Thursday, May 6, 2010

Three Heads and Six Arms

GR&&DF I must once again humble myself in the face of such wonderful comments - I do thank you all. Last night I worked on another exchange piece I have that is coming up so no snaperoos of that.

Yesterday was "Farmers Market" day and so I trotted on over to see if natures bounty had started to arrive. This being the first part of May I was not expecting too much - and that is exactly what I found. But, walking over to the Civic Center I saw a new streetcar going up Market Street. The F Line runs up and down Market and is fitted out with many Historic Streetcars. This particular one was completely new, to me. Here is a snap -

It has DC Transit painted on the side - how great is that!! These are super cars to ride in. Except the Orange cars from Milan - I personally call them "rattle and snaps" as they bang and bounce you along giving you a ride not unlike "Mr Toads Wild Ride" at Disney!! The only super new fruit at the market was a whole booth/tent just packed with the new crop of cherries!!

I couldn't resist - so along with some onions, asparagus, tomato's and my Kettle Krack Korn - I picked up some of these lovelies. They are on the sour side which is just fine. I would guess that the sourness is because they are a new crop or the first crop of the year.??

While walking around the Market I noticed something going on down in front of City Hall - so like the nosey snoop I am I had to go find out what was up. There was the installation of a gigantic piece of art going on. To commemorate the long standing Sister City Program - ours is Shanghai China - the SF Arts Commission is installing temporarily "Three Heads and Six Arms" by Zhang Huan. Here are some snaps.....






and to sit on top of this giant piece is this "crown"....


You can click over to this site HERE and read all about the piece and the artist.

We ran to do some shopping in the Castro before we went home and this window just struck me as "colourful".....

I am not quite sure what Cliffs Hardware was selling with this display - but the window dresser always does something eye catching!!

Marchann58 asked about the floss I used on the CHS - Alphablocks piece - I used mostly what was called for - except for the vine/strawberry/bud border, nothing is listed so I came up with what I liked. The block fill for each letter I chose as I went along with no plan. The pattern calls for every block to be filled with Bittersweet, if I remember correctly - I wanted to mix it up a bit so I did my own thing again here. Where I re charted or completely redid a block I used floss that I liked - hope that answers the question.

Just a quick reminder - Tomorrow is the last day to get your name into my 3rd Blogiversary Drawing. At 3:pm PST I will close it up and do the drawing on this Sunday, May 9th - my actual 3 year of Blogging. I am still amazed that I could keep this up and find things to say all the time. I know sometimes the Blog Entries are a bit thin on info, but I hope those are overlooked. If you haven't thrown in just click over to the April 9th Post and leave a comment. Easy enough!!!

There you go sports fans!! Thank you again for stopping by do come again!

Take care,
edgar

15 comments:

MrsB said...

What a massive, but lovely, piece of artwork!

The window dressing is great - very colourful...

Ma Teakettle said...

Wow! You had quite a day, my dear :) The cherrys look wonderful, and my guess is that the sourness is due to the early crop, but I am not sure.
That statue is amazing and maybe a bit spooky...I just can't imagine walking down Market Street and looking up yonder to see that, though it is beautiful and such an honor to have it in your city...I am just a tad faint of heart and a daydreamer...so you can imagine the danger there, "I Love Lucy" all over again :)

Have a great day, cookie
Hugs
Ma TK

Loraine said...

Fun shots of the city! That artwork is something else!
Thanks for the tour.

Anna van Schurman said...

They could just be sour cherries. Good for pie. Or, if you're like me, eating. (Love sour fruit!)

Tracey said...

Great snaps as always! :) I am so glad I came across your blog Edgar, it is always beautiful and interesting! Happy blogaversary! (or however you spell it...lol)

Catherine said...

Wow! What neat pictures of the artwork! You were in the right place at the right time.

Those cherries looks yummy! Pie would be in order for me if they are sour.

Denise said...

I always enjoy your photos of your neighborhood, etc. I am most envious of the farmer's market! I would love some of those fresh goodies!
Don't ever think that your blog is thin or boring. It's always informative and most entertaining.
Have a super weekend, hope you find some good bargains...

Margaret said...

I always love seeing what is going on in your lovely city. What a cool old tram car! And the statue -- I didn't know Shanghai was SF's sister city. Pretty neat! Thanks for showing us such wonderful pics again!

Berit said...

I love cherries; a diner around here has a great cheesecake they serve with sour cherry sauce--so good! And the Turkish place nearby has this amazing "Sour Cherry" fruit drink in a can. I don't even like Cherry Cheesecake or Fruit Drink otherwise! Must be that sourness. ;)

I'm off to check your april 9 post to be sure I entered!

DonnaTN said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering what the window was trying to sell. The sculpture looks to me more like a Hindu god/goddess with all those heads and arms, rather than Chinese. Perhaps I just lack a certain vision!

Jennifer said...

Hmm, not sure what I think of that sculpture. Must give credit for all the time and effort went that went into creating it though, even if it isn't my cup of tea. I love the hardware store window. I thought for a moment that it was Macy's before I read the caption.

Sherry said...

wow - the cherries look wonderful...they'd make a super pie if they are on the sour side...yum!! Love the window dressing too...cool! So I have to ask - I relatively new to blogging and have been following your blog for a bit - what does GR & DF mean? I think it's "dear friends" but...the other? Love your newer banner (at top) too - beautiful stitching. Is that some of your stitching in a different layout as your previous one? Have a great weekend and congrats on your 3 year blog anniversayr!

Myriam said...

bon week-end!

Kathy A. said...

Oh, how cool is that. I have never seen how they get those statues into place. You were there at the perfect time. Love the photos
The hardware window - what a riot of color! Spring indeed!

Sheila said...

What beautiful sights