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Spread your wings (Part Two)

Here it is as promised, part two for my post about my fabulous time at Charity Wings with Elena Lai Etcheverry. You can catch up with Part One HERE .
After teaching the workshops, the next big event during my visit was to take part in a world record breaking event (yes, world record breaking!!).  The event was to create the worlds largest wings made with Duct Tape!  Sounds a little crazy hey?, well it was but in a fantastic way.  For weeks running up to the event, Elena had put a request out for donations of feathers made from Duct Tape and boxes full to bursting had arrived- look at the picture above to see just a few.  Who knew you could make feathers with Duct Tape? (well actually you can make a whole lot more than feathers but I'll tell you about that later).

The feathers were going to be stapled onto some board wings to act as support. Here they are before we started, they are HUGE! 

The very fabulous Marisa Palweko was also co-hosting the event with Elena, and it was sponsored by Westcott Brand scissors.  Here's a fab little video showing what we got up to. - if you look closely you can see me filming with the ipad for the live streaming and later stapling on feathers too

Here's a link to watch a longer video with chat from Marisa Palweko and Elena, you can see it HERE (I'm stapling on that one too!)

All done!

Then after everything was all done, then of course we had to do a little celebrating.

Can you see Jamie Dougherty too?  She's another fabulous chick, so talented and such a lovely girl. Love her.

and of course we had to party,

and finally  end it all with a fabulous breakfast!
(this makes me laugh at how tired I look)


This was, without a doubt one of the best times of my life, not only did I get to make fab art, travel to the US and take part in a world record but the BEST thing was to meet these fabulously talented chicks.
We had a blast.

Thank YOU
Elena for being a wonderful host.  I loved every minute of it.


Thank YOU lovely Lura 
for collecting me from the airport.

Rachelle x

P.S If you want to make fantastic things from Duct Tape too, check out Marisa Palweko over on You Tube for her fabulous fun tutorials.

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