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Sunday, March 11, 2012

BJP-march

 In chicago ST.Pats day is big, i mean really BIG.

everyone in the city turns out for both the city's parade on the saturday before the st pats and then they all go to the south side to celebrate the St.Pats day parade on ST.Pats day.

we dye the chicago river green, a highly redundant act since the river is already green to begin with!

I think chicago celebrates St.Pats day more than Ireland where he started out. not bad for a St. known for chasing out snakes!

 anyway my BJP is a celebration of the madness chicago gets itself into during the week of st.Pats day.

you have the south side and the north side depicted by shamrocks
and the west side by the flower to represent the city's motto "Herbs in Horto" (an urban garden) the green band is the river two branches, dyed its redundant green and the gold is for the city's grid system of streets

the mid blue is the lake and the double light blue and white with intermittent red represents the city's flag.

6 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Good idea incorporating St. Pat's and your depiction of Chicago is great.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cool piece!! Love the Chi Town symbolism too!. We are taking the South Shore this weekend if all goes well. My grandsons love to go as much as I do.

Kay Ashworth said...

Love the shape and the symbolism. Striking piece.

Marty S said...

Oh, pretty! I like the combination of blue and green.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

Robin said...

WOW!!! To get so many "stories" in one little piece is awesome! Fun to read about Chicago at this time of year. Love it! Robin A.

Nicki Lee said...

Blue & Green - my favorite combination - and to top it off a beautiful paisley! What a great idea to use that as your theme - mind if I steal that idea someday?

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