Hi there, welcome to my blog! As the title suggests, it's going to be about everything and the kitchen sink. I am as they say, crafty, or artsy fartsy if you will - I make jewelry, I sew, I cook, I write, I do all kinds of cool crafts - and this is going to be my forum for that. The plan is that once a week I will do a post about a new project that I have done. My hope is that "going public" like this will keep me motivated. I wouldn't, after all, want to disappoint my many fans.
Monday, January 21, 2013
I was strolling down Gottingen Street yesterday and came across this:
Little hearts made from string, woven into the chain link fence around the empty lot beside Alter Egos.
And on the same fence, this:
I think it's the genesis of Halifax's own lover's locks project.
Perhaps you've heard of probably the most famous one (though there are many such places all over the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_padlocks), Pont des Arts, a bridge in Paris, where lovers go and attach a padlock with their names written or engraved on it, and then throw the key into the Seine below, a symbol of their lives being locked together in love.
Romantic right? Well when I saw the fence on Gottingen, that's immediately where my mind went, and I got a little excited. I just love the idea of such a gesture. I mean, think about it: each and every one of those locks in the picture above represent two people who really love each other. In a world where there is always so much focus on hatred and the negative things around us, that's a pretty beautiful thing.
I really have no idea how long it's been there already, but I hope the Gottingen Street fence catches on. Wouldn't it be neat to walk past it on, say, February 14th and see it getting all covered up? ;)
To small gestures and big love, friends! Till next time!