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Sequin Horse

Original Owner: 
Art Car
Carnival horse made of sequins on black velvet
Carnival horse made of sequins on black velvet
trompe L'oeil 7' pantry doors by Kelly Lyles

Kelly's Story about the Carnival Horse:

The tasteful Carnival horse was left in a Ballard FREE bin by friends of mine that were moving, & have a 'bad art' collection (no, none of mine). Since my yard is filled with large, plastic, pseudo-carnival horses, I thought he needed rescuing.

Wedding of the No-Face Couple

Original Owner: 
Learys
Random Wedding pictures of the No Face Couple
Random Wedding pictures of the No Face Couple

Sean's Story About Wedding of the No-Face Couple:

So I came upon this magic gem hidden in the photo studio of my school in a box of items going to the dumpster. So I snatched it in just the nick of time and saved it from damnation. I now offer it up in exchange for the hairy lady. This couple is an ongoing mystery to me and soon to you!

Who are they?

Why are they hiding?

Do they indeed have no faces?

Two Red Screamers

Original Owner: 
Rekoj
Red Screamer

Sara felt overwhelmed at the prospect of telling me a story so I made her answer these interview questions instead.

Basically, I tricked her because now she has to tell me a bunch of little stories. Sucker! (whispers...give me that damn skirt)

Q. You live in a cool building. Wanna tell me a little about it?

Drinkey Clown

Original Owner: 
scary-art1973
Drinkey Clown

Nicolas' story submitted with "Drinkey Clown" (bARTer Sauce's title...not Nicolas'....if that is his real name):

When I lived in Oakland California I found a Billy Dee Williams Colt 45 cardboard standee outside my neighborhood liquor store in the trash. "Score!" I thought and I raced to gaffle this treasure of treasures. Halfway home I realized by the smell that the homeless had been using it for a toilet and so I left it in an open convertible. I had hoped the owner - upon returning to his car - thought Billy Dee spontaneously visited him and wanted to be his Return of the Jedi co-pilot... but he/she probably thought it was an ex trying to get back at them.

Abandoned Artist's Sketch Book

Original Owner: 
timv
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book
Abandoned Artist Sketch Book

Tim traded me this at the First Thursday Art Walk on 12/6.

Here is his story:

"The sketch book was made by a guy named DB -- one of my former neighbors in the Prudential Building here in Pioneer Square. When he moved out he threw out quite a bit of stuff including 3 sketch books. I took one of them apart and hung them as a border along my ceiling. I took another one apart and hung them on a wall and gave them away during artwalk. Thanks so much for trading the 3rd one for the ceramic chip bowl."

Credit Card Costume

Giant Credit Card Relaxing On A Sofa With A Woman
Giant Credit Card Making What Might Be Financial Based Gang Signs
Giant Credit Card Ready To Fight You And Your Bad Credit

An anonymous donor (who purportedly found this credit card costume somewhere) showed up at Laffhole on 10/10/07.

I can't even tell you their story because it's so top secret and confidential.

OOooooooohhhhhhhhh....

Intrigue.

It's perfect for Halloween.

Oh, and the credit card is expired.

HA!

Horrible Thing Jim Found in the Wall of a House that was being Remodeled

Original Owner: 
kuato
Painting Found In A Wall
Man With Paiting He Found In A Wall

Apparently, as Jim tells it, some friends of his were re-modeling a house and when they tore out a wall they found this painting inside.

It was probably trapped in that wall for a reason and now they have let out some horrible spirit.

Well, Jim's dad has a truck...so basically, in the eyes of someone who has to move something...something heavy...Jim has a truck.

These friends called Jim and asked him to take this painting to the dump. He didn't. He traded it to me.

Naval Officer Hats

Naval Officer Hat

Martine's story that came with the Naval Officer Hats:

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