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Kids With Guns Mug

Original Owner: 
scary-art1973
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce
Kids with guns mug: An Item in bARTer Sauce

Nik's Story that Came with the Kids With Guns Mug:

"I found this at Goodwill next to all the discarded wedding toast glasses, plastic A's cups, and granny shot glasses. I have no idea what the story is behind it but for 99cent - I rescued it. It's definitely someone's art project but the grim imagery raises a lot of questions. Even my most twisted friends don't want it. I'm sure it'll ruin people's feng shui. It'd make a great gag gift for creating uncomfortable silences."

Owl Man

Original Owner: 
LafayBebe
Owl Man: Before he got smashed
Owl Man - Post Surgery. Pretty good.
Owl Man - Post Surgery. Pretty good.

Regina's Story that Came with Owl Man: 

"Look at That Huge Fag"

Original Owner: 
Ariane
Look at That Huge Fag - a panting traded to bARTer Sauce
Look at That Huge Fag - a panting traded to bARTer Sauce
Look at That Huge Fag - a panting traded to bARTer Sauce
Look at That Huge Fag - a panting traded to bARTer Sauce
Look at That Huge Fag - a panting traded to bARTer Sauce
Packaging for "Look at That Huge Fag" - a bARTer Sauce item

This is the story Ariane submitted with her trade offer:

I made this giant cigarette painting out of an existing oil painting of buddha on linen, vintage coupons from packs of cigarettes (that I traded for on bARTersauce) and cheap craft paint. It is awesome and disgusting. It makes people feel like they have smoked 40 cigarettes at once when they look at it. A good friend of mine recently saw it for the first time and said, "Gross, I hate it."

Vampire Captain Bobblehead

Original Owner: 
scary-art1973
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead
bARTer Sauce Item: Captain Vampire Bobblehead

Nik's story submitted with the Vampire Captain Bobblehead trade offer: 

Two months ago my grandmother passed away. She was a hoarder of everything porceilain. For months I've been moving little Hummel statues, charming figurines, foofy tea pots, victorian dishes from one side of the house to the other. There were millions of them.

"Outside Looking Inside Looking Out" Yoni Art Quilt

Original Owner: 
DebZ
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Yoni, An Item in bARTer Sauce

Debra's Story Submitted with Yoni Art Quilt:

Back in 2007 there was a "yoni" quilt challenge that I decided to enter through the Quiltart listserve. The resulting piece (9.5" x 11") is abstractly realistic such that you know pretty readily what it is.

There are not very many venues that looking to display yonis. Sad, but true,......so the poor thing has been languishing ever since. No yoni should languish. She needs to get out into the world and see things,....be with other people.

Ms. Thang a.k.a. Lizard Face

Original Owner: 
schnarfle
Ms. Thang a.k.a. Lizard Face, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ms. Thang a.k.a. Lizard Face, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ms. Thang a.k.a. Lizard Face, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ms. Thang a.k.a. Lizard Face, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ms. Thang a.k.a. Lizard Face, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Ms. Thang a.k.a. Lizard Face, An Item in bARTer Sauce

Read the story Glenda submitted with Ms. Thang, a.k.a. Lizard Face:

Dancing Figures Painting

Original Owner: 
original
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce
Dancing Figures Painting, An Item In bARTer Sauce

Marry's Story that came with Dancing Figures Painting

I have a little cousin. She and I are almost the same age, but our lives are completely different. It wasn't always like that.

We used to go to the same school together. Than one day something horrible happened to her: she got into a car accident. The doctors in the hospital said they doubted if she'd ever wake up again from the coma they had to put her in after all the physical trauma. She survived, though be it barely...

House Hat

Original Owner: 
JessamynSpecimen
House Hat by Jessamyn, An Item in bARTer Sauce
House Hat by Jessamyn, An Item in bARTer Sauce
House Hat by Jessamyn, An Item in bARTer Sauce
House Hat by Jessamyn, An Item in bARTer Sauce
House Hat by Jessamyn, An Item in bARTer Sauce
House Hat by Jessamyn, An Item in bARTer Sauce

Jessamyn likes to submit her stories in the form of comic book pages.

Here's one that she swears is true.

Etienne, The Bombshell Sock Creature

Original Owner: 
sokitume
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce
Bombshell, a Sock Creature - An Item in bARTer Sauce

Etienne is a bit of a rebel on the outside but inside, he is just as warm and fuzzy as the rest of us.

Etienne has a reputation for being explosive but that is only when he doesn't get his own way. He is approximately 2 feet long from head to toe.

There are sparse hairs on the head and under the arms. This is an important detail. He is proud of his hair growth.

So, how he came to be...

Paint By Number Ship Painting

Original Owner: 
Kevin
Paint By Number Ship Painting, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Paint By Number Ship Painting, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Paint By Number Ship Painting, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Paint By Number Ship Painting, An Item in bARTer Sauce
Paint By Number Ship Painting, An Item in bARTer Sauce

Kevin's Story about Paint By Number Ship Painting: 

“Paint by number?”  by Kevin McClintic – February 2011

This is my second trade with Rosalie at bARTer Sauce.  This time, I traded a beautiful, old oil painting depicting a large sailing ship battling huge waves during a storm.