Friday, January 15, 2010

Big cat, whiz and wizard

- The artisan work involved in creating this big cat near the entrance to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. I admire the work that went into this piece, but do not understand the fabric element at the bottom, however I find that it sends me away thinking about it.

- A fellow committee member is a whiz at tying scarves in creative ways. She has fixed my scarf for me more than once. At a meeting last night, she demonstrates again using me as a model. I tell the group that I am scarf-tying impaired and that it is just not my gift.

- Friend Leisa comes over and helps me repair my dining room chair. OK - she did the whole thing. She is a repair wizard. Thanks friend!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. Stay warm and watch for Good Things!

20 comments:

Lance said...

That's a GREAT friend!! Enjoy the chair!

Lynn said...

Lance -

She is a great friend. I was intimidated by the little project. My sometime house cleaner was sort of over-zealously dusting and part of the wood snapped off. This furniture is a prized possession because it belonged to my grandparents, so I pitifully begged her help. She is very talented.

Mama Zen said...

I don't get the fabric element either.

Lynn said...

MZ -

And the description did not have any clues either. I'll ask next time I'm there.

LL Cool Joe said...

You don't think someone just added the fabric thing as a joke! :D

Glad your friend repaired the chair, that's the kind of thing would be my job to do!

Have a great weekend Lynn!

Talon said...

Upon first glance, I thought it was some sort of decorative coat hanger - lol!

It's wonderful to have a handyperson friend.

I fall into the scarf-typing impaired category, too, Lynn :)

Lynn said...

Joe -

Then you are handy to have around, too!

Talon -

I even have a pamphlet that shows in detail how to tie scarves and I can't seem to do it. So I end of looping right over left and left over right. :)

Cookie said...

I am scarf-tying imapried too. I was just never able to label my disorder before reading your post.

The sculpture is interesting. I was wondering the same thing, way the bag underneath...

Riot Kitty said...

I love the sculpture, but what IS the fabric doing there?!

Lynn said...

Cookie -

I am glad I could give a good name to the disorder. :)

I will find out about that bag and report back.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

It is there to foster discussion I think.

Meredith said...

I'm wondering if the artist who made the big cat was not scarf-tying impaired, too? Maybe this was his call for help?

I don't get it, either.

But I think it's so wonderful to have friends who can help us, as your scarf-whiz and repair-whiz friends did. I have a friend, who now lives in Texas, who's a hair up-do whiz, and boy, do I miss her skills!

Meredith said...

p.s. Thanks for the soup recipe! I love -- and miss -- Cafe Intermezzo!!

Lynn said...

Meredith -

We're all in agreement. And how great is that that you had an up-do friend.

You are welcome for the soup recipe. It is easy and makes your house smell wonderful!

Snaggle Tooth said...

I do think that's a great cat- maybe "who let the cat out of the bag?" Is it a fabric bag?
I've only worn scarvess at a few weddings. I can do a man's tie, also. I don't dress up much. Work ruins clothes every day.
I like to fix things, n having time to do it is even better!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Now that's a thought. :) I wear a lot of solid black - it's just what I wear and scarves tend to make it look more interesting. Sure wish I could tie them like Anne!

Jamie said...

Love that cat...and what IS that hanging on the bottom?

I would say she is a wonderful friend.

Hugs. Happy Saturday!

:)

Lynn said...

Jamie -

Hugs back! I suppose the cloth under the cat might depict the ground, or milk?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic Art Work !! Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Bharat -

It is good to see you. Thank you for stopping by.