Thursday, June 16, 2011

Origins of the GearPanda

Nature became less and less as mankind grew.

It was a reckless growth, spurred on by the arrogance that came when we discovered that we had developed the tools to dominate other species.  There was a great outcry when our population grew by another billion, but no one could be troubled to limit their reproduction or to safeguard the planet.  The suspicion that every man looked out for only himself was quickly confirmed when we swallowed up all of our limited resources and overtook the earth like a boat being drowned by the sea.

When the trees had gone, we replaced them with great machines that allowed us to breathe while the oceans slowly asphyxiated.  When the oceans were dead, we shrugged our massive shoulders and made a profit from the private farming of seafood, and were happy that we had a place to dump our increasing waste.

Endangered species such as the Giant Panda passed away.
They were novelties at best - we had more important things to worry about,
and besides, they could also be replaced with machines if people truly wanted worthless, pretty animals to look at.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

rainbows in the park

It occurred to me today that my tags are mostly blank - they have a goldfish on them, but no name, no blog URL, not so much as a "with love".  This is something I'll have to remedy today.

On a slightly more yarnbomb-y note:

yeeeeah it's number two!
Here's something that I did today (yes, today).  I really wanted to do a day-bomb but it's hard to work up the courage to.. so I went to a semi-obscure location.  The people riding by on bicycles and walking their dogs did make me a little nervous, I'll admit, but nobody said a word.. not even a 'hello'.  So there I sat, overlooking the busy street and stitching.

It really was a perfect location in terms of being noticed - my first one was at a stop sign so yeah, you saw it when you stopped, but then you moved on.  This is on a walking trail, so you cannot drive by it, you must be walking, and you are able to touch it, take photographs of it, and really enjoy it.  It's a great gift, if I do say so myself, and it does dress up the "OMG DROWNING" sign nicely.

"OMG DROWNING" sign, pre-bomb.

This little gem can be viewed on 30th Street near the Garden of the Gods - you may park your car in that little lot across from The Navigators and walk up the trail just a bit to see it.  If you prefer, you can also see more pictures on my Facebook Page for Little Goldfish.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

she strikes again! er.. for the first time!

First yarn bomb installation.. whee!
Yaaay I'm blogging!  :D

Also, yaaay, first tag DONE.  Unsure of how friendly the law is to this sort of thing around here, I opted to venture out and hang it at night.. Apparently my measurements weren't correct because it ended up being just about an inch and a half too wide.  It would have been loose and saggy if I stitched it up at the edges, so I did a quick (and rather crappy) whip stitch with the extra fiber poking out awkwardly.  Taadaaaa.. oh well, I'll do better next time.

You can view it on North 31st, or just have a look at these lovely photos.

I'm moving up in the world.

Isn't it gorgeous?
I'm really hoping to get in on International Yarnbombing Day on June 11th, but as things are shaping up I will probably have to work on that day.. great, like 3 months of unemployment only to start my job a few days before a holiday I've been planning for in lieu of Easter.  Jeez.

Regardless, I hope to see you all there!

Obligatory night photograph just after hanging.