Something Arty

To make up for the squid, next up is something I think you’ll find is fun.

Most of us have heard about or even used Little Free Libraries where you can take or leave a book to share. My wife BJ just heard about little free galleries, and that there was one in our town. We drove up the friggin hill to see it one day (it’s hilly like San Francisco around here) and were just delighted. I wanted to share it here, but didn’t think I’d ever ride or walk up to the gallery to make it official.

The other day I was testing out some new shoes with the trike, wandering around near home. One street led to another and with the e-assist I just zipped up the 12% hill to the gallery. First thing I came to of course at the house was a Little Free Library.

Next we came to the little gallery, which they call Small is Big Gallery.

The beauty of this little gallery is that you can take an art piece if you like, but you must leave one behind. Here are the rules. (For the record, I strongly object to the word “arting”.)

The art was different than when we were here a few weeks ago. Here’s what it looked like then. I particularly loved the COVID painting.

These folks sure like their whimsy. Next to the gallery was this tree house. Should I submit that to the faces-in-things monthly challenge?

I headed back home after pausing to admire the view from 150 feet higher than my house. Then I had to get back down the hill. I didn’t have cleats to clip into my pedals, which I usually do when I’m riding hills, but this was a spur of the moment ride, so I kept the brakes on all the way down the 20% hill. I kept telling myself to turn around and go back the way I came but as usual I didn’t listen, just kept going a little further and a little further until it was too late to stop. Kids these days …. I had too firm a grip on my brakes to take a photo, so did a screen shot from google street view to show you the hill.

I wonder if I’ll ever try riding up this hill. It’s just a block from my house. Hmmmm.

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10 response to "Something Arty"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: July 16, 2021

    That’s very cool. What a creative concept. And I agree with you – Art doesn’t really work as a verb for me either.

    • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: July 17, 2021

      Coulda just said “creating” or something equally, um, creative.

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 17, 2021

    Love the diorama. It’s art and creativity that makes us human.

    • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: July 17, 2021

      You are so right. Without art we are just drones.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: July 17, 2021

    I am in awe of the little art gallery. Too bad the artist had to diminish the artisticality of the artly project with such a silly word as “arting”.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: July 17, 2021

    What a great and creative idea. It would take an artist to come up with it. Thanks for show and tell.

    • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: July 17, 2021

      Isn’t it a great idea? But I still refuse to do any kind of “arting.” Yeecccch. I’m never going to type that word again,

  5. By: BobinVT Posted: July 17, 2021

    Such an interesting idea. I’m surprised I haven’t seen something like that around here, since we have an abundance of local artists. And by the way, that is one STEEP hill!

    • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: July 17, 2021

      I believe Vermont has equally steep hills but Vermonters are smart enough to not build houses along them. And yes Vermont has more artists than you can shake a stick at. And I know this from when I lived in Manchester and Moretown many years ago.

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