Now I have yarnbombs in Asia thanks to Nicole Winegardner.
Qiuyue Garden at Nanhu Lake in the town of Zhouzhuang
Last year Lucas County Children Services and The Toledo Free Press asked for blue yarnbombs to let everyone know that we are standing up against child abuse! It was a huge success where yarnbombers, crocheters, and knitters from all over the world sent us beautiful blue yarnbombs to support such an important cause not only in Toledo but all over the world. We did it again this year with new Yarnbombs plus the yarnbombs from last year and we turned the whole block blue!
The yarnbombs will be in front of the LCCS building at 705 Adams Street across from the courthouse during the month of April.
I can’t even begin to express my joy, happiness, love and bliss for the year 2012. I would be proud to say that it was the year of public art for Toledo, Ohio. With all of the art in public spaces in this city, I was happy to contribute so I set out to decorate the streets in colorful and fuzzy yarnbombs. The response that yarnbombs receive from the community is something really special to me and I sincerely cherish all of the kind words, support and messages that people give me. I have met so, so many wonderful people this year… SO many! The year started with some normal parking meter and sign post yarnbombing then things just started to get bigger and brighter and went inter-freaking-national…what?!
The Love Wall was born this summer in UpTown and has many yarnbombs from different yarnbombers to add to the love! The wall was organized by Rachel Richardson of Art Corner Toledo and painted by MEDE & Mr. Taylor. There is a real sense of comfort at The Love Wall. It has visitors from everywhere that come to see and feel that love and occasionally just feel like hugging the 15 foot colorful yarnbomb!
Then there are the exchanges I did with some very admirable and lovely ladies from The UK, France and Australia. This was quite a memorable experience for me! I mean, we have yarnbombs from three other countries in Toledo…that is global street art…whoa!
bike racks…bike racks…bike racks
I want to yarnbomb all the bike racks!
There is just something about bike racks that really makes me smile.
There are also the travelling Toledoans who have put up streetspun yarnbombs at their travel destinations. One even went international! I feel so special just to know that people want to take time out of their travels to spread some streetspun TOLEDOLOVE!
Orlando & Denver
Seattle & New Orleans
Super special thank you to:
Claudia St. Clair
So that’s basically a wrap on the year 2012 for me. It has been fabulous! And it’s now time to look forward into the new year, plan new goals, meet new people and create lots of new ideas! I hope everyone tries to love a little harder and always be kind. I wish nothing but good vibes, great times and lots of love and hugs to all of the lovers all over the world! Cheers to YOU!
Peace & Love Always,