Friday, April 1, 2011

Thrift Love. I mean, Found Art Love.

You're gonna think this is a joke.  I know you are, but it is not.  I found this piece of art on the side of the road. On. the. side. of. the. road.,y'all.  WHAT is wrong with folks, I ask you?  FinnigantheCurious actually spotted this amazing piece of fantasmagoric beauty for me.  I was so enamored of it that I almost just almost left him there to guard it while I ran home and got the truck (we were on a dog walk).  I drugpushedshoved everyone home at breakneck speed, hopped in the old truck and raced back over heart racing the whole time lest some other scavenger beat me to it.  The gods were with me though and here it be....

I hope like hell someone doesn't see this and come tearing over here with cries of, "THIEF!"  If they do, I'm gonna lie.  I am.  I'm gonna say I bought it fair and square at a yard sale.  Or something. No, really, it was just out there on the sidewalk leaning up against a telephone pole.  What. the. HELL?  Doesn't it look like a city?  Like a Dali city or something.  It's made of metal rail thingees.  Could I have gotten better colors if I had commissioned it myself?  Girl, I get giddy just looking at it in this picture.  I'm tellin' ya, I am one lucky SOB.  Hooohawwww. 
Um, what else?  Oh, caterpillars.  Every year I get thrilled by them...never fails.  Here's the ubiquitous Caterpillar with Dill still life...

Dig that fancy magnifying glass shot, would ya?  

Aphids on the milkweed.  I thought these were caterpillar eggs, but my friend Hedrich (who is not an elderly German man) suggested they were aphids.  She was right, I was wrong...damn her.  Still looks kinda coolio. I got a little carried away with the magnifying glass thing, but I won't bore you with any more of them.  I do highly suggest getting out there and doing this though...there is a LOT of tiny crap going on out there that you do not know about. 
Speaking of tiny crap.  Finnigan said he found an ant home on our front bench and that he needed to make sure no one sat on it.

So cute and sweeeeeeeet.  Personally, I think it's a pile of ant crap as opposed to an ant home, but who am I to say?  I think aphids are eggs so I'm a big dummy. La la la.


  1. What a fun blog! That art is sooo amazing! I am super jealous! It was obviously made and left just for you. Yeah!
    Finn's little sign is precious! Love you!

  2. You ARE lucky! You get the best finds. I can't decide if I'll get lucky if I go with you or screwed because you'll get the goods. ;) We love Finn's sign.

  3. You have the thrifting and finding mojo-jojo! All I find on the side of the road are mattresses and single shoes! lol

  4. I'm insanely jealous of your art find. I had a successful dumpster dive this morning but it doesn't hold a candle to your rail art. Mwah.

  5. Un-Buh-Leev-able! You do have the mo-jo. It is just perfectly made for you.
    ms md.

  6. That is AWESOME! You know there's a story behind it like "My asshole ex-boyfriend spent $600 on this for me and then he slept with that skank. THIS will show him!" Just gorgeous!!

  7. I love the new header picture. Which one of your chickens is it?

    Also, I like the magnifying glass pictures - very ingenious.


  8. I am so glad you like the art I sent you. I got a notice saying FedEx had delivered it. You do know that this is one of two in the whole world done by Elwood P. Dowd, don't you? When I saw it I knew it should be at your house.

  9. great piece of art! SCORE!! hope you don't get busted! and love the caterpillars! glad you are back in blog-action!


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