Friday, March 7, 2008

chicago aka the skunk place

the FLEUROTICA event - it sounds like something naughty on the runway, doesn't it?

i am creating a version of the wild leek, as it is indigenous to our area and has an interesting connection to chicago. useless knowledge of the day: part of the origin of the name of our lovely city- the Menomini name for the wild leek, "pikwute sikakushia" or "skikako"- came to be chicago or the "skunk place." the wild leek was abundant in our pre-urban swampland. those of us who live here know that during the spring months, the skunk place will own up to its name! be grateful the wild leek hat i am creating will utilize silk for petals. no stinkies.

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