Yarnbombing and Valentine’s Day – Being Encouraged

11 Feb

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.


5 Responses to “Yarnbombing and Valentine’s Day – Being Encouraged”

  1. CrochetConcupiscence (@CrochetBlogger) February 11, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Street Hearts is a terrific happy series. Love it. So glad you’re out there doing it!

  2. Dyanna Anfang February 11, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I LOVE IT! Street art makes me happier than anything! Thank you.

  3. Beth Elliott February 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    I was in Berkeley today. Didn’t see any. But I believe in your hearts, and I believe in you!

  4. BerkeleyMom February 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    I just went by the ones on Shattuck Ave. on the construction fence!! There are five there everyone. Go see them!! Beautiful with the sun shining behind them.

    THANK YOU and Happy Valentine’s Day!!


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