We talked a bit about hedge apples, now how about hedgehogs. Last Fall a friend brought me some interesting trimmings from a Pendleton factory. I think they are from some of their blankets...maybe the waste part between blankets as they come off of the loom. She challenged me to do something with it. I made several wool hedgehogs and used the trimmings as the spikes on the hedgehogs' backs.
I get emails from big city galleries telling me about their exhibits, letting me know what I am missing. Not that we don't have art and galleries here. We do, and good ones too. A while back the Joseph Bellows Gallery had an exhibit of photos by Gregory Conniff. Even though these photos were taken in the late 70's and early 80's and nowhere near where I grew up, many of them reminded me of my childhood. Here is one in particular:
Looking at it, I am back in Hutchinson, KS. It is about 1960, and I am trying to figure out how to break off one of those monster icicles in one piece so I can throw it like a spear.
Don't you love that wire fence? Wish they were still available.