Mary and I wrapped up our projects in Rogers Park this past weekend at the neighborhood's Harvest Festival. The day was overcast and chilly, but families came out to greet the clowns, paint a pumpkin and of course, make a few fabric flowers.
After the theft of nearly 2/3 of our Day of the Dead installation, Mary and I were determined to up the number of flowers at the corner of Howard and Clark. We succeeded. In just 1 hour children and adults had made 80 flowers for us to install! We used the same technique I taught at Intuit in August, so I knew even the youngest of children could do it. Everyone loved the idea and looked forward to spotting their contribution. Mary is proud to show off her creation made with upcycled t-shirt fabric.
By the end of the afternoon, we had added them to street poles and a traffic control box. I love it when folks honk, waving and giving the thumbs up. Such response makes it all worth it.