Sunday, July 25, 2010

As I see it

a portal on our potting shed

a favorite at the Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton,NJ

just hatched praying mantis

Lately in my area of the country we've been in the midst of one heat wave after another, so I've replaced my daily power walk with bike riding. During the past few weeks I've spotted some very interesting things along the way.

This one day the clouds in the sky were huge billowy puffs and so many interesting shapes!

to me it's pretty obvious that this is a santa/witch head with HUGE hat on the head ;-} I'll be using this as inspiration for a future project!

Now awhile back I posted the picture that I took while walking and I did use it to inspire a needle felted figure

I call these shapes on the ground "nature's ink blots" and I always see things in them. On Facebook I asked the readers to post what they saw and got some interesting views.
(On my side bar is an article from Art Doll Quarterly with my quote on the "nature's ink blots") !!!

This past week I rode thru the old Newtown Cemetery

very interesting and made me stop to take a picture

the husband is the "not dead, but sleeping"

so was the "come with me" on the stone before or after the wife's death? hmmmmm

a ride thru the streets of Newtown Boro is always a treat for the eyes

The ride back to my house is all uphill, so I'm always happy to see this sign.

it means that I get to take a break, sip some water and get ready for just ONE more big hill to get back home!

The following story is my way of having a little fun and an experiment in human awareness.

Three days ago while I stopped for this rest and drink of water, I spotted these acorns on the ground and thought how odd/cute that they were positioned just like this between that branch.

So as I was sitting there I thought to myself....I wonder if anyone else would ever see these little acorns and what if I took that sharpie pen from my bike bag and drew little faces on them....would someone then see them and take them home with a message?

Maybe it was just the heat getting to me, but I thought it would be this is what I left

Well, I'm very happy to say that when I made my stop here today....someone did see my little acorns and took them!!!!

these pictures were taken with my phone so you can't see clearly but in addition to the little faces, I also wrote!!! So the person who took the acorns may now possibly be a new STJ fan!!!

I guess you can say that my experiment in human awareness worked and I have now done my very first "geocaching" (although I didn't post any coordinates on the web).

stay tuned to see what I come up with next ....maybe I'll trying geocaching again!

my mantra when I think I can't pedal any farther or make it up that next hill:
an hour a day keeps the pills and doctors away!


~dani~ said...

Not only is it super cute but genius!!! I would live to be walking around to find two lil acorns smiling up at me. Then to find a way to maybe see who did it is sooo fun and adventurous ! Way to give a random smile girl and for always thinking of benefitting others. Hugs

yoborobo said...

So cute! I would definitely pick them up. I love your bike ride. You have more energy than me in this heat! :) xox! Pam

Sue said...

Marie, I loved the journey you posted with your pics. Cemetery headstones can be so fascinating and really tell a story.

Speaking of stories, I chuckled over your acorn story. Well done!


Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

I love the acorn faces - you are too much! Enjoy the ride!

Cornerstoregoddess said...

Awwww... those acron faces are great