here’s a look at what i’ve got planned for the next week or two.
currently being stored in my closet of wondrous things (i actually have two closets. one is “the closet”, and the other is “the closet of wondrous things”. there is a definite distinction.) are two yarn bombs, both destined for the west end of the city. one is going to be living on a tree, and the other on a telephone pole.
i have a third bomb that’s ready to go, but it’s related to the g20 summit and i think i’m going to wait to put it up closer to the time of the summit so that it has a bit more relevance. i have to plan around the fact that, given where i’m planning on putting it, it likely won’t be up for very long, so i need to dispatch it at a key time in the g20 protests when it will get maximum visibility. it’s also significantly larger than anything else i’ve put up yet, so i’ll probably have to get help from a friend or i’ll be out on the street and vulnerable for too much time. that shouldn’t be too much of a problem, though; i mean, who doesn’t want to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to sew woolen signs onto fences or other street furniture?
anyway, i’m sitting here with one of those giant cans of iced tea, thinking about perhaps having some hot cereal for breakfast. it’s nice to be up early; i feel like i have a clear head in the morning and i have a chance to sit down and plan out my day before things get hectic. i can also reflect on the previous day. for instance, yesterday was the bomb diggity; in the desperate need to feed my addiction to body modifications, i called up my piercer and got eight new piercings. i realize that might sound a little excessive, but i have two very basic needs when i get piercings: they have to be in twos, and they have to be symmetrical. so, if i wanted a piercing on my calf, i’d have to get two, and then i’d have to get the same two on the other calf. same thing for, say, my hips. that’s how it worked out to eight. needless to say my mother knows nothing about this, and it’s going to stay that way for a while.
if you’re ever in need of piercings or tattoos, visit my friend lauren over at ace of spades tattoo. they’re at 398 college, which is just east of bathurst. the prices are good, the artists are great, and lauren is a pro piercer. the shop has great vibes and it’s clean and bright. they also sell a good variety of jewellery. hmm… maybe i should do an ace of spades yarn bomb! there’s no better way for me to show my support for a business than to bomb it.
Filed under: g20 protest, planning, poles, rambling, trees, works in progress