Friday, July 3, 2009

Art Walk

Happy Friday! Who's ready for a holiday weekend? I know I am!*

Let's get out of the house and take in some fresh air.
Go on now, get out your walking shoes. We're going on a mission to find some art around the neighborhood.

That Ivory. She's got more suitors than you can shake a stick at.**

This sculpture is on an island in the middle of the street. It's a tiny little hump of land. I think it would make for a sweet and simple wedding site.

A little crudely drawn heart, but I appreciate the sentiment. All you need is love, right?

Let's head to Longest Avenue, where there's a magnificent mural. It's floral and whimsical, adding a burst of color that brightens up an otherwise normal sidewalk.

I love how the door in the last picture blends in with the painting. Don't you wish you could go in and see what's on the inside?

I keep trying to pick a favorite flower from this work, but I don't think I can! I'm just really grateful that artwork like this exists. It adds so much color to the neighborhood and always makes me smile.

The artist behind this mural is Sara Jane Harpole. She has a website, which you can see she's painted in the last picture. Just click on the picture if you'd like to see it bigger. Be sure to stop by her website if you're interested in seeing more of her work.

Now go and enjoy your weekend. Grill up some (veggie) burgers. Drink some iced tea. Take a dip in a pool. Play safe with fireworks. Marvel at this wonderful world.

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*I'll be away from the computer to enjoy the weekend, but I've left some posts for you, so you don't get lonesome. I won't have you crying over me.

**My dad has this theory about the saying "more than you can shake a stick at." If you know him, ask him to explain it. He'll undoubtedly act it out.
If you don't know him, I'll do my best to explain here: Imagine a wild dog runs up to you. You can grab a stick and fend him off. More dogs approach and so you shake your stick at them, threatening them. Well, as more wild dogs gather around to attack you, there comes a point when shaking a stick will no longer work to hold them off. The sheer number of them becomes so great that they aren't afraid of you and you have to surrender. That's more than you can shake a stick at.


  1. Hi Allison, thanks for sharing all those cute photos with us. I´ve loved those with the flowers. Enjoy you weekend.

  2. I'm glad you liked the photos! Thanks for stopping by.


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