5:38 PM

bARTer Sauce -- Two-Face Jane

"Two-faced Jane" is the newest offer on bARTer Sauce. I think I'm in love with her giant, mutant button eye. There's just something about it. Maybe deep down I wish that I, myself, had a giant, mutant button eye instead of a regular eye. Perhaps that would make my cat cease and decist on the waking me up by sniffing my eyeball routine that has become so popular in the mornings these days. Rachel submitted "Two-faced Jane" as an offer for the "Brain Scan."

I'm pretty sure I'd be crazy not to take her up on it which is why I immediately accepted her trade offer. You will be able to submit your own trade offer for "Two-faced Jane" shortly. Check the website in mid-February and she'll be prominently displayed for all to bid on. Are you wondering what the hell I'm talking about? What the hell is bARTer Sauce? What the hell is a "Two-faced Jane" and why the hell are you giving someone a brain scan for it? Well -- first, I would ask you to watch your language in front of the children. But, if there are no children around - -please -- continue to tear it up.

And to answer your questions: bARTer Sauce is an experiment in trading for art and odd objects. Whatever I get, I trade for something else. And then I trade that thing for another thing. And it pretty much goes on forever. Everyone who trades with me has to tell me a story. I document it all on the bARTer Sauce website.

2:53 PM

bARTer Sauce Remixes

A couple of my bARTer Sauce traders like to remix the art that they get from my project and turn it into other arts. Here's some of their recent, cool stuffs. Introducing: Angry, Naked Guy You can read the story behind Angry Naked Guy on the bARTer Sauce website. I got Angry Naked Guy from Sean and then traded him to Nik who, Temple says, used to hang it right above his toilet. "Nik had it hanging in his guest bathroom for a long time, right behind the toilet, so men had to stare at it while using the facilities. I hope it reminded them to put down the toilet seat. From there, I inherited it as a boon from some poker game or random holiday bet. Then...this art show came up in Sacramento....Love and Lust....all pieces must include the human figure....and we really didn't want them men to be left out of this concept of the figure inspiring lust....so I made him a hat and a sexy chain fit for the Folsom St. Fair, and he's going on parade." Oh my. Here he is now... Horny, Naked Man. Temple added an awesome assemblage hat made from a thrashed vintage mink coin purse and national geographic ram horns. She also added a laced up silver chain around his ankle and aged the paper with a sepia varnish...awe yah...and glued him down to a 20 x 30 canvas. Yee Haw! Stacy painted Brick Man and then traded it to bARTer Sauce. I traded it to Nik who turned it into...... DRACULA!! Check out more of their stuff at scary-art.com. And if you're not sure what the hell bARTer Sauce is -- you're not alone. It's an experiment in trading for art and odd objects. Whatever I get, I trade for something else. And everyone who trades with me has to tell me a story. Them's the rules.
11:34 AM

New bARTer Sauce Trade

Lookie what I just got for bARTer Sauce.
Yes, it's a flying Pee Wee Herman skeleton guy with a light-up crotch. How on earth did you get that on the first guess?
Amazing.
I traded it to Nik from http://www.scary-art.com. He got a fancy mask. Read about our trade.
Did I just hear you ask, "What's bARTer Sauce?" No? Oh.
Well, bARTer Sauce is an experiment in trading for art and odd objects. Whatever I get, I trade for something else -- and everyone I trade with has to tell me a story. I document it all on http://www.bartersauce.com.
3:04 PM

boobs

The snow apparently makes some people's thoughts turn to...... BOOBS. This is what I saw written in the parking lot across the street when I looked out the window during the "snow storm." AWESOME.
1:18 PM

Hang Art in Your Shower

with our help.... New Shower Arts:
8:45 AM

The Perfect Dress

I think that I should get this dress as a reward. I mean, I already know that I'm going to be good all year and follow all of my resolutions. Or ....at least I will once I get around to writing my resolutions. Rats! Foiled again!
The only thing I would change are the sleeves. I'd rather just have fitted three-quarter length sleeves than the larger lacey ones in the picture. And since it's on Etsy and handmade -- I just might be able to make my sleeve dreams come true.
What else is new: 1. I moved. On the day it started snowing. If you're planning to send me that dress as a special surprise, make sure you get my new address first. 2. The Art Walk has been rescheduled due to the holiday. It will now be on Thursday, January 8th. We'll be open from 5-10pm. Stop by: 216 Alaskan Way S (in Pioneer Square -- under the viaduct between Main and Washington) 3. It was my aniversary yesterday. It's been three years in linear time and four if you count the year we traveled back in time to get married. Wow! 4. I'm well on my way to finishing a blanket that I've been working on for at least 7 years. I keep crocheting the pieces and they never end up the same size so I just have to keep going and going. Well -- they are so big at this point that I decided to make it into THREE blankets instead. That's been on my list of things to do for quite some time and it will be nice to cross it off completely. I've got two of the three blankets FINISHED! 5. I've gotten a bunch of new bARTer Sauce trades in the last month and have a couple of new prospects as well. If you don't know, bARTer Sauce is an experiment in trading for art and odd objects that I've been running for about 3 years now. Whatever I get, I trade for something else and everyone I trade with has to tell me a story. I document it all on www.bartersauce.com. 6. I hired an accountant for Ugly Baby -- the company that brought you Shower Art and Franken-Scarves. Yay!

Sending you good thoughts and wishes for 2009. Now I have to let the Wii Fit yell at me for not saying hello for the past 2 weeks. Oh god.