Thursday, August 1, 2013

Seen in the local Antique Mall

Since I am getting NOTHING done in the sewing room, I must continue to report on the odd things I witness in Lawrence, Kansas.
Today, I did my shift at the local antique mall, where I have a booth. Oh it was a slow day in the mall. NOTHING was happening. For a person who likes to stay continually busy, it was quite a challenge.
Luckily, I have my cell phone with me. Last time I worked, I busied myself with a 1950s decorating book, recording images of things I would like to make with bias tape, Joe Cunningham style. Nice, right?

A Ben Ross printed textile

Today, I accomplished nothing that productive. Oh no, I found this!

It is an original painting. The sales tag reads, "Doggy portrait - Princess Pooch."

This painting is disturbing on so many levels. Besides the bow and protrouding tongue, what the heck is swathed aroung this pup? AND what kind of hand is holding it in place? It seems to be a portrait that includes the dogowner's badly configured hand, don't you think?

This can be yours for the bargain price of $25. I'll keep an eye on it and see how quickly it sells.


  1. That's more than a bit scarey...


  2. Paintings like this make me cringe. It's really hard for me to see anthropomorphic animals, especially when they are part human and part animal. Ugh. I think it would be interesting to see who buys this painting.