Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Save the squirrels!

Here in the Province of Quebec, there is a village called Saint-Jean-Port-Joli that is reknowned for its wood sculptures. Some are very innovative, but most are your typical rustic scenes: "fisherman holding a pipe", "Lady knitting in a chair" and "Peasants in the field" come to mind. I don't really like the style, but hey, who am I to judge.

They also come in souvenir-size animal shapes. The squirrels are my favourites. I see them often in flea markets and thrift stores, abandonned and lonely, a patina of dust slowly building on their pine fur. But there is hope yet for these citizens of the wood ménagerie! To save the squirrels and turn them into cute décor, all you need is a coat of spray paint.

This week in thrift: Saint-Jean-Port-Joli squirrel

Thrifty craft

Un petit écureuil rouge

So let's all save the squirrels, on fresh coat of paint at a time!


• Eliane • said...

A question for you spray paint expert: can we spray paint wires?

Eve said...

not a good idea (sorry for the delay, I just saw this comment!)