These last couple of weeks have been an extreme roller coaster with many ups and downs. From deciding what kind of material we’d make our baby blanket out of to now decfiding what kind of paint we will be using to redesign our school restroom. Our team struggled big time to find a project we truly felt passionate about; we had major issues in all being agreement with one idea. Until Ms. Miesner questioned us and brought up the wonderful idea of redesigning our school very unattractive restrooms. I find this very valuable because our team has lacked a sense of making decisions, we have just kind of “ehh’d” every decisions until now.
We recently just decided what our plan is; we decided to begin by redesigning the history hall restroom (next to Ms. Mathais) which will be known as the Ann Richards restroom. With that being said, we originally thought of just having Ann Richards quotes being displayed on the newly navy blue painted stalls. But we then questioned whether that’d actually make the restroom more appealing and how it would truly reperesent Ann Richards. We began brainstorming and looked up fun facts of Ann Richards to see if we found anything that could be used to create a visual image of her. Because Ann Richards was Texan we chose to represent that by drawing bluebonnets.
At first we thought that bluebonnets would be easy to draw, I mean who didn’t draw bluebonnets in elementary school? But little did we know that it would be so hard. We lost hope so we looked for instructions on how to draw a bluebonnet which were so useful. We looked up images on google and found various landscapes that were beautiful but we totally forgot to look up paintings instead, specially since we do not have a background in art. Our team sat down and discussed what we would be drawing. At this point we googled bluebonnet painting and found a single bluebonnet that we want to display on the small stalls and a double bluebonnet painting we want to display on the large stall with a butterfly in the corner. Lastly, inside each stall our chosen Ann Richards quotes will be displayed which will work well since it will allow the girls to read and truly reflect on the meaning and importance of the quotes we chose.
In order to make this happen our team will be making stencils by projecting the images on the wall and tracing them to cut out a stencil. We will then place the strencil over the restroom stall and paint it in. We are super excited because this is the most decisive our team has been and this is the most progress we’ve made. We hope to start painting next week and get our program going.