Posts Tagged ‘whimsey’

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What are they eating?

October 24, 2019

I was waiting for a ride the other day when I saw a flock of house sparrows (or in this case hospital sparrows – (they were on the lawn of Rainbow B & C Hospital) – eating what I thought was a mushroom cap.  It turns out it was half a bagel.  Who know they liked deli?

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What am I studying?

October 16, 2019

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What am I recycling?

August 21, 2019

Suzanne Jongmans is an artist who uses packaging materials that we throw away to recreate portraits reminiscent of renaissance art.  Her photographs recall the images of the Old Masters.  She says,” “The idea of making something out of nothing changes our look on reality…Most people throw that [foam] away. I make clothing out of it; foam is my textile.” see more of her work here

Something else to do with your bubblewrap.

from Colossal

 

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What do I find a-MAZE-ing?

August 12, 2019

It is sweet corn season and across the farmlands the corn mazes are popping up.  And there is a contest going on where you can vote for your favorite corn maze.

Treworgy Family Orchard – Levant, Maine

My favorite, this maze is based on the children’s book, Blueberries for Sal

Exploration Acres, Lafayette, IN

Denver Downs Farm, Anderson, SC

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Ronks, PA

Sever’s Fall Festival,- Shakopee, MN

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What am I crocheting?

April 1, 2019

Liisa Hietanen is a fiber artist from Hämeenkyrö, Finland.  In her recent works, she knits and crochets life-size replicas of her friends and neighbors.  See more of her work at her website.

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What am I fishing for?

March 20, 2019

Brighton, England-based textile artist Kate Jenkins has been recreating veggies, seafood, and other favorite foods in wool for the last 12 years. Jenkins got her start in knitwear design, but has begun to focus on knitting feasts rather than fashions. In 2015 Jenkins made her largest installation to date, crocheting dozens of sardines, mussels, clams, shrimp, prawns, lobsters, crabs and other delights from the sea for a full-size fish counter titled “Kate’s Place” at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin. For inspiration Jenkins knits or crochets from life, always purchasing the food she plans on recreating for accurate scale and texture.

more at Colossal

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What am I watching?

January 10, 2019

by Kaplanimo at WordlessTech