~International Yarn Bombing Day~
Today is the day you get out there and do a public fibre art display.
dressed like a ninja…
mission impossible theme song running through your brain…
eyes peeled for anyone that could stand in your way…
OK ~ so it’s not really that dramatic, but damn it’s fun!
The back-story on my 2nd ever yarnbombing goes a little something like this::
I really liked doing the first one, so I thought that in the future I would definitely make the time to try it again. Then nothing for a while…until I found some really neat yarn graffiti on other blogs. So, I thought about it some more and was not really inspired yet. I learned that for me, the inspiration needed to come from the installation site. I saw the chick cover the Wall St. bull and make headlines. Now that was inspired! That one made me smile 🙂 I don’t need headlines – but I sure need a worthwhile place to put my effort into. I began to take notice of public statuary and their potential for ornamentation. Being the cautious person I am with my blog and my penchant for being a crazy yarn-obsessed cat-lady, I have chosen public art, but to add my mark on a more subtle level.
If you weren’t aware, I had cancer 3 years ago. I found a cancer survivor’s sculpture park recently and began scheming what I could do to brighten up the bronze. Then lo and behold, IYBD showed up on my radar and I realized it would be a perfect match for me! I then enlisted the help of one of my dearest friends with whom I could share my insanity without judgement. She thankfully “gets me” even without being a yarn addict. She makes a wonderful partner in crime (we have shared mischief for 30 years).
Meh, I guess if I get in trouble for my graffiti and blogging about it, I can always take my scissors and mend the error of my ways 🙂
I now have a list of other possible sites, because my friend and I did some brainstorming for future installations within minutes of finishing this one *insert evil little grin here*
Happy International Yarn Bombing Day!