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Found Object Rorschach Test

The #1 question we get asked at art fairs is, “where do you find all your junk?”   A close second is “What goes on in your head?”, but since THAT’s a question for another day, a team of experts and/or a bottle of tequila, we’ll concentrate on #1. 

Where do we get the good junk?  Well, my favorite places are flea markets (a topic already covered in a previous post) and outdoor antique festivals.  I say outdoor, because the indoor ones are usually full of prissy, expensive things.  You rarely find a crate of yummy rusted lamp parts at an indoor antique show.  To give you an example, this week we visited the bi-annual Liberty Antiques Festival in Liberty, NC.  And while the pickings were slimmer than I would have hoped for, we did come away with a bag full of decicious junk.What you’re looking at here is a pretty typical haul from one of our treasure hunts.  And while is may look like a pile of crap to most people, to me it looks like 3 bodies, 13 feet, 3 heads, a bumblebee wing,assorted bling, an arm, 3 devil’s pitchforks, 2 legs, 3 hats, 2 collars, 4 boobs, and something I only got because it came with something I really wanted and which I’ll probably give away.  Care to guess which is which?  If you can, you’ll have gone a long way towards figuring out question #2.

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4 Responses to “Found Object Rorschach Test”


  1. 1 Suzanne
    April 29, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I would guess the cream pitcher is what you’ll give away.

    Are you going to make another fobot similar to Margaret Dumont with that sugar bowl? She’s one of my favorites and I would have bot her if I’d been turned on to your art sooner.

    • 2 artgirlraleigh
      April 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

      You are correct! Anyone want a cream pitcher? As for Margaret Dumont, I DO have another similar one, and will email you the details shortly–Amy

  2. May 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I lOVE your work! I just found an article on you at the grocery store…I think it was Flea Market Finds? And your hilarious! It’s people like you who keep me inspired.
    Robin

    • 4 artgirlraleigh
      May 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      Awww, ain’t you sweet! Hey, Flea Market Style magazine—people are reading your magazine. When are you going to send me a copy?


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