A New Season!
Wendy wanted to kick off Season 5 in a big way and what better way to do that than with a giant, light up 5?
Using two large pieces of foam core, we were able to cut out a 5 that stood 8 feet tall.
To amplify the light, we sprayed the 5 with shiny, silver paint. Before we could add lights, we needed to create the holes for
the bulbs to go through.
Using the paddle bit on the drill, we were able to drill dozen of perfectly round holes.
Lighting can be tricky, especially considering how easy it is to blow a fuse. To avoid causing a power outage during our opener, we used low-watt bulbs, strung and connected along power strips.
We used wood to help brace the 5, which also helped hold the power strips.
Those power strips had to be held methodically so that the wires could remain orderly and unknotted.
Over two hundred bulbs were screwed in, the 5 was braced, and we were all ready to power it up!
As with any production, a rehearsal is always needed.
A day before the big show, we positioned the 5, fed it some power and then slowly reached for our sunglasses as we relished in our success.
Our 5 shined almost as brightly as Wendy’s smile. Our big open helped kick off our biggest season yet.
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