Last fall in our Village, some scarecrows appeared one day around the picnic table in front of the local restaurant.
We observed several people doing a double-take before they realized that these were not real people sitting at the table in the cold drinking their coffees. These scarecrows did look like real people, dressed in plaid shirts, jeans or dark pants, some with hats.
It really was a hoot to watch the reactions.
The scarecrows were there for a couple of weeks, as I recall, before the same arrived.
Where did they come from and who placed them there?
A few weeks later Christmas wreaths appeared on a fence on the main street. Some may have thought it was the nursery school or fair board who placed them there, or the committee that has recently had the town clock installed and who had decorated that area for the season.
But I happen to know it was not either of those groups.
But there was more. Reindeers appeared on a strip of grass on the main street. You know the ones I mean; the Christmas deer that are all white and covered with lights. Only these ones no longer had lights, they were just the frames of the deers. Nonetheless they looked festive, as someone had added red ribbons.
No one left a calling card for any of these random acts of creativity.
But what nice ways to add some decor and a wee bit of fun to our little Village.
I wonder what the spring and summer will bring.
Awakening the heart
Artist - Anne Warburton
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.