The Joy of Guerrilla Art


“Art is not a thing; it is a way.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

I went to my local Library in Byron Bay yesterday, and was delighted to find a small house made entirely of books (used in such a way that they were still readable) displayed prominently in the middle of the room.

The librarians had found it left outside the front doors when they came to open up.

This is how they displayed it.

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What a wonderful thing to find on your doorstep!

There is a tree on the roundabout in Mullumbimby, a small town a little further up the road from our farm, that has also been subjected to an act of Guerrilla Art.  It has been yarn bombed with a rainbow profusion of spiderwebs.  Every time I see it, I smile.


Art connects us.  Art opens new doorways and windows in our minds.

Today I’m grateful for the anonymous artists who brighten our world.


Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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12 thoughts on “The Joy of Guerrilla Art

  1. that is so funny that i just read your post and prior to reading it i coincidentally spent at least 30 minutes tonight looking at pictures of yarn bombing all over the world! i love it. i am going to yarn bomb the alder tree in our front yard! love, pamela

  2. Wow what a wonderful library you have . I love the book house …I am book mad …off to ‘Haye Book festival ‘tomorrow ,don’t know if you have heard of it , to see ‘Alexandra McCall Smith’ can’t wait . Never heard of yarn bombing but have seen a bike covered in Knitting ….fab, fab, fab, want more of this …spreads happiness.
    much love Cherry xxxx

  3. D’oh! The tablet or tech ate my comment from this morning (my tech curse strikes again lol). Loved the book house and must remember to drive that way to see those gorgeous spider webs (have friends in Kyogle and usually use the Lion’s Road option).

  4. I love this! I’m having trouble keeping up with WordPress follows so I have changed to bloglovin’ – it may look like I stopped following you but I didn’t! Just changed the way I did it! Kelli

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