Today I finally got to unveil my "Persistence of Memory" costume. It was, for the most part, a success though I did have a few Kindergarteners who I passed the in hallway ask me if I was going as a banana tree!? My 5th and 6th graders recognized the iconic artwork so it was a good opportunity to teach them a few things about Salvador Dali and Surrealism. A fourth grader suggested I should have worn a Dali-esque glue mustache to complete the look. C'est bonne idee, mon ami!
So I found out that sewing a garment is super hard. I tried my best to harness the spirit of Demetri from last season's Project Runway and bit of the shutspa of fellow art teacher blogger/vintage textile artist, Cassie Stephans, but oh my, a seamstress I am not.
I think I had the most fun building and painting the puffy sculptural clocks. I do like sewing free-form objects, but as for the dress I was quite afraid I was going to bust a seam reaching down to pick up paper scraps! It was a wild day, as Halloween days at school usually are. Here's to you, Salvador Dali, you are too cool.