Rodeo!!

January 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Evidently, Rodeo is a big thing here in Texas. (Understatement much?)

I volunteer with a friend for the PTA bulletin board at my oldest kiddo's school. Last time, it took an afternoon to take down the previous board, and design & put up the new display. Each month, the display gets changed and I figured this month's would be as simple. Nope. One word:

Rodeo.

And to boot, almost all the previous years' decorations had been lost, worn out or disposed of. So we had to start basically from scratch. There were photos of the displays from the past, and we used that as our inspiration and expanded on it. So, it took a bit longer than one afternoon, but for the love of the arts (which, unfortunately, when money is tight, creativity and fun are prime targets for cuts) and for the sake of the kids, it was totally worth it.

Every kid (and teacher, and staff) got really excited whenever they passed by the display. They spun around and around admiring all the details and pieces we created (for Rodeo, it wasn't just one bulletin board, but the entire lobby). The expression on their faces made it totally. worth. it. And I got to play with the lamination machine (awesome!!)

Can't wait to see what Rodeo is all about this week.



Mui Chao
Photographic Artist
SimplyMui Photography


This was fun to make -- upcycled from cardboard box scraps. Add paint, coffee, fire and rope and TA DA!!

Canyons, and oversized silhouettes by me. Puffy relief styled fencing, southwestern sun and ranch sign by A.R. The cowboys & cowgirls were made by the students.

Detail of the cowboy & horse silhouette

Detail of the covered wagon & oxen silhouette

Huge cardboard sign by AR & me (did I mention we're all about the being reducing, reusing and recycling?). Log cabin facade by the PTA volunteers

Dancing cowgirl silhouette by me, pennant sign by AR

There were a LOT of cowkids to put up :)


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