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Art Show @ St. Armand’s Circle January 30, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness.

We’re heading south to St. Armand’s Circle this afternoon for the annual Art Show.

The weather is perfect for wandering and wondering.

Art Shows give us a chance to ponder the amazing creativity that artists offer to the world.

We attended this Art Show two years ago and loved the metal sculptures capturing our animal friends.

“Why, Al E. Gator, what big teeth you have!”

While we enjoyed the Rhino, the Giraffe, the Alligator, and the Rooster . . . this year, I hope to see a Zebra!

I asked the zebra, Are you black with white strips? Or white with black strips? 
And the zebra asked me:
Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times? 
Are you happy with sad days? Or are you sad with happy days? 
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?  Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on
And on and on he went.
I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes again.
~ Shel Silverstein
 A Light in the Attic

Have a spectacular Sunday!

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Artwork by Prescott Sculpture ~ Wild Animal Sculptures move in the wind.


1. kateshrewsday - January 30, 2011

Oh , dear, I am sloppy with a few neat ways…
What a great way of looking at things: each the inversion of the other. I must go and try it out in the real world…

nrhatch - January 30, 2011

Shel Silverstein has some wonderful poetry that is fun for kids of all ages.

And . . . I found a zebra today. Yay!

2. Carol Ann Hoel - January 30, 2011

Sounds like a great day of fun. We are chillin’ out just enjoying the day at home. Blessings…

nrhatch - January 30, 2011

We had fun. Wandered around for about two hours admiring the talented efforts of so many wonderful artists. Several musicians played for the crowd.

My favorite ~ steel drums a la Jamaica, mon!

3. souldipper - January 30, 2011

Hey, Nance, I found out why people don’t ride zebras when I was doing my Safari with Naomi. Do you know why? I think it would be good to ask the zebra that question.

nrhatch - January 30, 2011

I’m assuming it’s because zebras do NOT wish to be ridden. And they tend to be headstrong, with strong teeth.

But maybe it’s because it’s hard for people to get on and off safely when Lions view Zebras as such tasty prey.

4. milkfever - January 30, 2011

Wow, pretty amazing sculptures. I wouldn’t mind one in my back garden.

nrhatch - January 30, 2011

The studio is in Santa Fe, NM, but he travels around from from Art Show to Art Show . . . getting some funny looks as he travels down the interstate with his menagerie.

5. Cindy - January 31, 2011

Delightful 🙂

nrhatch - January 31, 2011

I expect you would adore a visit to St. Armand’s Circle ~ with or without the Art Show. It’s a circular, pedestrian friendly collection of shops (selling red shoes!), bistros, cafes, patisseries.

Shop. Stop. Refresh with a Glass of Wine. 😉

6. flyinggma - January 31, 2011

Loved the sculptures and Shel’s poetry included. I hadn’t thought about that book for many years.

nrhatch - January 31, 2011

Glad you enjoyed, Jeanne. This world is full of such talented artists and writers.

7. You Were Born That Way - February 1, 2011

Great sculptures, and so much fun!

nrhatch - February 1, 2011

Aren’t they?

Art is so inspiring ~ all the different ways artists choose to capture the magic of life.

8. The Laughing Housewife - August 22, 2011

Wow! Fabulous!

nrhatch - August 22, 2011

He’s got an 8-foot-tall Pink Flamingo that put a grin on my face! 😀

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