18 March 2008

Art?

Today, in my attempt to avoid doing homework, I came across this question: Do trees get cold? It sounded interesting, so I thought I'd give the link a try. Interestingly, there is a small town where the community helped to knit a sweater for a pear tree. And for no apparent reason... Just some artsy lady who decided knit the words "Knitknot Tree" into a gold band, then she added a smiley face for good measure and attached it to her tree. The neighbors saw it and started knitting their own sections to add to the tree, and now they've gone as high as possible (the city officials don't want anyone to fall while attaching more pieces). The sweater even has pockets that people can put stuff (like good luck charms) in, and little kids like to check out whats in it as they pass.
And I gotta say I love it! I'd love to have a neighbor like that. I do have a sweet lady neighbor who has a ceramic zoo in her front yard, it was always my favorite house to pass when i was walking to elementary school. And she'd always give us treats (they were different times back then; simpler. You could trust the food people gave you.).
And I hear there's a house on 9Th street that has a family of ceramic ducks. I've never been able to find it, but one of my co-workers would pass it on her way to work and give me the update. They were always in a different location, and sometimes they had little outfits on. If it was raining they had little yellow rubber hats and rain coats. Isn't that delightful?
Someday, I hope to be the eccentric neighbor bringing smiles to children of all ages.

1 comment:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I am glad you got a chuckle out of my effort as an artsy lady (which is a lot nice than some of the comments I have read LOL). check out our non commercial slide show about the tree at: www.jafagirlart.com