I'm taking a break from a paper to write this... it is a story from today, although has a few days' backstory.
Last Wednesday, I went to Willamette's Art Club (The Student Art Co-op, or "SAC") in order to paint a flamingo, and a sign for Culture Shock. I didn't manage to do either. Instead, I spray painted five bowling pins various colors as gifts and awards for people who had come many times to bowling club this semester, and I took the sign and made it into a Smile Sign. I had to come back to the lj-community in order to get some sense of the proportions of it, but I obviously couldn't measure that well and expect to get it done quickly. In short, it took me two attempts but I came away with a Smile Sign that's about 3ft wide by 2ft tall, red, with white letters.
I've been taking the big 'ol unwieldy thing pretty much everywhere. It's even been in my car on at least one trip off campus. I was walking home from work with it today, and passing Goudy I ran into what appeared to be a girls class from a Catholic school on field trip. None of them were older than 10, maybe 11, probably closer to 9. So many braces-wearing little girls in white shirts and black skirts/pants going "Smile!" "I'm smiling!" and all that. It was kinda scary, although also pretty nice.
I thought you guys might enjoy that story.
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