Yarnbombing at The Wonderful Cantor Art Center , Palo Alto

2 Feb

Have you been to the Cantor Art Center Museum? It has a great California art collection, I especially love the Frank Stella- it’s one of the big 3-d metal wall pieces. The building is very soothing, there is a green leafy sculpture garden filled with those heavy soft and clayish Rodin sculptures. The cafe has great butterscotch custard and there are little cafe tables outside overlooking the sculpture. My partner loves the Andy Goldsworthy wall. And it’s free! All the time!

We wandered deliciously through the museum and then waited around until it closed.There was an excellent Stop sign pole across the street from the entrance . I started sewing sitting on the sidewalk, it was balmy and smelled like lawn and grass. My partner played his ukelele. Suddenly I thought “Campus Security Guards! Sew faster!” I sewed, I labeled, I photographed very fast. It was pretty dark. I was just stuffing everything back in my pack when their they were.  They looked thoughtfully at me for some time then drove slowly away. I walked nervously back to my get away car and said ” Let’s go right now!’ My partner threw down his ukelele and we sped off. Our hearts pounding.


4 Responses to “Yarnbombing at The Wonderful Cantor Art Center , Palo Alto”

  1. Susan March 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    I KNEW there had to be a ukulele in your life somewhere! Our women’s Knitting and Ukulele group is trying (too) hard to perfect our first bomb: it’s a massive thing that we assembled at home and are cruising around looking for a very tall pole. Next time you’re in Santa Cruz, come to the beach by the Crow’s Nest at 10 am on Saturday mornings for the weekly Sons of the Beach play-along. There are often more than a hundred ukes there!

  2. Elle:) April 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    OMG I saw this!!!!!! It’s SOOOO pretty! It would take me like a bajillion years to do such a thing!!!

  3. Amy June 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    You will be happy to know that this is still there! It’s felting nicely!


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