can you tell me about your halloween picture?
can’t you see it?
i think i can, but i’d love for you to tell me about it.
it’s me hiding in the bushes.
“a work of art is the unique result of a unique temperment.”
dropped off the family entries
to the library’s annual lego building contest
there were so many good ones to see
elaborate, creative, funny, scary, lovely, colorful, detailed
some were quickly assembled
some took many hours and days to create
some made by children, some by adults,
some made by both working together
but it was the one above that really caught my eye
it was beautiful because
it was clearly made by someone
out of pure love
created by ivy, a preschooler
her piece’s title
written by someone
who knew how to write their letters
‘this is mama.’
it was magnificent.
“every block of stone has a statue inside it
and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
and upon happening behind
this van covered in peace and love
and words galore
complete with notes
“listen to your mother” – love, mom
“make good choices” – love, dad
and a peace sign and a smile
flashed to me by the driver
when finally side by side
i knew i was at my exit
and almost home.
“there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man
that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. ”
-william makepeace thackeray
ann arbor art fair – july 1978
it began in 1960
132 artists (99 of them local)
strung their artwork between parking meters
and locals came by
curious to see if artists
would really put their work on display in the street.
it now hosts over 1,000 artists and 500,000 + visitors
from near and far each year.
the ann arbor art fairs
(actually now a group of four)
will kick off today and take over the city
for what always promises to be four days
of creative display, talks with artists,
music, children’s activities,
and always, always
lots of surprises.
“the art world is filled with vibrancy.”
image credit: ann arbor news archives, ann arbor public library old news, m live. com