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Garden Note #89: Scarecrow

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Here’s a quick and easy way to make a scarecrow.

Materials

Push broom, old bathrobe, Shenandoah Switch Grass (or other type of grass) and rubber bands.

Instructions

1. Shove the broom handle end into the dirt. Make sure that it’s sturdy.

2. Slip the sleeves of the bathrobe onto the bristle part of the broom.

3. Tie fabric belt.

4. Cut grass and make three separate bundles. Secure each with a rubber band.

5. Tuck grass into neckline and sleeves.

(Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

07-09

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Happy Father’s Day!

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(Pencil drawing age 7- Martha B.)

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(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Inspired By…

…Eudora Welty’s Girl Portrait 1939.

Eudora Welty was known more for her works of fiction than for her many images of the rural south. Yet, she was quite adept with the camera. Welty enjoyed focusing her lens mainly on people and catching them in the transient moment…”

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Fashion details- Model Kayla wears a vintage floral dress.

(Left Photo- Eudora Welty. Right Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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(Crayon drawing, First Grade- Martha B.)

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Inspired By…

…Walker Evans’ Portrait of Lucille, Alabama 1936.

Walker Evans, like his peer Dorothea Lange, spent the Depression photographing the desperate plight of rural farmers. His image of ten year old Lucille makes this all the more poignant. Five years after Evans met Lucille, she was married, pregnant and still in the cotton field. At thirty she was a grandmother. In 1971, the year Evans had a retrospective at the Modern Museum of Modern Art, Lucille died. Despite the sad outcome of Lucille’s life, her 1936 portrait radiates youthful optimism and hope.

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Fashion details-Model Abbi wears a sleeveless dress from Gap Kids. Hat is by Tula.

(Right Photo- Walker Evans. Left Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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