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Friday, November 9, 2012

Museum Visit

Well, it's been another busy week around here. So busy that I've completely missed out on posting till now. The shirtwaist dress is finished and I'll be excited to show you pics next week (as hopefully by then I'll have time to throw something together). I also have another fun something-i-made to show off soon.

But for today I thought I'd share with you a few quick photos from a visit to one of my local museums this late summer/ early fall. My mom and I spent the day together and enjoyed wandering the many galleries in a museum that celebrates our local history and culture.

Ever since the first time I read about Madrak Ironhide and painted my first mini I have been in love with axes. So when I saw this beauty I had to grab a quick shot. It may not have had the most glamorous job, but it was certainly a necessary one. And to me it's a thing a beauty and craftsmanship.

We looked at a lot of artwork and textiles while we were there but the mechanics of these stilts really caught my eye.

These stilts were created specifically for working in cornfields. The springloaded mechanism allowed the wearer enough dexterity to navigate the uneven terrain just as if his own feet were on the ground. 

I hadn't seen stilts before where the 'feet' moved in unison with one's own, and I am still marvelling at the ingenuity.

I'm loling at myself a little bit right now. I have this blog here where I talk about sewing and artwork and I spent the day in a museum filled with wondrous examples of both... and I am posting about what inspired me most: tools. haha I guess that just tells you a little bit about me right there...

Well, I guess that's it for today. Have a great weekend!

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