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Theresa trades me tiny wedding pictures for Ceramic Sculpture made by a man with one hand

Theresa loves the sculpture she got through bARTer Sauce
Theresa hugging sculpture

Theresa heard about bARTer Sauce after reading an article I wrote on Etsy's blog. She told me a sad, sad story about getting a bunch of views on a painting she made but then not selling it -- and not getting any "hearts" on it (that's what you call it when you add something to your favorites on Etsy).

Juli Trades Me Tin Can Lid Necklace for Last Supper Sculpture

Juli playing peek a boo with the Last Supper Statue
Juli and the Last Supper Statue

Juli makes stuff.

You can check out her stuff on her Artfire shop and keep up with her travels on her blog, JulisJewels.

Will Trades Me Bodice Ripper, Blow Up Scream and Figure Drawing Book for Undead Mosaic Clown Painting and Super Bright Kisses

Will and a Baby for some Reason

Will is one of my favorite trader-persons.

He writes the best stories and sends in really good stuff. He's fer sure in the top three.

And here are Will's very patient answers to my "interview" questions.

Enjoy.

How do you feel about sushi?
I love it more than I love most people. I would eat it any time any day as long as it was from a decent place. I'm pretty picky about the quality of my sushi.

If you were dared, would you eat a live bug?

Jessamyn Trades Me The Box of Regrets for Two-Faced Jane

Jessamyn and the doll
Jessamyn and the doll

Jessamyn has been subjected - as are most bARTer Sauce traders these days - to my "interview" questions.

I ask the questions no one cares about and force people to send me "answers."

Question: How come there aren't more regrets in your box? Have you lived a regret-free lifestyle? Or are you just selective about which you'll share on the internet?

Answer: I am not sure of the regret-capacity of the box, so I don't want to fill it up for future users.

Sean Trades Me Empire Man and Faceless Wedding Couple for Hairy Lady and PillowMan

Sean, in the bathroom

Sean has done so many trades with bARTer Sauce that I was on the verge of considering him a real friend even though we have never met in person.

He ruined it all by taking my "interview questions" very literally. Bastard.

Temple had a really different take on them. Now that's how you answer my "interview questions." Seriously. Sean is a bastard. Email him at theovenhelp (at) gmail.com. Tell him.

My "Interview Questions":

Temple Trades Me Stuffed Dooky Kiss for Tiny Head

Temple and a stuffed kiss
Temple's Extras
Temple's Extras

Temple was subjected to my "interview" questions...which are..well, of a rather even odder nature than normal.

She was kind enough to play along:

Q: What did the monkey say to the fork?
A: EeeeeooooOOOOoahahahAHHAH AH AH AH!

Q: Why?
A: Monkeys don't need forks.

Q: How come the fork can talk?
A: It is actually a tuning fork and only says one thing, "OM!"

Stacy Trades Me "Hand of Doom" and "Brickman" for Punk'd Up Nuns

Stacy and Rosalie making a Sauce Trade
Stacy's sculpture
Stacy's art

Stacy has been through a few bARTer Sauce trades so I'm sure she wasn't surprised when I demanded that she answer my "interview" questions on top of sending me stories for each of her items and traveling to deliver said items to me.

You've really got to work to trade with The Sauce. You've really got to want it.

Q: What is your middle name?
A: Christine.

Q: When you think about calamari, what do you think?
A: YUM! (and garlic butter)

Jessamyn Trades me her Brain Scan and Fancy Mask (and accoutrements) for Drag Queen Clown and Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Bear Lamp

Jessamyn and some horns.
Rosalie and Jessamyn doing a bARTer Sauce trade

As per usual, I have subjected Jessamyn to my own brand of "interview" questions.

This tradition began long ago when I used to pressure myself to come up with an engaging and funny story of my own to go along with each trade. Well, after about a million or so trades, it seems I have run out of stories, so now, I make my Sauce traders work extra hard by telling me a story AND answering my lame "interview questions." Personally, I think this solution is genius. Plus, I'm lazy.

Nik Trades me Drag Queen Clown for Picture of Amber

Crazy Nik Face
Amber Alert By Nicolas Caesar

Nik trades with me a couple of times a month at least so I'm not quite sure how many "interview" questions he has had to endure but I do know that I now have a lot of trouble coming up with good ones.

For this trade I made Nik think of five questions and answer them. I know, I'm surprised he even talks to me anymore.

Q. What are you working on now?

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