Friday, May 29, 2015

Sheep come in all different shares and sizes, colors and personalities

Rachel Gordon Sheep Paintings featured at Shearing Weekend at Farmpark

Sheep have been a companion to humans for thousands of years. They provide us with everything we need – food, clothing, milk, warmth, companionship, shelter, musical instruments – and yet what do we think of when we think of sheep? Most of us think boring, white, fluffy, gentle animals who do not think for themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth! Like people, sheep come in all different shapes and sizes, colors, and personalities.




Like people, sheep like being connected to each other and living in community – and they are each unique as individuals. I am fascinated by the interplay of outer appearance and inner self - our exterior as a reflection of our interior and vice versa - how much we judge and make assumptions based on appearance and the dream of reaching unity in the diversity. Inside Outside Sheep celebrates the uniqueness of each one of us. We are better as a whole when each one of us is able to radiate out what makes us special inside. What’s your inner sheep?

Children will paint their own mini sheep as a craft during the weekend.

Shearing Weekend
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
May 30 & 31, 2015 • 9 am to 5 pm

Watch us shear our sheep of their winter coats and process it into a variety of fiber products. Learn how to spin, weave and make felt and meet fiber-producing animals including sheep, llamas and alpacas.

Meet Rachel Gordon at Farmpark May 30 & 31

Rachel Gordon creates fun and unique art in many different media. She has been passionate about sheep for many years –as paintings, prints, drawings, and small sculptures – and loves how they make her laugh as their personalities emerge. When she isn’t working or hanging out with the sheep, she illustrates children’s books and publishes coloring pages for kids every week on her blog www.sophieandsadie.com. Rachel also works in photography, fiber art, conceptual art and installation, illustration, and printing. A common thread in her art is encouraging people to stop and see the beauty, wonder, and fun in everyday life and objects.



Rachel lives in Cleveland. Her work has been exhibited in the USA, Russia, and Israel. She has been recognized by the State of Israel as an artist of high distinction and was a recipient of the 2014 Cleveland Jewish Arts and Culture Lab Fellowship.

Follow her work on Facebook (Rachel Gordon Art) and her websites www.rachelgordonart.com and www.insideoutsidesheep.com.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grab the fishing gear and go fishing this weekend...for FREE!


Grab the fishing gear and go fishing this weekend...for FREE!Ohio residents may fish in all of Ohio's public waters...
A largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, hunting among water plants.
Photo (George Grall Getty Images/National Geographic Creative) 

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Lake Metroparks offers a variety of opportunities for fishing including stocked ponds as well as river, stream and lakeshore access.
Lake Metroparks' aquatic resources bring value to our parks and to Lake County. From the depths of our ponds to the edges of our rivers and streams to the beaches of Lake Erie, Lake County's watery resources afford our citizens unrivaled opportunities to enjoy fishing.

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