A huge THANK YOU to our supporters! We <3 you all! Seriously can't thank y'all enough. :)
Without further ado, here's an update on what's going on with the Daruma this week.
Yesterday Angie, Edwin, & Kat met with our Project Manager Abraham from the Hatchfund team and showed him around our build site. Thanks for visiting us, Abe!
Also, we decided to strip the newspaper papier-mâché layer we had affixed to the chicken wire last week because it seemed a little too flimsy for our liking. The newspaper was peeling off the chicken wire, so we're going to try something different to make everything stick better and the whole structure sturdier.
We're in the process of testing two methods that the amazing BRC Observatory team suggested. If all goes well, Edwin, Eric, & Kyle will be applying a layer of "claycrete" (papier-mâché mix made of toilet paper, that when dry, is supposed to be as sturdy as clay) to the Daruma on Saturday. We were able to gain guidance from some folks who had worked on a large scale papier-mâché structure for BEquinox that burned, so we're feeling pretty confident and excited about this new method. Thank you so much Eric A. for your guidance!
If any of you are interested in helping out with any of the build days, please please please reach out! We'd love to meet you! My email is Angie@darumaproject.org, Edwin's is firstname.lastname@example.org, and Wilbur's is email@example.com.
Much love! xo