Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Monday, October 10, 2011

murals and pinterest and exploring

by karen 1965 third grade teacher...so, i had a little surgery and been playing on pinterest...fun exploring and finding stuff, i tell u...so i was looking up plays...years ago, there was a play in south georgia called swamp gravy that i had always wanted to see...so i find it is still running in south georgia..swamp gravy play...so as i was surfing, i run up on some silos in colquitt, georgia, that have been painted by some canadian artist...check them out...
 
now, this is cool...silos are just usually ugly metal and just an eyesore after decades of sitting in the weather holding grain...did a little research on this guy...his name is charles henry jacques johnston was born in 1962, in selkirk, manitoba...canada...i thought cool...let me see if i can find some info...i did...you can read about him here...charlie johnston the muralist info...also, here is his website...charlie's contact website..if u need a big mural...this youtube video kinda shows how the silos in colquitt were done...check it out...great to show an art class if you r teaching murals...good elton john song in the youtube video...so you might wanna turn off our funky music playlist or u may explode...birdsong peanut silo being painted by charles johnston on youtube



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some photos of his work...


ever notice...we are always mesmerized by stuff that is really big?..or stuff that is really little?..murals...well they are big...so we are like "wow"...so i hope u were wowed by charles johnston...cause when u think about a little person painting something that big...it is a bit overwhelming...funny how charlie's brain works...so he is able to do something so cool....and elton...well he is cool too...and he is singing a song in the charlie video about a cool state...check out the words...
 elton john, 1979

When it's springtime down in Georgia
It's winter time up in Maine
You can go from snow to sunshine
If you board a southbound train
You get used to taking orders
But it's sometimes kind of rough
I got everything that a man could need
But it still ain't quite enough

Taking about oh Georgia take me to your Southlands
I sometimes feel my life is rolling on
Oh Georgia lead me through your heartlands
I need to see them one more time before I'm gone

When it's nighttime down in Georgia
It's daytime in L.A.
Where they never seem to do much
But they sure got lots to say
The times are changing down in Georgia
Though not always for the best
Give me thirty five good acres lord
And let progress take the rest

Talking about oh Georgia take me to your Southlands
I sometimes feel that life is rolling on
Oh Georgia lead me through your heartlands
I need to see them one more time before they're gone

Oh Georgia take me to your Southlands
I sometimes feel that life has passed me by
Oh Georgia lead me through your heartlands
I need to see them one more time before I die

happy monday, october 10, 2011

3 comments:

  1. That silo is wonderful! You will just stop breathing looking at it! Amazing, awesome, stupendous and so on. I told them when I blogged about it, you might want to also...so they know the impact it is making...just sayin'

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