ourselves a beautiful adventure in Deception Pass on the way home, and that promise was fulfilled completely, as you`ll see in my next post (whenever I find time for it).
|Goodbye, Port Townsend!|
|Hello Chetzemoka Ferry!|