Saturday, July 3, 2010

Our town is Artown

In honor of Artown for the entire month of July, OP1 came up with a plan involving knitted panels and sewn-on i-cord, replicating the logo for Artown. The initial idea was to wrap a tree and write "art" on one side and "town" on the other, or to wrap 2 trees with "art" on one and "town" on the other. The plan evolved to use the logo instead (see the link to Artown in the sidebar).

OP & I found a rare parking spot near the park. A warm Friday afternoon and we looked over our options. I don't know about OP,(although I do suspect OP thinks along these lines too because he has come up with some wonderfully creative ideas, such as this one!) but I am always looking for a post or tree or fence or bench or statuary that needs a little je ne sais quoi.

And the winners are: pic #1, a tree by the fence above the river and across from outside seating for some cafe's. It is graced with 3 bombs (well, 2 bombs and a "plant" - a vine with peace leaves and mixed media as it also involves pine cones) - see pic #4 as well. [Click on any pic to enlarge and you can see greater detail.]

Pics #2 & #3 was a light pole in the center of the park, close to the amphitheater. We did this tag first, with people strolling all around and not one person challenging what we were up to. Hiding in plain sight the one question we got was, "Wow - did you knit that?"

We're really hoping all of these will last through Artown and beyond. If not, well, there's always Artown that comes our way in December!

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Keep smiling!


  1. Hey thanks for doing this! We work with Artown and passed on a link for them to check it out.

  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog, where I blogged amount your lovely yarnbombing!
    Out of curiosity, is it still there?