Have you seen Cherdonna on the cover of the latest issue of A&P, our art and performance quarterly? Did you know Cherdonna really fell, fully dressed, into a swimming pool? Here's Christopher's essay all about her, with four of the photos from our photo shoot (including her spraying her hair with Aqua Net in the hair-products aisle at a grocery store), but that doesn't begin to cover the photos we took.

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I still can't believe Cherdonna was willing to fall backwards into the water like this!

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  • Christopher Frizzelle

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  • Christopher Frizzelle

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  • Christopher Frizzelle

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  • Christopher Frizzelle
  • Thanks to the Gaslight Inn for letting us use their pool!

Did you know we also asked Cherdonna to run around a Safeway, borrow a leaf blower's leaf blower, hold up a giant piece of wood we found in a trash pile, and take a shovel into a cemetery?

Check out all the EXTRA PHOTOS below!!

The shoot started with a spontaneous decision to borrow this guy's leaf blower...

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  • Kelly O

Man, those things are noisy!

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  • Kelly O

Then we decided to gas up the car. The sight of Cherdonna stopped an eight year old girl and her mom in their tracks. We got other funny looks too.

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  • Kelly O

I brought a cold corn dog that I'd bought from City Market as a prop. This is one of my favorite photos because I love the hot pink lipstick on the dog.

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  • Kelly O

After the gas station and a costume change, we tried to take a couple photos at 7-Eleven. The cashier thought we were nuts and wouldn't let us take photos inside the store. So we took this photo in the alley next to 7-Eleven.

A guy walking by jumped and gasped when he came around the corner and saw Cherdonna sprawled out on the pavement. I think, at first, he thought she was dead. We were right across the street from a hospital.

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  • Kelly O

On the way to Safeway, this happened by the bus stop. She's a dancer, you can tell.

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And then we found a pile of lumber destined for the trash and played around with some "Cherdonna and her wood" photos. Look, it's the Log lady from Twin Peaks!

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Unlike 7-Eleven, Safeway didn't seem to mind us taking photos while we, uh, "shopped"...

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  • Kelly O

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At one point Cherdonna felt sleepy and found a very comfy little spot for a nap.

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Don't worry, Safeway, we didn't use your Aqua Net—we brought our own in.

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  • Kelly O

After Safeway and another costume change, we stopped by the cemetery. I was a little nervous about the shovel. We didn't REALLY dig a grave.

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  • Kelly O

Our last stop was the swimming pool from the top of this post, at that beautiful bed and breakfast on 15th Avenue, the Gaslight Inn. Who knew they had a swimming pool? Once Cherdonna was in, she said the water was quite nice.

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I think her wig held about a gallon of water...

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...and even the best eyelash glue is no match for a pool.

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  • Kelly O