Arts And Crafts Exhibition
We all know about "Arts & Crafts" which were very popular at one time, and which has been making something of a comeback. Well here in the village we enjoy our own Arts & Crafts Exhibitions. However it would seem that the majority of citizens have all chosen No.2 as their subject, either in pencil, pen & ink, paint, or clay. It all seems rather crawly to me, that so many citizens would choose No.2 as their subject. However that was not always the case, as the general carved himself a new chess set, only somewhat disappointingly the General did make No.2 one of the kings!
A true individual was No.6, and his sculpture, although no-one really understood what it was!
Described as "Our very own Epstein" by No.2, the awards committee couldn't make anything of No.6's sculpture. In fact No.6 had to go as far as to explain his work, which he had given the title of "Escape," to the Awards Committee. Of course he was making it up as he went through a quite elaborate explanation. Church door my foot! Although the more abstract piece, with holes in it, representing freedom or a barrier, depending on how you look at it, which I thought was rather clever. Why the crosspiece? Well that's a yard arm isn't it?
At the Awards ceremony I was surprised to see that it was actually No.2's
who was handing out the awards. And that made him look more important than No.2! Butler
It was an even bigger surprise when No.6 having won a special merit award of 2,000 free work units, the "prize of prizes", then went and bought No.38's tapestry to hang in his own home. I thought that was a little rash of him at the time. But I suppose No.6 had his reasons, and No.38 left the Arts & Crafts Exhibition, a happier, and richer lady.
Be seeing you