23/02/2009

Guerrilla knit deadline - LATE!

I'M A DAY LATE - I just made it to the park (Roundhay Park in Leeds) in time to put my plastic bag knit on my favorite bench - it was 5 o'clock and the light was starting to go so I had to rush - it's been one of those days (red traffic lights, 10 person queue in the post office - everything felt stuck - anything creative has been rubbish - and i mean RUBBISH- and ended up in the bin!) It was very quiet in the park no one around at all - I felt quite anxious - this is the 1st time I've participated in guerilla art - it felt clandestine and nerve racking - I think I need to put a few things in quiet places first and build up my confidence. I suppose it didn't help that I was doing it on my own - maybe I need to enroll some friends! I wanted the support that i get from the blogging community - HELP!

So here it is - I've added Seth's leave a note suggestion - I'll check back at the end of the week!

19 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

you did GREAT! and from personal experience, I admit that having a getaway driver and a lookout boosted the courage just enough! :)

Love that you added the leave a note bag ... makes me sort of want to revisit mine.

great contribution!!

Char said...

i haven't heard of such a project? what do you do with it?

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

You could have great support if I was with you, I am so moved to do it myself but it would br great to go out with someone for company.
I have an electricity pole (wooden) just outside my house and I am wondering if it would be more circumspect to begin further afield.......but I am joining you in spirit

LostLuggage said...

Your knit is in the PERFECT place for people to sit and reflect and leave a comment!!

Lady P said...

You go girl!! My friend and I did the tree on a high street in our little town - I never really thought we would get caught, my buddy had her reservations - and damn if the Parks Dept didnt catch us in the act!! We were done - we just took of - but I can really understand the anxiousness you felt but I am so proud of you for doing it all on your own!! Brava!

Jeane said...

TA DA! you did it! fabulous!I so hope you get some good comments!

grrl+dog said...

Well done, brave guerilla! HOw does it feel now thsat it's done? Hope ther is a sense of satisfaction..

And know that we are all shaking out pom poms for you... Besides, YOU KNEW THE ANSWER

grrl+dog said...

awwwwwwwww...


poor grrl!

I want to hug you. Hope you feel better now and a sense of accomplishment. KNitting is good for the soul, so is blogging... we love you!

lynne h said...

oh! this is just so lovely here! it will make everyone smile a big smile, and they can leave you a message saying so. : )

eb said...

Bravo my grrl - this is indeed lovely
and you gave it your all - it is evident - good for you AND - so nice to have a sit down as part of the deal...

xox - eb.

Chrisy said...

Your looks wonderful on the plain wooden bench..a real juxtaposition...and the viewer would have no idea that you'd had such a bad day!

notmassproduced said...

it looks like a nice squashy back rest too :o)

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Simply and effective! Love it.

A rambling rose said...

Thank you all for such great support - I feel better now and yes quite BRAVE!! And a blogging hug is good for the soul - thanks grrl!!! You could spend the rest of your life doing this stuff and making the world an arty place!!
Char - have a look on grrl+dog blog - lots and lots of good stuff about guerrilla knit ups!
Not massproduced - yes I feel tempted to make matching cushions!
Lost luggage - it is a lovely park but no art whatsoever!!

Wild Somerset Child said...

This must have taken so much courage all on your own. As my daughter once said, "all on my own, age nine ..." I am sure all bloggers who read your post will admire this. (I thought Roundhay Park had lots of art; am I confusing it with Temple Newsam??)

martha brown said...

Having friends there with you REALLY helps!!! I love how this does look like a nice back rest!
I have had lots of notes on mine -- but somebody stole my darn pencil today!

Keli Hansen said...

your placement is just right
i imagine those who will sit
and enjoy the warmth and comfort
of your art... so sweet

thanks for peeking in on me... i'll be back for another visit

big hugs
keli

Seth said...

This came out so well. Perfect spot to reflect and write a note. Has anybody left one yet?

JafaBrit's Art said...

I think it is lovely. It does help to make it a great adventure doing it with friends. I just bet there has to be others in Leeds wanting to do it too.

As Wild Somerset Child said, yes I do admire your courage to go and do this.
all the best
jafabrit