Monday, September 3, 2007
I'll be back at the Market this Sunday, after my hiatus during the EX. While the Ottawa Farmers' Market was relocated to Sylvia Holden Park, I enjoyed selling at other festivals and Art in the Park events. Before and after I set up, I like to check out this sculpture by Tim DesClouds, The Cows Fly Home on Sunday, situated on a pole outside the "Cattle Castle". The following poem is on the plaque below: The Cows Fly Home on Sunday Wind from the east, is bad for man and beast, Wind from the south, is too hot for them both, Wind from the north, is of very little worth, Wind from the west, is softest and best. Old Farmer's Almanack, 1851
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I made this image as a celebration of the arts. Whenever you try to do something all encompassing, you usually end up leaving things out. It's like making an acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Simple is better. If you list off everyone you've ever known and then forget to thank your best friend or your mother, look out! Apologies to all the banjo players, tap dancers, organic sculptors, and anyone else who may not be represented in this image. Retired English professor Ed, who wears overalls almost exclusively, calls this design "the hands trying to get out of the pants" because that's all that shows. I have yet to come out with a design exclusively for the wearer of overalls, but this may be a niche market worth exploring.