Thursday, March 19, 2009

funkytown is back






funkytown is back! actually, it never quite went away. a few die-hards kept a skeletal presence in funkytown through the winter, but now that the first blooms are in sight, the little village is growing quickly again. for those of you new to artsyville, funkytown was started by someone in our neighborhood last year by tossing a few toys in their side yard, and over the summer it evolved into a fun trading environment. people bring arts, crafts, junky kid toys - weird random stuff lives in harmony here. my favorite things today were the flower that someone fashioned out of an egg carton - so clever - and the beautiful headbands that arrived in the mail for my girls from a sweet art friend. my least favorite thing today: just look at birdiegirl's NAUGHTY purple fingers. she found a bottle of liquid watercolor this afternoon.

25 comments:

Christy said...

What a coinkydink! I just found orange man's leg and hand on Monday -- we'll have to stop by Funkytown again.

Milkberry said...

OMG your neighborhood sounds totally awesome!!

heather smith jones said...

if i didn't know what your post was about, reading christy's comment sounds just hilarious!
i must wander over that way to see funkytown!
oh birdigirl, well, at least it's a pretty color! :)

~Barb~ said...

Funkytown, huh? I LOVE IT! Wish I had a cool neighborhood like yours...mines full of old people who have no fun and no sense of wonder (or sense of humor, either)...BAH!

YAY for FUNKYTOWN!!!

Peace & Love,
♥ Barb ♥

Bella Sinclair said...

Huloooooo Funkytown! Hooray! I've missed you. I see McD's is a proud sponsor. And painted fingers are the proud marks of a true artist. :)

soulbrush said...

what a great idea, such fun for the kidddies, and seems for mom too.

Anairam said...

But you have to admit that Birdiegirl has a great sense of colour - her fingers perfectly match her outfit!

jess gonacha said...

i love this idea so much! i'd love to start something like that somewhere. :)

Nina Crittenden said...

How fun! Looks like this is where all the random Happy Meal toys go to vacation!

please sir said...

OH YAY! I love funkytown - glad to see all the new stuff. Can you spare some creative input? Please see my post - thanks! http://pleasesirblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/need-your-input.html

Miss Aimee said...

wow. how fun! loveeee the purple fingers too. priceless photo

●• Tiny Red said...

purple fingers!!! yay for birdiegirl :)

BloggingQueen said...

Purple fingers... that reminds me -- must find a more secure place for my art papers before TwoBoo gets old enough to crawl.

L'Atelier said...

I love funkytown! yey!
the haibands are so beautiful
and hahaha birdiegirl is truly amusing- (if one doesn't have to do the cleaning-up)
xo

cindy : quaint said...

oh boy, i love funkytown. won't you take me there?

painted fish studio said...

i heart funkytown!

Persimmons Gal said...

I wish I could come to funkytown...I may just have to create my own!!!

Krissy said...

yay! funkytown :)

~Valentina~ said...

OMG! This sounds so much fun! I want to live there :)

barbi malibu said...

wont you take me to FUNKYTOWN!!!!

get zapped said...

Such an uplifting post and appropriate to discover on the first day of spring, so happy!

kj said...

this is so cool it makes me wish i lived right beside you! and i'm reading it on the first (well, second) day of spring when i will go to my own funkytown garden center and plot and plan my secret neighborhood, which will include plastic flamingos and plastic lizards and one overweight frog. oh, and an elf or two and maybe one effeminine ken doll....

peggy said...

I LOVE this!! I declare, my whole house/garden is Funkytown......

ArtSparker said...

I wish I could bring some denizens! I think the purple fingertips are quite attractive.

smoothpebble said...

I don't even have words for funkytown....except that I love it!