Several months ago, my friend Teresa borrowed one of my home made doll stands to use in a performance entry. "Those are really easy to make," I told her. "I can show you how."
Then, of course, I forgot all about it.
A month later, we were both at another live show. This time I was judging, and I happened to mention that one of Teresa's jumps would look better with an additional rail. Teresa said, "I know, but I don't have a rail that's long enough."
"Teresa!" I exclaimed with exasperation. "Rails are dowels. Anyone can make them!"
"Yeah," she responded. "I just never get around to doing it."
"We need to have an Arts and Crap day," I said.
I am not the most organized person so it's taken me another couple months to pull this together, but tomorrow I will--finally!--host my first ever BCS Arts and Crap Day. I am expecting eight or nine local hobbyists, and we will spend the morning working on all kinds of project including Teresa's jump rails and doll stands,tackmaking,
and even a little bit of resin prepping and repair.
The studio is much too messy for tours, but I've pulled out some of my best new treasures for a little show and tell.
My house is pretty small so we will be... cozy... and poor anxious Darcy is likely to bark the entire time.
Still, it ought to be a lot of fun for everyone involved. Expect a full report sometime tomorrow!