Well, I settled on two options for the unconventional challenge. I decided I would make a dress out of bubble wrap and one from CD's. I loved them both! I could not decide which one to submit and so I sent photos to friends and asked them to help me select. Half my friends chose the bubble wrap and half selected the CD's.
When we were told the next challenge was unconventional, I was totally uninspired and wanted to tell them that I was resigning. I have never done anything like this and didn't think it make any sense. Why make something that you could nto wear? But I love a challenge so once the ideas came, I was completely invested.
I learned a lot in the process. Here is what I learned: CD's don't break! In my mind, I was going to wrap them in a towel and release my frustrations with a hamnmer. Didn't work. So, then I had to figure out how to get them into workable pieces. Cutting them was the answer. So, I spent a good bit of time cutting CD's into various pieces. Then I went to work on my jigsaw puzzle dress! This was REALLY fun when we went out to take photos. Two iconic Memphis landmarks, Stax and Sun Studios were my choices. The tourists at both places marveled at the dress when they realized what it was. This was great fun!
Because nothing can be simple for me, once the dress dried, we were headed to our chosen shoot location; the fountain at Tiger Lane. Here is when I realized another problem. The paint (white) flicked off like snowflakes every time you touched the dress!! OMG, So, as I put the dress on at the location, paint was all over my arms, back and neck. We tried to wipe it off as best we could, but close ups show me looking like a glitterball!!!
But, in the end, it was all worth it. I LOVED how great these photos turned out and I thought the dress was really cute. I used silver electrical tape for the belt. And did you catch the suble reference - BUBBLE wrap and bubbles of water cascading behind me? LOL. I am silly, yes it's true!
And I did make it to the FINALE! The final category was Ball Gowns! Stay tuned!