Home is where the Art is

Normally, it’s my crafty street art that’s warm and fuzzy but today it’s the message.

I’ve got a bit of a surplus of projects on the go right now. In anticipation of the best week of the year for a knitting, street crafter I am simultaneously working on a few things, some of which are almost ready for installation.

This piece took the lead from behind though. Last week I hadn’t even conceived it, and this week, here it is.

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This piece obviously fired up my enthusiasm. Perhaps it’s because that when taken literally it reflects how I have been living these past few years.

If you’ve been following the blog for some time, you’ll know that I’ve been a bit nomadic lately and that the longer I stay somewhere the more art piles up. There is another lovely interpretation though and that speaks to my personal sense of ‘home’.

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Pondering the message is only necessary if passerby’s notice the doily though, and that might be tough given it’s location.

Abandoned places often fall in our blind spots but hiding things in plain sight is part of the fun of guerila art and street craft.

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This house is hardly on a busy track but it does get some pedestrian traffic. It’s right by the ocean, on Upper Jenkins Cove Road in Durrell (Twillingate’s Brooklyn) and en route to an amazing hike along the cliffs.  I figure few will see it, but the few who do, will be delighted-because who doesnt love a house covered with doilies?

How observant are you in your community? Do you think you would notice if someone started decorating an old, abandoned house on your block?IMG_1695

As mentioned, I’ve got a few more crafty street art projects up my sleeve in anticipation of my favourite week of the year. I love the first week in June because World Wide Knit in Public Day and International Yarnbomb Day both fall on June 10th!

I celebrated in 2015 with Old Manolis & the Sea in Twillingate, and from Koh Phangan last year, amidst my yoga teacher training, with a special project on ‘Hoppiness‘.

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Things wont make you hoppy…but experiences will

This year, I’m calling out to my gangsters! All knitters (and crocheters) are invited to re-unite at the Captains Pub from 2.30 to 4.30 to chat all things knitting and gang related.

If you’re not local join us virtually by sending a pic of your celebration via Instagram or comment below and fill us in on how your community celebrates. We’d love to hear from you, especially if you’re up fiber-fabulousness.

World Oceans Day also falls in that same week so you can expect a fancy new, ocean-themed yarnbomb to be hitting the windy streets of Twill very, very soon.

AND International Yarnbomb Day is the final deadline to have a chance at winning our Yarnbomb Giveaway. Have you ever wanted to try yarnbombing? Well, it doesnt get any easier than this!

So there you have it, the week of June 8-15 is a very exciting time for knitting, street craft enthusiast’s who live by the sea and now you know why! I hope you join in on the celebration.

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Home is where the Art is

  1. Susanne says:

    “Home is where the art is … ” what a lovely quote! And that old abandoned home is so picturesque. But it’s hard to say if I would notice a yarnbomb if I had been passing by the same place for months, years and never noticed it before – although I would be stoked if I did!

    I am getting more and more inspired to create a yarnbomb of my own. But I want to create something epic … something big! WWKIP day is coming up in Nanaimo as well and we’ll be knitting in the park! Maybe I’ll ask my fellow knitters if they have any suggestions for a community yarnbomb. 🙂

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    • The Rock Vandal says:

      Sounds amazing Sus, I am so excited to see what you come up with-plus knitting in the park is going to be totally lovely! I imagine you will be alternating knitting with eating your city’s iconic dessert? Mmmm. Thanks for your thoughts on Home is Where the Art is too-it really would be tough to spot, especially if you are familiar with the area and out for a contemplative walk…but no odds, it’s just as happy being seen as it is being unseen! As always, good hearing from you friend. Keep us posted on your transition to yarnbomber!

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