Here in Crick we hold a Scarecrow Weekend that is massive fun for all the family, with more than just random scarecrows hanging from buildings or sitting on fences, there are also stalls, live music, street entertainment, and tea and cakes scattered throughout the village.  A great deal of money is donated to charity too.  Look the event up on Facebook – Crick Scarecrow Festival 2014 for all the information.

Last year Art & Adornments opened the doors to the shop for the first time, as well as promptly producing a scarecrow based on Van Gogh painting a masterpiece on an easel, and stood it in the shop window – we were amazed at how many people take part.

Our Van Gogh’s head and hands were made of paper-mache and then painted, and his body was made out of the obligatory old clothes stuffed with paper.  It attracted lots of positive comments and most people recognised the artist (which is a good sign).  So this year we hope to produce something more adventurous with another artistic theme.

Work started on our scarecrow two weeks ago, and each day it comes to life a little more (I actually jumped with surprise one evening forgetting it was in our kitchen being used as a workshop).  The unveiling of this years A&A scarecrow is on Saturday 12th July, just inside the doorway of the shop.  I would like to post a photograph of it with only a week to go, but the scarecrow maker wants it kept a secret, except the clue is ‘Bottecelli in Crick’.

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