Wednesday, July 29, 2009
this one's for the boys
Next weekend is one of my favorite events here in Posey County -- the antique tractor show! Earlier in the summer they have another wonderful event, for which I don't quite understand the purpose or the entire production -- when the farmers all drive these tractors in a long parade down Main Street, over on Church street, loop around and parade back out on Main Street. As I am a Chicago girl I just marvel at all of this exotic display. I find the tractors delightful, charming, accessible -- whereas when one of those 2-story tall modern cornfield machines (I don't know what they are called) drives past my studio building on Main street on a regular workday, the whole building shudders and it is certainly not "quaint", though there is still plenty of marvel.
Last year I took my camera to the fairgrounds and photographed a number of these wonderful old tractors, and then I made a design from them which I am very proud of!! as I ususally only do what must be thought of as "girly" stuff. Here is an upcoming tractor ribbon -- not quite finalized, this is a sample here, but it should be available in a few weeks.