Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Thursday, June 18, 2015
When I die, I want
you to go to a thrift store and buy an urn/vase/box/whatever for my
ashes. Put it in a cart and roll me around the aisles for one last
trip. My favourite sections are: house wears, textiles, books,
kitchen utensils, craft, baskets, wood, camping, shoes, skirts,
and... most important... toys! I just love digging through the dolls and
toys looking for something that jumps out at me and screams, “Take
me... I am perfect for an art project!”... I love when that
A few days ago, I
went to the Goodwill on Lancaster in Salem with my close friend Lori. While she was looking at clothing I wandered off to look
at everything else. I warned her I would end up in the toy section. I
wandered... found an espresso machine for $8 that I desperately
needed (and it works!). A while later, I was sifting through the
shelves of toys and scored some awesome finds!
A bag of bug molds.
I researched and they are from a 'Creepy Crawly' set that uses
injected liquid plastic. I want to see how they look on a scanner.
Might be cool made into things...
Another bag with
little toys including a giraffe, a rhino, and a hedgehog, along with
a Puss-in-boots figure that has a button to make his eyes go wide.
There is a wind up ladybug that doesn't work and a weird looking
dog-thingy that I have no idea what it does... yet! I bought the bag
because of the animals.
And the best score
of all... a set of 4.5” plastic bust figurines of famous composers.
Each has a name and date with a brand name 'HALBE' Research shows
they go for $4-10 each online and I paid $3 for the set! I love them
and have yet to decide what they are for but I am sure it won't be
hard coming up with something. My favourite is Bach because he
reminds me of the talking bust on Rolf's piano on the Muppet shows.
After a while my cel
phone rang and I answered it saying, “I told you I would be in the
About when I die...
maybe you'd better find a container in the toy section... I knew I
should have bought that cool looking M&M candy dispenser! I think
I need to go back...