Whirligigs, weathervanes and signs
Here are whirligigs, weathervanes and signs from the American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum in New York. I have always been fascinated by whirligigs–I’ll have to see if I missed the workshop at Crystal Bridges for making one.
It was all I could do to not touch this to make it spin. Maybe I could sneak in one of those personal fans. Heehee.
It’s hard to see, but the horse and shoe motifs and the letters “ER” inside the horseshoe indicate that the blacksmith is a horse shoer.
My friend and I found this rather disturbing even though it was thought that this sign would have represented a shop selling wool. Something about hanging it from a meat hook…
Next time, I’ll feature quilts and textiles.
We are experiencing a little cooler weather (a very humid 78) which is a relief after the triple digits heat index of the last week or so. Some of our relatives in Minnesota were without power from Thursday till Sunday following straight-line winds of over 100 mph. Sounds like a hurricane. That means there will be a lot of clean up with trees and power lines downed. At least everyone is safe, albeit having to throw out food and clean refrigerators! Till next time…