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Brit Trades me Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet for A Steampunk Box to Put Things In

Brit and Emmett trading with each other -- and not  The Sauce
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume

Brit and I go way back. We used to work together at Intiman Theatre. She designed the bARTer Sauce logo.

We've consumed beers at the same time together. She's the one who got Colin's unfortunate paper mache hedgehog and finally ripped it open to find the surprise inside.

And once, just once, I convinced her to get on stage at a Laffhole show and tell me a story about an item she wanted to trade to bARTer Sauce.

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?

Sara Trades Me "Two Red Screamers" for "Mona Didn't Need Bling"

Sara and Rosalie - the skirt controversy finally over.

Sara showed up at the May First Thursday art walk with a surprise trade for me.

Seeing her brought back all kinds of memories. Let me tell you about the last time I saw Sara:

Kelly trades me "Toylet" for "Parisite"

Kelly and I trade Parisite for Toylet in bARTer Sauce
Kelly and I trade Parisite for Toylet in bARTer Sauce
Kelly and I trade Parisite for Toylet in bARTer Sauce
Kelly and I trade Parisite for Toylet in bARTer Sauce
Kelly's new art car
Doug and Kelly moving the Toylet
bARTer Sauce Trade

Kelly hauled the "Toylet" to the May First Thursday Art Walk.

We've been trying to get together and make the trade all week because she's had it rolling around in her car. It never worked out, so she had to live with a toy-covered toilet rockin' around in the back of her art car. Poor Kelly. She did get to take "Parisite" home, so I think she'll be okay.

Stacy Trades me A Faux-Steam Punk Box for Felted Creatures

Stacy and her evil ladybird prepare their minions for an evening of fighting goo

Stacy came to the May First Thursday Art Walk to trade me her Faux-Steampunk box.

She was trying to make it steampunk and then when she showed it to her (possibly mean) friend, her friend said it couldn't be steampunk.

Whatever!?

Who cares what's steampunk and what isn't steampunk?

Apparently not me.

Tim Trades me Giant Pig Face for Drinky Clown Painting

Pigface! Pigface!

Tim came to the April First Thursday art walk, looked at Nicolas' Drinky Clown Painting, turned around, ran home and came back with a giant painting of Pigface.

It's big.

Really big.

It's the biggest thing I've ever received. It's bigger than the credit card costume. It's bigger than Mrs. Woo. It's the biggest. And it's all Pigface. Every inch.

Patrick Trades me Time Machine Parts and Tiny, Landscape Painted on a Pill for Scary Clown Painting

Close-up of Patrick's 'Dog's Playing Poker' shirt. I'm jealous.
Close-up of Patrick's 'Dog's Playing Poker' shirt. I'm jealous.
Me & Patrick doin' a bARTer Sauce trade

Patrick came by First Thursday with his wife Tina.

Actually, he dropped her off with the Time Machine Parts in front of the studio and she did much of the negotiation ("Are there any guys in here who can carry these Time Machine Parts? They're heavy!") while he circled the block many times looking for parking.

Toylet

Original Owner: 
Art Car
Toylet
Toylet

Kelly's story:

"The TOYLET was spawned by a 'decorate a comode' contest at SEATTLE Second Use, (if you haven't been, you should. It's a very cool shop near the South Seattle dump that has salvaged building supplies - even some antique ones - for more reasonable prices than similar venues). OK, enough with the ad. The point being, I was trying to think of a theme, when I passed a yard sale (I'm always stopping to scrounge stuff for my Artcars).That sale was on it's last day and very picked over but there were giant moving boxes filled with toys marked "FREE." Bingo, a concept is born.

Stacy Trades Me "Fangy Tomato" and "Happy Jestor" for "Credit Card Costume"

Stacy and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade

Stacy was kind enough to find a ride to First Thursday in an automobile large enough to carry away a giant, foam credit card costume.

Thank goodness. oh man, I am not sorry to see that gigantic foamy thing leave my posession.

Go free young credit card. Ride into the night with Stacy and fill up her stupid closets with your credit card-ness!

Staci Trades Me "Mona Didn't Need Bling" Shadow Box for "Wood Face"

Staci and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade

Staci often shows at the OK Hotel during First Thursday so she wanders in to the studio pretty much every month (okay, every month for sure) and we've gotten to know each other a little bit.

She's been teasing me for awhile now saying that she had a trade for me...and she lived up to her word at the March Art Walk. I remember Mona from a shadow box show that the OK Hotel did a few months back. I liked it then. And I like it now.

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