All The Fine Details
We’re so close I can taste the finished product! Our offices once covered in blueprints, are currently playing host to many fabulous “educational manipulatives” – otherwise known as the fine – and fun – details that are pulling all of the exhibits together.
Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday I ran into Liz Comparetto working with her new team member, Debra Anding. They were literally knee deep in all of the crazy-fun stuff that makes us all long to be kids again. They were in a sort of dance involving sorting, playing, organizing, playing some more and smiling non stop.
Later that night on the phone (yes, we work late into the night), Liz said, “… you know, it’s hard to tell from a person’s resume and interview, how they will really do in an environment like a children’s museum. But earlier today, when I wwent to meet with Debra, to go over our To-Do list, I saw her wearing about a dozen different outfits from the Whimsical Wardrobe exhibit. It was a great sign!”
Welcome to the team, Debra (left, pink frame)! You already know Liz – Queen of FUN & SMILES
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Speaking of signs…
Wednesday May 23, 2012 starting at 1:30 p.m.
Yesterday was an exciting day for me. I worked non-stop (with the exception of a small snack), with Lesley Howard, the amazing mother of two, gardener extroardinaire, best front porch listener, and talented local designer responsible for Savannah Children’s Museum’s beautiful logo and exhibit signs. We finalized details on the majority of the signs, packaging them for our friends at Kennickell to print.
While our formal target audience for Savannah Children’s Museum is 0-10, Exploration Station is a space kids older than 10 will enjoy. So, I wanted signs that younger children who can’t read yet would understand, and that older kids would find cool.
I thought you might want to see Whimsical Wardrobe’s sign (this is a picture of the image on a computer screen). Notice the frame on the wall which is one of my favorite manipulatives. Pictured above are Debra and Liz modeling the real frames.
A Sign Is Born…
The process of designing signs can be long and tedious, and this blog won’t ever do it justice, but I thought you’d all enjoy a peek at the process, just the same. Below are images of Frogtown Garden’s sign evolution. The sign is not 100% finished, but it’s getting there!
Note: the first image is sadly drawn by me, on a 3″ x 5″ note card. I do this a lot with designers, because I find if they’re good listeners, my drawings don’t have to be good at all.They get the concept and create something amazing…
What’s Happening Today
Thursday May 24, 2012 starting at 10:30 a.m.
This morning two different colleagues sent me images of the upstairs portion of Exploration Station. One image had the simple subject line of “OMG!” To understand the transformation, I’m including a before picture featurng our archaeologist Rita Elliott and project manager Amy Ver Beek Brown, along with today’s almost-finished image. As you can see on the right, more trees are being planted as well!
Oh, the tree in a hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around, all around
And the green grass grew all around
~The Green Grass Grew All Around, Folk Song Lyrics
See you Saturday June 9th! Ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 9 a.m. sharp.
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