Friday, May 30, 2008

Graffiti granny strikes again

Okay, so technically I am not a granny, but I am to some people. Remember when I was asked by a local teen when I was doing the knit knot tree if I was one of the guardian grannies, yikes! So here is my latest bit of knit graffiti with a camouflage doll, which I had a lot of fun doing.

A fellow artist and friend Pierre Nagely took a break from doing his mural to come and have a chat while I yarn bombed the tree outside the old Center Stage building on Dayton Street.
Oh, check out Nancy's Poodle Pole, it is soooooooooo cute.

Dumpster Diving
Oh man did I hit pay dirt this morning when I was out with my neighbour walking. I found two really cool metal chairs, two empty artists drawing pads, frames, and a wonderful piece of art (which I will put out for Free Art Fridays.)


Lynette said...

That is so neat and I see a chameleon Barbie in that knitknot tree! I bet some people will do a doubletake when they see her! I bet it was fun to paint her.

Mr Zip said...

What a great painting to find in a skip! Amazing to think that someone thought it wasn't worth keeping. I love your latest tree knit. You seem to be having a lot of fun with these.

The Lone Beader said...


cynthia said...

The camo-barbie has to be your touch, n'est-ce pas?

Love dumpster diving and do it regularly!

Undaunted said...

In this country it's illegal, believe it or not, to take things out of a skip! I only know this because my young brother got into trouble for it!

It's amazing what people throw away though. My friend Anita works at a school and incredible pieces of art made by students are thrown away.

The camouflaged doll looks great!

julie king said...

lucky you!!! i love the art. was it signed? just curious. the knit graffiti is very cool. i miss yellow springs so much!!!!!!! my hubbie and i may come and walk john bryan tomorrow just so i can get my ys fix. smile!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

HA! I LOVE that Camo-Barbie! Grannie?...NOT! (Or is that KNOT?!?)

JafaBrit's Art said...

hiay lyn,, cynthia, olga, a local told me there was a man in a wheelchair and his attendant going up and down the street looking at the textile poles. It is a lovely feeling to know nancy and I have done something that people enjoy.

It is a shame undaunted, but there can be some fantastic things to be found and recycled.

Julie, I hope you enjoy your walk in Yellow Springs Parks, it's a beautiful day :) I couldn't make out the signature on the painting which is a shame.

julie king said...

yes, that is too bad. it would have been fun to know the artist. we ended up driving up to grand lake at st. mary's yesterday. it was a delightful journey. i posted a photo montage this morning. maybe we'll do yellow springs next weekend!