Sunday, August 31, 2008

Monday Bunday ; Strange Places

Have been rather busy getting my room ready for the start of school this Tuesday. They have given me my own room, finally I don't have share space with the woodworking, copper smithing or stone carving, messy stuff all of it. Or worse have to be in one of the academic classrooms and have to tote all the supplies to the room. Though there is a certain charm to loading up my cart and call out "Art cart, art cart, make way for the art cart" as I tried to wedge through a dense knot of teens. I lazured the walls (5 coats, pics later). The desks were a mess from last year, bare wood doesn't wear well, so I had to do something about them. I had gotten some sort of water based sealer for walls to protect the area around the sink (I am so happy to have running water) and after using just a bit I was afraid of it. What if the drier was shriveling my brain? I simply couldn't use it on the desks, so I went up to Greenspace and got some lovely non-toxic, no VOC products to clean, stain and seal the desks. A small ways up the street I saw this signage. 

 From a  moving car Rio Theater, Santa Cruz California, USA, Saturday August 30, 2008
This photo was taken the next day as I drove by without looking through the view finder, modern cameras, got to love 'em. The Residents are a very strange band, I thought they had disbanded long ago. You can read more about them here, or here,  if you like. While back Rabbit's Guy was fishing around for a group Rabbit Blogosphere activity, he took us all on a virtual vacation on the 7-Bunny-7. Jolly time was had by all, through sadly we lost the dear Tidbit en route. My suggestion was more in the realm of public art. Basically make a big sticker (I used a removable sort, just in case there was any question about defacing property) of your rabbit(s) and take a photo of it. RG thought at the time he would manage the Blog and all. He is pretty good at that sort of thing. Today I did a test drive. First it was hard to part with my stickers, but I figure the world will be better place with images of rabbits for all to see. Tyler adorns a fire hydrant. 
Is this art or defacement of public property? who owns this hydrant? 
If something is enhanced by an addition does that constitute defacement? 
Or is it simple vandalism? 
Sydney found exhibition space on a dumpster. 
Once again this begs the question of enhancement or defacement? 
Art or naughty rabbit person? What will the neighbors think?
Both rabbits took in Obama's acceptance speech, well, they mostly took in their dinner. They pose the question "Which candidate is the most likely have a rabbit?"  (That would be as a pet, I mean equal, not to eat).......
Have a good Bunday and Beyond..............

13 comments:

DKM said...

We can't wait to see what you create this year.

bunnygirl said...

I didn't know the Residents were still around, either. My college roommate went to see their show with a guy from the floor below us. She had a miserable time and skipped out halfway through the show. The guy became MY boyfriend soon after and is still one of my dearest friends.

No, he never took me to a Residents concert.

Regarding the bunny art, it reminds me of what Knitta does here in Houston. They're a "guerilla knitting" group that ties patches of knitting onto trees, lampposts, fences, etc. They've even been known to tag car antennas and doorknobs. The key to it not being considered defacement is that it comes right off, no hassle, no mess, not even remotely any damage.

If your bunnies meet the same criteria, you're probably okay. Then again, Texas used to be a separate country and still acts like it, so you never know.

Thanks for the mention of Tid. Cadbury's cute, but I still miss my buddy.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like the idea of guerilla rabbit art, the world is a better place for bunnies indeed....

furrybutts said...

I love the stickers! Definitely not defacement, if you asked me :D

Carlton Jamal said...

Love the stickers! It's even better than chinning your property! Tyler and Sydney are spreading the word!

Rima said...

Hehe... T and S are really quite cutting edge artists these days. I feel all old fashioned in comparison :)
Happy back to schooling :)

FrecklesandDeb said...

The stickers are a great idea! Rabbits really class up the place.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hee Hee !!! Now, can we get this big ball rolling you think???

Love the placement .. kind of like "Kilroy was Here"!

Can it be school again? We had alsmost no real summer :<(

M.Kate said...

Seems like there's going to be lots of creating after this, cant wait to see it. Wow, even your rabbits are exited over Obama's speech and I heard on the telly last night he seems to be ahead against McCain in everything.

Elizabeth said...

I think McCain would probably shoot the rabbit......!!
Hm.........

Erin said...

Fun idea! I know what you mean about the "art cart". I have a couple of friends that are music teachers who have to wheel their supplies from one room to another because they don't have their own classroom. Such a shame.

tlc illustration said...

Heh, bunny stickers indeed! I say, the world is a better place for having more rabbit imagery. :-)

BunnyKissd said...

Definitely ART! And a bit of a Glamour Bomb, don't you think? ^_^