Art Bin

This project has been going on for sometime here in my community but this is the first time we’ve had a chance to participate. Metal trash cans are painted bright and beautiful and placed all around our community for an easy place to leave your trash. We all met at a downtown art gallery this morning. We were a bit early thanks to my not changing our kitchen clock’s time back. Turned out to be for the best since it got quite busy later on in the day.

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I was a bit surprised at my dh’s artistic ability in painting a Birch Tree in fall bloom. It was obviously a beauty from the get go. My artistic ability fell a little short but it was still a lot of fun. Lily painted the lid on her own and then helped me colour in the words “COMMUNITY” that I had written on the side of the can. We also coloured many waves of colour in the background to finish up the can.

My friend Barbara brought a cooler filled with hot baked potatoes and laid out little dishes of whatever fixin’s suit your fancy. There is a local farm that was welcoming people to come dig up potatoes for free. You were welcome to however many you can dig up and I think most of these potatoes came from there. There was also cookies, punch, dried fruit and crackers. We had a wonderful time!

Don’t mind the lack of smile. He was really enjoying himself, I assure you!

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Lily with her lid and me getting my photo taken without realising it. Leif of course was always nearby. He surprisingly enjoyed watching and didn’t get into the paint much.

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4 Responses to Art Bin Project

  1. paxye says:

    that looks like so much fun!!! and I love Cam’s tree :)

  2. Katherine says:

    That is just SO COOL! :)

  3. Katey says:

    How cool! What a great idea!

  4. Annie says:

    It WAS so cool! We had a great time and would love to do it again.

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