|Elsie, the Borden's cow, at the State Fair|
But to the point here, we went to the Fair mainly to spend time at the Quilt Show (I'm not one for fairs... or rides... or crowds), but as it turned out, we had a lot more time to spend so we walked around a bit, shared a turkey leg, and did some people watching. As luck would have it, the weather was wonderful, so it was not too hot (as it can be at Fair Park). As it got later, the crowds increased and we left. But we did get to see Elsie, the Borden cow, before we left. She's a very handsome animal... but looked a bit depressed and unhappy in her little crate in the tent. People were oo-ing and aah-ing over her, but she looked like she was saying, "Can we go home now?"
BTW, we did swap our 25-piece clay projects yesterday. However, I didn't get any pictures yet as some didn't bring their original pieces and others spent part of the class finishing them up. But most of us swapped out. I got instructions for a clay tree made of little squares, twirls, and flowers. Am working on it - almost finished, but the clay swirls were still too soft to attach - so they are stiffening and I will attach them Wednesday. Lucky for me, it was a simple piece and easy to assemble. One of the others is an art square with a decal on one side (hard to explain, but I'll get a picture soon). Then we had another birdhouse (similar to mine - maybe more elaborate - made out of porcelain), and then a building structure (kind of like a city street scene). All in all, it was an interesting project (I won't say 'fun'), but we all 'learned' something from it - which I guess was the purpose.
Never the less, I will be happy to get back to working on the wheel.