Poppy Day Art Project

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Volunteers assembled again at this afternoon's Poppy Team Meet at ArtWork Studios. Someone brought in a fallen log which will be used in the artwork, which just needs to be cut up and burnt. We also looked at some of the drawings from Witton Church Walk Primary and admired the simple message conveyed by the designs. Another flurry of poppy pictures will be collected from Winnington Park Primary tomorrow so look out for them appearing here on this blog.

A visitor from Italy joined us and showed us her idea for a canvas painting which this project had inspired her to begin, and someone else brought in a repeat pattern series which had been prompted by the poppy symbol.  Lots of other ideas were generated which we wished we had time to deliver, so we resolved to revisit them perhaps for next years Poppy Day.

We prized opened the first tin of paint and tested this out on the first panel to see how many coats would be needed and what it would look like, and then cut out the templates to try out the overall layout of the design. Some test pieces were created to try out the surface relief materials, the fixings and the adhesive to ensure that it 'does what it says on the tin'! 

A representative came along from the Royal British Legion and we had an interesting discussion about how the Legion provides support for servicemen and women wounded in recent conflicts, and we looked at a poster bearing the heading 'Live On' which made us think more closely about those young people who are injured and need support for the rest of their lives.

The Poppy Team will reconvene tomorrow morning to make more progress with the task of painting, and again on Saturday to tackle the fallen log.