By Susan Gartner
Last week, someone left an anonymous note in a new yarn-bombing project by local Jafagirls (“Just Another Flippin’ Artist”) Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu. To those unfamiliar with Nancy and Corrine’s work, they have brought international attention to the village with their Knit Knot Tree and ChamberPot (“Loo with a View”) Gallery and were early instigators behind the Dayton Street Alliance and the effort to beautify and bring more traffic to Dayton and Corry Streets. The note-writer scolded the two art faeries for not using their energies and resources on something more appropriate such as knitting sweaters for homeless people. Corrine wrote about the incident on their Jafagirl blog: http://jafagirls.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/snowflake-tree/
Thankfully, Nancy and Corrine are undeterred and continue to plan and plot their next project.
I personally would like to acknowledge the efforts of these two village “elves” who devote themselves, tirelessly and voluntarily with no financial reimbursement, to making this town colorful and unique and for providing so many residents and visitors with unexpected treats around every corner. I am always looking forward to what they will come up with next. We are lucky to have them.
To the anonymous note-writer: Thank you. We are blessed, once again, with another inspired and inspirational piece of art.
Video by Susan Gartner