blogDon’t stop looking at me swan.

June 20, 2014

And please let me pet you with you’re at it.

Tonight was a twofer art night. Innoskate began tonight, so after visiting Blue Lucy, I was off to the Polk Museum of Art to check out the festivities.

Prior to the opening of All Decked Out at the Polk Museum of Art, I had never been to Lakeland. One thing I noticed during my first visit was that they had swans…and they liked them a lot! They had giant sculptures of swans throughout the city and as I drove around Lake Morton, I noticed a few swans swimming across the water.

Tonight, as I made that same drive around the lake to the museum, I noticed something different. The swans were near the shore, some even out of the water. The moment I saw that, I was on a mission. That mission was to befriend a swan, even if it meant I got attacked. Luckily, swans are much more pleasant than I thought. I think the trick was talking to them. They were a little hesitant to come my way at first, but then I started the small talk and compliments. They really liked hearing how beautiful they are and how much I appreciated them letting me get so close.

I wasn’t able to pet one, but I did make a friend. That was a pretty impressive feat for me since I’m kind of scared of birds (bad experience with an angry parrot when I was younger). Plus, swans are huge, like mutant ducks or something. Seriously thought I was in for a pecking, but I lucked out. Thanks to Lakeland, and your lovely swans, for making my dream come true.


More Articles

  • Red Bull Cooler for Creative Block
  • Primary Election Playlist
  • Hueniverse
  • Moleskine Mailer Project
  • Carving the Elfmas Watermelon
  • The Sawyerfresh holiday playlist
  • They will offer you…
  • Philly of Bust
  • CL Best of the Bay Award
  • Polar Cup
  • La Segunda by Name…
  • Devil Crab

New Products

  • Tangerine Queen
  • Creature Comforts
  • Bite the Hand Print
  • Bite the Hand Print
  • Invasive Print
  • Tangerine Queen Print
  • Peacock Print
  • Peacock Print
  • Peacock Print
  • Peacock Print
  • Peacock Print
  • Fluorescent Owl

More Artwork

  • When All The…
  • Creature Comforts
  • Tangerine Queen
  • In Black and White
  • Time to Drop These ‘Bows Like Dusty Rhodes
  • Renegades of This Atomic Age
  • Yellow Ink That Flows, Blue Flowers
  • You Ain’t Gotta Be a Mason
  • Elvis Costello
  • They will offer you…
  • Tampa Heights mural (Public)
  • Tampa Heights mural design