I always enjoy working on community projects and this one was no exception. The City of Airdrie Parks Department thought it might be a nice idea if local artists painted some of the picnic tables to add colour to our public spaces and I'm so glad they did. I decided to incorporate the crows that live in abundance in our parks. And, you know, since I have an affinity with them being the 'Crow Talker' in my family, how could I refuse?
Often, when we would picnic in Nose Creek Park, where we lived and a favorite past time, the crows would be so bold as to sit on the table and demand that we share (we didn't but oh how I wanted to!). One time we saw a table a little distance away with a lunch basket lovingly set out to be enjoyed once playground time was up. A crow slowly crept up to the table, then suddenly jumped up, opened the basket, and flew away with an entire loaf of bread before we could stop him. As shocking as it was, everyone enjoyed a good laugh, and fortunately, there were plenty of other items in the basket for lunch.
I want to give a special 'Thanks' to Airdrie Paint & Decor for the Benjamin Moore paint and to Dave at Volunteer Airdrie for coordinating this great project. And, as always, to the City of Airdrie for choosing this project. I can't wait to see them all in the parks!
AIRdirondack Art Project