Our Town

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)September 26, 2009

We're off to the theatre tomorrow, so I went to collect some goodies at the farmer's market this morning. We plan on having a picnic lunch and a fancy dinner afterwards with friends.

But even more interesting were the Halloween sculptures being erected for the season. I thought you might enjoy them.

There are thunderstorms expected, so this one is waiting to be installed in the river another day.

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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

What fun! Is this a town project or the work of one person?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 5:19PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Awesome, your town sound like a very fun place to live.

Annette

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 5:24PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

It's the work of one person...a man who also has given classes on how to make your own monsters.

It is a small, fun community Anette. It can sometimes feel quite divided though between the "oldies" and the newcomers, the "artsy" ones.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 5:39PM
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dodgerdudette

Those are wonderful 'bug..what are they made out of ?

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 6:18PM
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saucydog(z5MA)

Those are so cool and I'd give my eye tooth to take a class :)

They look like cheesecloth and glue to me....tell us what they are!!!

Saucy

    Bookmark   September 26, 2009 at 6:32PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Very interesting halloween project. My favorite is the dragon.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2009 at 6:46AM
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denisez10(SoCal)

The sculptures are full of whimsy and menace at the same time -- perfect for Halloween. What a nice treesy farmer's mkt too. Seems like your town is humming along quite nicely, with an eclectic mix of the old and new.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2009 at 2:19PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

What a nice place to live! I love the sculptures and I agree about the dragon/sea monster, although all are fabulous. I'd love to be creative enough to make a couple for our yard for Halloween. Maybe I can talk DH into trying his hand at it!

Hope the play was wonderful and not too depressing (Chekov, wasn't it? Not too many laughs there). At least the picnic and dinner must have been fun!

Cynthia

    Bookmark   September 27, 2009 at 8:11PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Glad you enjoy the monsters!

I asked a friend of mine who took a course with the artist and she says it is heavy work! Lots of pliable wire is used (as you can see in the photo with the bird and the nest of eggs). Then, believe it or not, tissue paper is used for the rest with a special glue mixture. I'm afraid I don't know yet what that is and likely won't find out until after Oct 12th.

A monster festival is scheduled for the local children after that as well.

Chekhov was in fact funny in lots of places...and the food terrific!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2009 at 10:09PM
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