THE TATTIE BOGLE EXTRAVAGANZA!
I am nothing if not obsessive compulsive.
So, when I choose a theme for my storytelling life I go all out.
History, research, creative energy all go into the making of my themed presentations.
This year I have decided upon the theme: Scarecrows.
Or, Tattie Bogles as I have come to think of them, always deferring to a Scots take on a
project when possible.
I never thought much of scarecrows before but now that I have started my research I am AMAZED!
Such rich folklore....folk art...stories.
I must confess that I have cried a few tears reading every story as the scarecrows come to have human characteristics and I began to think of their life and purpose.
My first adventure will be at the community garden that I have co-coordinated in the community-
(find us on Facebook at Project: GREEN Clay, NY
I have scheduled a Garden Folk workshop so that each family make have their own, special Folk for their plot. I can't wait to see a community garden full of Folk standing guard over our plantings and having (I really do believe!) moonlight adventures!
From there I plan to extend the theme for my gypsy storytelling this Autumn both in the community and for a special folklore project in our old, local cemetery: MORGAN CEMETERY
(find the story on my Morgan Cemetery blog here at blogspot-my apologies for being a
I look forward to meeting the Folk Yet To Be and the Tattie Bogle adventure!
I hope you'll join me!
Quite some years ago I became enamored of Corn Dollies and made quite a number of them from garden leavings. I share them here with you today. They are quite fragile now....but still greatly loved. I like to think of them as wee Tattie Bogles.....not yet big enough for the fields........
Have YOU made a wee one from your garden scraps?
Please, won't you share?
Enjoy! And thank you for your creative time.