Monday, April 03, 2006

...merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily....

Hi folks,
Please be patient with me as I try to perfect the layout of this blog. The formatting was done using Mozilla Firefox web browser; consequently, it's best viewed using the same.

Click on any of the photos on this site to enlarge and see the details.

Day 1
Here comes the first layer of paint.

I wanted to get the backdrop finished: sky, earth, and stream. Funny, cause one of the cow design ideas I thought of submitting (but didn't) was an Earth Cow, which this one resembles at this point.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Bringing Home "Cow"

She's with me now, but she's a fatty.

And here she is.... all wrapped up in bubble wrap. Looks like she's suffocating, but she's still strutting her stuff. Fresh out of the U-Haul, Sarah sizes her up. Do you think we can do it?

That's what we were thinking. Can we do it? Forgot to ask if we thought she'd fit. So the funny part of the story (honestly, it'll feel funnier after my muscles quit aching) is that we got her up to the third floor, and then she wouldn't fit in the right door. Every which way we tried to move her around a tight corner, she just wouldn't fit. Either her stomach's too fat or her horns and ears are too wide for this apartment. So for now, she's camping in Sarah and Ryan's bedroom. That, we decided over dinner last night, is where she rests for the moment.

Thank you, Sarah and Ryan, for hefting the heifer. we decorated her, and went to bed.

Monday, March 27, 2006

cow painting

Greetings, friends.

I will be documenting my cow painting experience with the Boston Cow Parade
on this, my first web blog ever.

At this point, I have my design, titled "Life is but a Dream" (see picture above) and I have my paints ready. I have a U-Haul on reserve and an appointment for Thursday afternoon to pick up my life size fiberglass cow. The cow stands as high as my chest, is 3 1/2 foot lengths wide and 8 1/2 foot lengths long (took some measurements of the promo cow at South Station this weekend). I'm hopeful that the sculpture will fit through the doorways and up the three flights of stairs into my friends' Sarah and Ryan's apartment in Dorchester. I'm sure I'll get by with a little help from my friends.

That's pretty much it, for a few days, until the cow comes home.

Promo Cow at South Station
(that's my friend Ryan posing with the cow)
design: grid map of the Boston T subway/train system