How many people do ya know who are both smart and cool enough to buck the commercially driven, pukedelically saccharine idea of what a wedding/commitment celebration should be and just do exactly what they wanna do, hmm? Well, we're fortunate enough to know a bunch, but current kudos go to our pals Dan and Jennifer Schierl, who spent two whole days last month touring a plethora of stunning folk art sites in Wisconsin and Iowa in honor of their 5th Anniversary--Whoot and Right On!
For our collective benefit, Jen--superstar teacher, knitter and photog--has uploaded a whopping pictorial collection documenting their road trip and it is truly astounding, and I mean as-tound-ing.
Now, to be honest, folk art can be something of an acquired taste and plenty of folks--hehe, get it?--have trouble with the sometimes far-out and/or hyper-spiritual messages, not to mention the often wacky execution. But all of these sites represent intense artistic expression that simply could not be hidden, silenced or quashed, which means they are deserving of respect and serious contemplation. Also, astonished chuckles of "Wow, what in the hell was he/she on?" is not an unusual response, so just go ahead and let it all out, 'kay?
Click on over for the full tour!