Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sign of the Times

A couple of years ago when we went to the county fair we were captivated by this fabulous piece of folk art. Although it was the size of a billboard, we wanted it. J.D. took this wonderful photo of it.
                                                           "The Rat" copyright Duncan McKinnon

He made big copies of the photo but I got the bright idea to recreate The Rat as a sign. I drew the outline and cut it out of a salvaged piece of old plywood. It's pretty big and we thought it would be an amusing piece. Turns out it scares little kids.
I know it's kind of weird but we think it's funny. The sad thing is, we got distracted and never did go in and see The Rat. The next year it wasn't there so I guess we'll always wonder. Was it really green? Did it drink gallons of water daily? And why is that scary?

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7 comments:

very merry vintage style said...

You can probably make up better stories than what it actually would have been like to go in! I bet it scares little ones--Thanks for linking to my Share the Love link party!
Mary

LV said...

At my age, I have seen a lot of things. I have never seen anything like this. It is wonderful we all have different taste. Thanks for your visit.

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Haha, I can see how it might scare kids, but you are right about it being amusing!

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

You did that? That's awesome! You're right, it's a strange piece, but way cool. Definitely a conversation starter. :o) It looks like something salvaged from an antique store!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Amazinbg. x hivennn p.s enter my giveaway?

monika said...

Nice blog.

Patsy said...

Thank you all, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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