Friday, October 25, 2013

Woodstock in October...


A few weeks ago, the BF and I took a road trip through the town of Woodstock, NY, as we headed to Bethel, the actual site of the famous 1969 concert. I had hoped that we would actually STOP in the town of Woodstock, as we passed through, but the BF is not really into the artsy, giftsy shops in town, so I made a note to self to return with someone who shared my love of art & shopping...

My good friend (and great photographer) Lisa and I took a trip down yesterday, and here are just a few of the sights we captured along the way.... (L to R, top to bottom)...

1,2. It may look like just a simple string being tied around my wrist, but in reality, it's a prosperity bracelet. We bought them at a little shop called Timbuktu. The salesperson/mystic explained how they work...we are to keep them on until they wear off. When they finally wear off, we need to bury the bracelet either beneath a tree or cast the bracelet into a body of water, keeping our intention of prosperity in mind. -- Lisa is already worried that we will not know when our bracelets wear off, and we will lose them. I am wondering if flushing the thing down the toilet is the same as casting it out to sea?

3. Now these are, indeed, spools of string/thread, with no magical prosperous intentions of which I am aware. They were shelved next to several looms, where scarves and blankets are woven.

4,9 . A free form mosaic birdhouse and mosaic dog(?), along Tinker Street. In addition to typical mosaic pieces from broken plates & cups, you can see an amazing assortment of broken figurines and porcelain pieces. Not exactly my cup of tea (pun intended), but definitely interesting.

5. A leaf, found under a tree outside one of the shops. Is it my imagination, or does this look like tie dye?

6. A leaf shaped stone sidewalk.

7. Sips Dips & Sugarlips - Our first stop, for coffee, when we arrived in town at 10:30 am. - None of the other shops opened before 11-ish.

8. A street sign, which has been guerilla-knitted (see the signpost.). I had never seen this before. Very cool.

It was a fun, but chilly day, so while we will return, we may wait until the springtime, by which time, we will be much more prosperous, as a result of our bracelets!!!!!


3 comments:

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Looks and sounds like fun Kerri! That may be a future road trip! xxoo

fran pascazio said...

Great post, Kerri! Looks like you had fun! Tie dyed leaf? Yes, it could be!!!! When days are slow an artist had to do something with their hands!

Peggy Beck said...

I have been there and I love Woodstock and the area. Looks like you had fun and I like the idea of your prosperity bracelets. Let me know if they work so I can be sure and get me one. I'm in for a trip if you ever need someone to go. Would love it....