Art Walk Central is a big deal, though, and includes a lot more than just the yarnbombs. There are a couple of chalk graffiti pianos on downtown streets, and every time I’ve been downtown recently someone has been drawing on and/or playing them. It’s so nice to hear a little music in the air. There’s also a big art competition going on, which I’ll post about more soon when I’ve had a chance to see more of it. If you’re local and haven’t registered to vote yet, do it now!
So, the day after I got my Blythe, we left for a roadtrip vacation to visit my sis and her hub in Florida. (Internet disclaimer: Note to any would-be thieves, we have house sitters.) So I haven’t had a chance to do much with her yet, but I had made one dress before I even got her. Here it is!
I posed her with some of Susan’s stuff today. Hunting with the Microscope:
It is ostensibly meant to be a call to arms, but for me it has the opposite effect. The zombies are John Green and Maureen Johnson, two of the coolest folks around! And there’s that adorable zombie baby! And the unicorns are all so lame! They’re all victims of that Barbara Walters soft-focus thing that makes me think Vaseline has been smeared all over the lens (ewww), and they’re all just standing there, doing nothing. No singing, no dancing, no awesomeness.
Lauren Myracle, you are devious! Telling us all that you’re Team Unicorn when really, you’re obviously an undercover agent for Team Zombie. I have to admit, I’m relieved to see that you’re on our side. You are so cool, I didn’t want to believe you’d go for unicorns. Hooray!
Friday evening some of us hightailed it to A2 to see John and Hank Green at AADL. It was quite a lot of fun although the brothers Green seemed pretty tuckered out. There were so many nerdfighters there (I heard 425!) that they had to set up an overflow room, and the brothers traded off. As a special treat, Dan John Miller (you may recognize him from Walk the Line, in which he played Luther Perkins, or from his band Blanche), who is the voice of Paper Towns, did a quick reading and helped John take questions from the audience.
We live in the suburbs, I grew up literally in the middle of a forest, and I’ve never lived in an area that could be described as urban. I’ve always been surrounded by a pretty impressive amount of green, growing things. The concept of plants taking over or hiding in predominantly man-made spaces fascinates me, though.
Detroitblog recently featured some stunning photos of grasses and trees finding space to live on the rooftops of abandoned buildings in Detroit.