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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Whimsical "Yarn Bombing" at Sherman Gardens

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today I am taking you with me to the Sherman Library and Gardens where we will have a glass of ice tea in their beautiful Tea Garden shown in the photo above.  I am participating in their first Artisan Fair and Art Show in November and my space will be located in the Tea Garden.  I went to take photos of my space so I can start working on my booth and it turned out they are having a fun and whimsical "yarn bombing" exhibit throughout the garden and I knew that you would enjoy going with me.

The library and gardens are located on 2.2 acres in Newport Beach on the Pacific Coast Highway a short distance from the Pacific Ocean.

The yarn bombed wheelbarrow greets visitors and was created by volunteers in the community and the exhibit represents hundreds of hours of labor and miles of yarn.

There are gardens filled with native, exotic, and desert plants with patios, conservatories and shade structures.They serve delicious food at the lovely Cafe Jardin and Tea Garden Creperie, and afternoon tea  in the gardens by reservations only.

             The entrance to one of the shade structures was the beginning of the yarn bombing.

          One of the whimsical Pelicans made from drift wood and shells greets you.

                                Tropical Palm trees grow through the shade structures.

The volunteers call themselves "Yarn Bombing Bandits" and their agenda is to bridge the generational divide, support community art and remind the world that without plants, we cannot knit, breathe, eat, or live!  Their  charming "bandit" photos are posted throughout the garden.

Humor is a major component of yarn bombing, which by its nature embodies contradictory idiosyncrasies within itself.

Thank you for stopping by.   I hope you enjoyed your little whimsical yarn bomb tour. I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

I am busy painting lots of new small paintings to show at the Artisan Fair in November and will be poping in from time to time to share some of my new small works.

Have a lovely week.   Blessings, Erin

"When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you."  Proverbs 6:22


Oliva Ohlson said...

I get a kick out of "yarn bombing"!!! The "aka" are too clever and funny!!! This place looks absolutely beautiful and so peaceful! Have a great day at your show!!!

Art and Sand said...

I've heard about yarn bombing and seen a few minor yarn bombs, but this takes it to an all new level.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thank you for the great tour. I haven't been there for such a long time. I need to make a trip there and see the beautiful gardens.

Good luck at your show and i hope it cools off for you.

Stacey said...

What a beautiful place!

Junkchiccottage said...

This is so awesome. Thanks for the tour. I have never heard of yarn bombing. How neat.

Sami said...

Amazing yarn-bombing! Love that wheelbarrow, too cute!
Good luck at the crafts fair.

Merlesworld said...

What a wonderful colourful place.

doodles n daydreams said...

This is such a fun post, I love it! I've seen a tree and bollards bombed before but nothing else.


Sue Kosec said...

Thank you so much, Erin, for sharing such a beautiful post. I would love to visit - simply spectacular.

Good luck next month!

Cache-Mire said...

I absolutely love it! Wish I were closer and could visit. Thanks so much for sharing! ~Terri

Heavy Duty Picnic Benches said...

Awesome! Beautiful place. I love it. I would love to visit. Thanks!

Marlynne said...

Such fun Ideas!!