I was sewing this big felt heart onto my local fence when Tanner showed up . He seems to drop from the sky when ever I am doing street art in our neighborhood. I didn’t recognize him at first because his yellow hair is shorter and his teenage face is in the process of moving from prettiness to strength.
“I like what your doing here ” he said looking at my street heart . ” And I liked the snow flakes too. I took a lot of pictures of street art when I was traveling . I’ll show them to you later . ‘
And off he went .
The very first time I ever yarnbombed , a very little tiny knitted sock on a pole - young Tanner came out in bare feet to tell me he like what I was doing. I love a teenager being out in the world encouraging artists to make street art . Right away as it’s in progress . A little encouragement , it can be so little , can make the difference to so many brave , big , ridiculous , wavering art experiments .
I also appreciate the people who yell out their cars -
‘ Thank You !” to me as I am sewing up .
And to the people on Facebook who tell me ” Get your hearts out there ! “
So this is a new series of street art called ‘Street Hearts ” and it is 15 big felt hearts that I am putting up all over Berkeley to celebrate Valentines Day. See if you can find them . And go encourage somebody .
yourself too. You are so great . I like what you are doing.