Thursday, 23 July 2009

more digging

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I reckon Seth is the super hero of the blog-e-sphere.

Not only does he create awesome art and produce an impressive blog and Etsy shop (not forgetting the zine) but his powers stretch to getting us all together on a regular basis and inspiring


We should make him a super hero cape

(perhaps grrl can knit him one).



As part of his latest call for action - I've been digging around and found this image which I took last year in a quaint old street in northern England. I love the way the shoes have been carefully displayed - they remind me of lttle birds. I love old shops they make such a refreshing change from globalised high streets or, worse still, the out of town shopping centres that my friend calls 'non places'. You know the type of places she means... places that suck out your soul. Motorway services stations, large corporate office buildings, banks, fast food restaurants. We need grrl to cover these places in knit and save our souls.



Anyway visit here to see the little man that owns this shop checking on his window and some of the other shops in this street.





thanks to Anne for this award

and check out her blog for a chance

to win some stamps.


I'm convinced that


making books is


good for the soul.

To counteract

the bad karma from any

shopping malls you may have visited
check out Karin's brilliant video


There's a chance to win a lovely book too!
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21 comments:

marit said...

I love bloghopping and visit all the collaborators of this buried treassure project! The photo's of the English street makes me wanna visit that country again (maybe drink coffee in that one cafe?) Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim Mailhot said...

love the birdie shoes shot ! magnificent treasure ! And the idea of a grrl knit cap for seth sounds so perfect !!! ;)

ArtSparker said...

I remember that was the first post of yours I saw. I have visited my sister in Exeter, where the High Street seems nightmarish with its chain stores.

Karin Bartimole said...

I think you're right - Seth is the super hero of blogging - such an amazing gatherer and sharer of souls! I love your photo and the trip down High Street. Thanks for sharing my book video link!
xox K

Jeane said...

oh how I love this photo and that post was definitely one of my favs - congrats on your award! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Every time I visit your blog, I end up smiling. I love the idea of Seth in a knit cape and your blog pick of photos of England are wonderful!!

DebbieOverton said...

Such a happy place to visit and I agree Seth needs a cape! He is the best!

3rdEyeMuse said...

that was a real treat and a gem ... thanks for digging a little deeper. :)

mhmm ... must agree ... a cape would be brilliant!

Mar said...

LOL
yes
i think grrl is just the one we need here

ooooohhh GGGGRRRLLLLL

great post

Gail P said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog again! Lovely photo, definitely a treasure.

Kim said...

Great post, love the idea of the cape, what a laugh! The shops are so lovely, there should be so much more of this and less of that horrid impersonal type of shop that we have now! Thanks for stopping in to my blog as well. Nice to see you there.

alteredbits said...

what a wonderful little man! i love the shoes, too. :)

and i agree about ALL that you said regarding seth. he's the best and does indeed deserve a super hero cape. :)

A rambling rose said...

Kate you are in fine form! Loved this post! And those shoes!! What can i say!

femminismo said...

Fabulous photo of shoes against peg board and the man who (probably) arranged and runs herd on them. I think I see a comfy pair I want, and a biiiiggg purse, too. - Jeanne

Poetic Artist said...

I truly had fun doing the buried treasure project.. Thanks for the visit to the shops.
Katelen

lynne h said...

oh, kate... those pics from the shoe shop... those are some of my favorite pics *ever*.

congratulations on your blog award -- you deserve the highest awards in the land...

coconutannies said...

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY! I love your bloggy style! I only got to read a few but I LOVE them. Pink Graffiti is YUMMY! I'll be back to read the rest - try and keep me away!!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Please visit, I was asked to pass on award to a newly discovered blog that I like and yours is one of them...please collect from my blog!

Chris said...

Oh, I loved the shops so much I almost commented back there instead of here! Can you STAND that color red? Anyway, I want to go to the yorkshire coast, yes I do.

Anne said...

Hi there! I love the photo of the shoes! Happy to nominate you for the award! Enjoy! :-)

Seth said...

First off, that is a cool picture. I see all the birds too. Secondly, thank you for this sweet post and your thoughtful and funny words about me! :-) Much appreciated!!