Sunday, December 13, 2015

The holidays bring lots of fun and work often with unusual results. 
Not much time spent creating and time is flying with shopping wrapping and activities galore.
Monday, I was helping Vicky create 3 trees made out of catalogue pages. 
She said all I needed were some paper tubes of 3 lengths and some ribbon for the tops. 
She arrived with a load of catalogues to be used making these trees. 
They were to illustrate an article coming out in the Style section of the 
Washington Post on December 12. 
She pictured a group of 3 trees of varying heights. 
We started with a 30 inch, 20 and 11 inch paper tubes and started taping
the catalogue pages to the tubes.
This is the middle size tree trying out ribbon on top. That didn't work.
This is the small tree, again trying an odd top.
Vicky raced out of here with these 3 trees that I thought might fall apart 
before arriving at the POST building. 
She carried elements for 5 or 6 different tops to be tried on each tree.
This is the photographer at the Post checking out each tree and taking some pictures.
Vicky said that we won't know till the article comes out 
if her group of 3 trees will be used or if they will appear singly or not at all.  

You see all the orange cartons in the picture above. 
That color indicates where everything in this room is going in the next building.
This was the last day of all the equipment and staff in the old building.
The article as it appeared on December 12, 2015.
The gist of the story was about all the catalogues sent out for shopping at home. 
Many unusual catalogues were mentioned. The small tree was on page 3. 

December 12, the day this appeared is Caroline Fogg's birthday.
Caroline in the Dan Flavin room at the Hirschhorn Museum that day.
She said she was not blue but happy all day.
Vicky and Caroline rearranging the decorations in the 
outer ring of the Hirshhorn Museum. It twas all quite legal.
A Max Ernst quotation on that same wall.
And outside the Hirshhorn........
December 12  was a warm and colorful day to be remembered.

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