Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Apology

One day many moons ago my daughter asked me what I thought of her drawing and I said it was decorative (meant as a compliment). Insulted she replied that my sculpture looked like a martha stewart project. Insulted I demanded she apologise. She would not. HA, I would get my artistic revenge, so I made a soft sculpture of her tongue. I stole one of her tongue rings and stuck it through the canvas tongue, and attached a handstitched canvas crow to it. It proudly hangs in our living room and continues to amuse us.
For those who haven't heard of the saying "to eat crow" it means you have to admit you were wrong about something.
"The origin of "to eat crow" is ultimately unknown. Almost all authorities cite an incident that took place during a truce in the war of 1812. The story goes that an unarmed British officer encountered an American hunter near the Niagra River, gained control of his musket and thereby forced him to eat the crow he had just shot. The American complied, but when his musket was returned, forced the British officer to do the sameThe origin of "to eat crow" is ultimately unknown. Almost all authorities cite an incident that took place during a truce in the war of 1812. The story goes that an unarmed British officer encountered an American hunter near the Niagra River, gained control of his musket and thereby forced him to eat the crow he had just shot. The American complied, but when his musket was returned, forced the British officer to do the same"
Phrase and word origins

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Street Fair


An outdoor festival coming up June 10th in Yellow Springs. A visual, auditory, olfactory, culinary feast for the senses. Strawberry Festival at the church, belly dancers, clowns, hippies, incence, tie die shirts, funnel cake, arts & crafts, poetry, music and so much more.
The mural is behind the Winds Cafe and painted by Pierre Nagely (who paints murals all over this village-including a beautiful one at the Litte Art Theatre).
So what is with the goose thing ( sez I who owns a garden gnome, a fake plastic dog, and a pink flamingo)? they seem very popular in ohio. Not that I am complaining, they make me laugh, love em.

What do YOU have in your garden?

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