Surprise and Delight…that’s what happens when Art and Mother Nature collide.
I was minding my own business driving home the other day and as I passed a local town square park I came upon such joy and magic that presented itself in the form of crocheted and knitted covered trees…yes, you read that right.
This was a definite stop, park and check out situation!
So this was what I found out…in honor of National Arts & Humanities month (which was in October) there was a nation wide public art installation celebration to bring awareness of the importance of the arts in our community. This absolutely amazing art that I had the privilege of encountering was created by the Atlanta-based group of knitters and crocheters The Knitterati.
Art is for everyone and everywhere,
April Showers bring May Flowers and not just in the garden but also by way of these happy sweet optimistic yarn art masterpieces.
I am a super fan of all fibers arts…macrame, latch hook, crochet, needlepoint, string art and yarn art…you name the fiber art and I love it!
Something else I also love is the idea of how someone took the time and effort to craft, frame and decorate their homes with these fantastical fiber works of art. When I come upon one of these treasures I always try to imagine who made it and what’s the story behind it. Sometimes I’m even lucky enough to actually get the background on the piece like I did with the top photo which is my latest score from Brimfield. I bought it from a really cool cat Charlie whose wife Cindy made this back in 1974 when they were in college at Millersville University and now it’s mine to continue the story…