I just got back from visiting our Nation's Capital. While on a truly amazing Monument Tour I first heard the tale of "Kilroy Was Here" and snapped this photo of the etching of the legendary "Kilroy" Living in Iowa we hear so much about the Freedom Flights. Our WWII Vets are flown to Washington DC for the day in gratitude for their service to our Country and given the royal treatment they so well deserve. According to our tour guide, out of all the wonderful monuments that grace our Nation's Capital, this tiny little etching, tucked somewhere in the shadows of the spectacular WW II Monument is the most requested sites by Veteran's to view. Can you just imagine what this image means to them?
The Legends of "Kilroy Was Here"
There was one person who led or participated in every combat, training or occupation operation during WWII and the Korean War. This person could always be depended on. GI's began to consider him the "super GI." He was one who always got there first or who was always there when they left. I am, of course, referring to Kilroy Was Here. Somehow, this simple graffiti captured the imagination of GI's everywhere they went. The scribbled cartoon face and words showed up everywhere - worldwide. Stories (some even true) abound.
From Facebook Post for Corridor Arts and Craft Spring Gala: Kesler Heirloom Pens is our next featured vendor! How cool and unique is this??
David writes..."When I started turning about ten years ago I was instantly 'hooked'. I wanted to make both useful and attractive items that had a sense of 'place'.
A bowl made with wood from a tree that was once climbed as a child, or a pen from a grandparent’s front door, are enduring items that carry with them a sense of history. I prefer work with native woods gleaned from local sources, but I also turn items out of acrylic, antler, stabilized corn cobs, and discarded counter tops."
David is doing a GIVEAWAY of a $15 gift certificate to be used at the gala. All you have to do is comment on this post with your favorite picture! Check out more of David's work on his site; he has SO many more beautiful photos! http://www.keslerpens.com/is site
Christine Norquest Salinas... you are the winner of the $15 gift certificate from Kesler Pens to be used at the gala! You can pick it up on April 10th!
Kelsey writes on the Facebook Post....."Harvestsewn is our next featured business ” Linda is offering a GIVEAWAY of a $20 gift certificate to be used at her booth! All you have to do to qualify is "like" her page (https://www.facebook.com/Harvestsewn-256873477671583/) and comment on this post with which item is your favorite and why you like it of these photos"!
Karen Wick... you are the
of the $20 gift certificate from Harvestsewn! You can pick it up at Linda's booth on April 10th!
I have not seen this creation from Harvest Sewn yet, therefore, making it my new to be seen favorite!!! ( Sharon/Loom N Essence).
Since closing McGowan House Artisans in July 2015, owners Jeanne Dudley, Sharon Poplawski and Jeanne White, continue to remain in contact with a majority of their valued McGowan House Artisans.
As these Artists venture off into new venues, I'd like to keep you updated with what's going on.
Feel free to contact me either thru my blog at www.loomnessence.net email - firstname.lastname@example.org or just call me 319-210-7775 and I will do my best to put you in contact with them directly or let you know Where They Are NOW?
The four artists listed below will be at the 2016 Spring Corridor Arts and Craft Gala
Celebration Farm, 4696 Robin Woods Ln Ne, Iowa City, IA
Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 9am - 3pm
I'm including a few photos of their New work for 2016.
HarvestSewn - Artist -Linda Blackwell/ Upcycled Fabric Designs
Linda will be in the Double Round Barn
Contact Linda directly:
Jeanne's Soaps - Artist - Jeanne White / SoapMaker
Jeanne will be in the Timber Barn
Contact Jeanne Directly:
Kesler Heirloom Pens - Artist - David Kesler/ Wood Turner