15 December 2010

A hot tip

Way back in November a fellow tweeter was the first to tip me about a nice piece of street art (how cool is that?!), attaching a treasure map and everything.



It was not far from my house, so I immediately went looking but as far as I could tell, it was gone already. Still, in the back of my mind it bugged me that I missed it, especially because it was a knitted piece, and those I don't see too often. And then yesterday I found it!

Sometimes I think of life as a hunting ground, you must stay alert at all times, and tuned into what is important to you, otherwise you might miss it. Some things ask a little more of you, that you slow down, look harder, look at it in a different context or from a different angle. It puzzles me that I have passed this particular piece for over a month, and only see it now. But I am happy that I finally did.



A traffic light on a traffic light. 



...happiness (lykke)


Soft happiness (Blød lykke)

Thank you for the tip Alberto!

17 comments:

  1. I notice knitted things around Portland from time to time - often on bike racks :) I don't think I've taken photos of any yet though, not sure why not :)

    That's fun to get tip-offs from people as to what you need to go see :)

    I agree with your assessment of life as a hunting ground... and there's so much to see, both inside and outside (of yourself). It's not always fun and games (inside or out), but it's quite beautiful, anyway.

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  2. Hi Dave, yes this was my first tip, and on twitter too, very cool. Once in a while I get some nice information by email, and it is always good stuff, not anyone trying to sell me anything. Luxe.

    On licorice (still): I just discovered a jar of licorice syrup today, for icecream and stuff. But I imagine I will just dip a spoon in it and knock myself out, haha.

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  3. Oooh, licorice syrup. My dad used to work for a dairy company here in Portland, and they made licorice ice cream. It doesn't exist anymore though. Enjoy that syrup! :)

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  4. Yum! Licorice syrup on vanilla ice cream! When I was in Copenhagen this past summer I had the best licorice ice cream from the stand in Fælledparken. There is not much real licorice here in Canada so I have to get my much missed Danish friends to send some over to me every once in a while. I honestly think that there is a licorice-loving gene. My Danish friends were always shocked that I loved it- but, don't tell them, but I cheated because my family is German and loved licorice too. My kids love it so they must have inherited the gene (husband is Swedish). Sh*t- now I have to rummage in my cupboard to raid my lakrids-stash!
    Have a good one! Love the knitted happiness...

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  5. Haha, Celena, you have a lakrids-stash? Me too. Although I am working my way through it fast at the moment, I blame the weather. The syrup would be fantastic on a rich vanilla ice cream, but I am afraid it won't last that long, I have been dipping spoons in it (only one spoon per dip, too many spoons in my work area these days... busted). Maybe it is in our genes?

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  6. Ah licorice lovers. I'm amazed at the spirit it takes to knit something (yeah already I was never able to finish any knitting work whatsoever) and put it in a public place as a way to make people's day a little happier. What a great thing to do, what a great spirit!

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  7. Yes, knitting.. not my thing either. I wish I had a knitting person in my staff, you know, supply the yarn and the directions and: go! I still buy yarn, but to this date I have never finished anything knitted. But that is okay, I prefer taking pictures of it anyway, haha.

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  8. Hi, I just google myself and came across your blog.
    Thanks for the sweet words and beautiful pictures.

    Kindly Blød Lykke

    I have a profile on facebook - Blød lykke

    Softhappiness@gmail.com

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  9. Hi Blød Lykke,

    You are very welcome, and thank you so much for putting that cool (warm) piece of street art up. Now that I have finally found it, it puts a smile on my face every time I pass by.

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  10. Fantastisk, fantastisk, fantastisk.

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  11. Everybody really got together on this one!

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  12. When I come to Copers I want to find this gem. Magnificent.

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  13. Haha, I hope it is still here for you then. Otherwise the secret knitter may have another piece up, she just wrote me a sweet comment, did you see that? Maybe we will get an update on her work in the future, I would love that.

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  14. Matthew Amadeus DevereuxJanuary 05, 2011

    Yes, I hope so! I've just added her at Facebook! It's a lille world! Actually there seems to be a whole trail of them around the city which is lovely.

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  15. Oh yeah? I never seem to se much knitwork on my path. Maybe it's the gritty neighbourhoods I move through, ha.

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  16. Matthew Amadeus DevereuxJanuary 05, 2011

    Haha! Yes in my neighbourhoods I see more grit on the roads than knitwork. Lykke has got quite a few photos at her Facebook account of other examples of the work.

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  17. There is one, not far from the one you have found. It is attached to a drainpipe :-)

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