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Open-Source Artwork - Screaming Tree 11-08-20 -1

Open-Source Artwork

Like open-source programming, open-source artwork is a piece of art that is open to collaboration.

Screaming Tree – Famous Open-Source Artwork

Have you ever walked the canal towpath between New Hope and Center Bridge, PA? Bucks County Pennsylvania locals are familiar with the piece of art in today’s feature photo. I’ve always called it “Screaming Tree.”

It’s public art. I don’t know who cleverly put those eyes on it. But it’s a pleasant surprise when you come upon it on a beautiful nature walk or bike ride.

Now it appears this piece of art is open-source and open to collaboration.

Screaming Tree 11-08-20 -2

It now encourages hikers and bikers and runners to do the patriotic thing. The safe and healthy thing for their community.

Granted, this mask is presumably not covering the nose. So we can also call it “impressionistic.”

It’s always great seeing how creative and interesting this artist colony can be…this is one more great example.

Current Knitting

First of all, an apology. In my last blog post, I promised a bonus to the people who had purchased my Primordial Sworls Wrap pattern.

I am going to have to renege on that.  My initial idea was that I would create a scarf option for the pattern and update the pattern with instructions.

Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. The Primordial Sworls fabric curled too much at that width. It’s really sad too. It looked fantastic.

Primordial Sworl Scarf 11-08-20 02

But when I tried it on, it just curled up into a very long tube. I didn’t like it.

So, I undid all the bound-off stitches. Ripped back four rows of garter stitch. And picked up hundreds of stitches to continue on making a full-size wrap.  Here’s my progress so far.

Primordial Sworl Scarf 11-09-20 02

I’ve finished five repeats of the stitch pattern. And I am absolutely loving how this yarn is knitting up in this pattern! I loved the other yarns I first knit it in as well. But this one also photographs much more nicely.

1 comment on “Open-Source Artwork

  1. Good morning! The open source art works reminds me of yarn bombing(?) where creative folk knit/crochet/wrap signs trees bushes. I love the screaming tree❤️😂
    I’m wowed by the scarf/shawl today ❤️❤️❤️

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