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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Story Telling Girdle

Here's my latest version at play.

While the last one I had a hard time parting with...

This one was happily tree bound.

There is just something about the wool as canvas that
grips the tree and holds it perfectly in place.

A second skin,
a cozy sweater.

This piece feels like it has always lived on the bark.

Since our house is both to-and-fro
from all sorts of schools & classes,

I added a little textual story telling element

Today Pu and I started a story and told it on the way to kickball.

(Can you imagine a better course description than 'kickball'?!?)

Our "Once upon a time there was an incredible tale..."

...involved penguins and playing live violin in the car.

Maybe someone else will be beckoned to tell
 an incredible tale en route.

It was a pretty funny act crocheting this knit piece onto the tree.

Snowflakes beginning to fall,
fingers cramping.
My tiny flashlight beaming as inquisitive cars slowed down in the night.

It's always a fun experience to be 'caught' in the act of assembling these pieces.
Most people REALLY don't know what to say.

Um, I think that chick is sewing a tree...
no that can't be right...

I always go with friendly and greet them from the bushes.

It's odd,
for sure.
But, I appreciate the odd and think it adds a little
skip to the step.

 Here are some quick bastard cousins to replace some I snipped down.

Not sure Gossie belongs in the tree,

but she's a shout out to the part of my 
target demographic that is age 3.

1 comment:

  1. I would have loved to hear and see peoples reaction when they caught you putting these up!!! What a blast! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!