It’s that time of year where the prep for Komen Race for the Cure starts to really kick in. Last year the photo booth in the Survivor’s Tent was a huge success – with a line all day long. This year we’re coming back with double the fun of two photo booths. This past weekend we had a decorating party and one of the items we made was a hand painted photo backdrop – here it is hanging in the office at Komen, just waiting for race day!
Our photo booth is an 8’x8′ background so I picked up 10 yards of simple white fabric, cut it into thirds and sewed all three pieces together to create a 10’x10′ canvas. Inspired by a hand written poem backdrop at a wedding, our committee chair suggested we use the lyrics from the Martina McBride song “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”.
So I laid down some plastic drop cloth and someone ironed the back drop and we taped it down to get started. And I just started painting. I had a handy piece of lathe to help me keep in a straight line and it was fairly slow work so I could make sure I was sticking to a fairly level mark.
Did I mention this was slow work? Thank goodness I had a moral support committee to read me the lyrics, make sure I was spelling words right and keep me talking so I wouldn’t notice that my hips were killing me after two hours of sitting on the concrete floor!
But it turned out sensational! I can’t wait to see some folks take pictures in front of it!