"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams."
-- Paul Gaugin
We did it! Mary and I successfully completed two yarn bombings with the help of the Rogers Park community! Rogers Park is officially now blooming!
The weather was comfortably cool and sunny. We couldn't have asked for a finer day. Students from the Chicago Academy of Math and Sciences gave us a hand. With their help, it only took 45 minutes to install over 200 crocheted marigolds and a dozen or so papel picados. Thank you CAMS students! You rocked!
We managed to cover 2/3 of the fence along the Clark Street side of Touhy Park which is the length of a full city block. Given that a Chicago city block is 660 feet long , that's approximately 440 feet yarn bombed!
Waste not, want not. The chunky red flowers were made from upcyled red "thread" from The Red Thread Project®, the community art project I originated and led for 7.5 years. I love them and want to make a blanket full of giant squishy red flowers.
October 6th is the official Chicago Artists Month tour of the Rogers Park yarn bombings. Hope to see you at the mini yarn bombing event hosted by the Rogers Park Business Alliance at 2pm!