Thursday, September 2, 2010

And now for something completely different

Here's Roy.
Good ol Roy hangs out on the bridge to Mattick's farm.
While on our bike ride, we stopped to take a break (and yarn bomb my spine tag!) by dear old Roy and decided to have an improptue photo shoot.

Roy's never looked better in my friends fetching Marvin the Martian style helmet ( or as drunk people around town like to yell, Spartan!!) and the Hufflepuff tag/scarf I made in tribute to my girlfriend.

That's also my friends incredibly pimpin Townie that he just picked up. Roy looks like he would love to go for a ride XD
Keep up the good work Roy.

Beacon hill Tree earrings

I wanted to do a fancy, lacey tag for my friends fantastic new bike.
But needless to say, I don't know how XD
I will keep trying at it, but my attempt fell somewhat short of what I was hoping to do.
So instead of being upset that it didn't work out, I attached them to a tree in beacon hill park.

I think they are a subtle contribution to the loveliness that is the park. So subtle you can barely see them.

I love being there, with all the ponds, and ducks, and geese, and peacocks and squirrels XD
I hope they all enjoy my lil tag.
Today was just such an awesome day.

Bike ride to Mattick's farm: Spine

For a long time now, I have had this piece complete that I have called "the spine".
I really like it because I have this odd fascination with bones.
Anyway, I could never find a good enough spot for this tag, taking it out with me on over a dozen different tagging outings and just never putting it up.

Finally, today!
I found the perfect spot for it, just up enough that you would have to go out of your way to claim this lovely yarn bomb.

As I was taking picture of it, a woman stopped on her bike and asked me if I had made the tag. Grudgingly, I acknowledged my part in its creation. I was happy that she complimented it and said that it was something she wanted to get into, but it was a lot of work to just give it away. I told her about my efforts in Buddhist non attachment, and all in all it was lovely conversation about one of my favorite yarn bombs to date!

P.s. If they look like bonbons, or something else to you instead of vertebrae, don't worry. You are not alone. My intent and my execution are not always the same thing XD

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bike ride to Mattick's farm: Contribution piece

Today, my friend and I went on a bike ride to Mattick's farm. It's a neat little place with some shops, a wonderful country style grocery store, and a miniature golf course (or two 18 hole courses to be exact). Our interest this time round was in the mini golf, as it is one of my favorite past times.
Long story short, I beat my friend XD
On our way there however, I stopped to put up a couple tags.
When we first went on this bike ride, we passed a house that had all this stuff by the side of the road. Art stuff. Gnomes, painted rocks, glass works. All kind of art stuff creating this side of the road display. It even had a radio playing music that you could listen to as you went by.
I loved it.
So like Rico's Fan-Ta-Sea Isle, I really wanted to add to it.

Thus, I contributed my Hufflepuff tag to this lovely woman's art display.
There was even a marker and a lil book that you could write stuff in. So I wrote about how awesome her thing was, left my blog addy, and went on my merry lil way.

We played our golf, and then as we were heading back, I noticed that the display looked different. There was more art, and oddly enough there was something hanging from my tag.

I went closer to look and realized that the lady's whose house this was at had added the tag, along with some other art.

It was super touching to be able to work with this woman, even anonymously.
What a marvelous day!

P.s. There was more written on the back of this note, now that I look at the pictures I took. I don't know what it said, but now I feel the need to go back and find out.