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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.

4 Stickers with Original Artwork

Original Owner: 
ryanp
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item
Stickers by Ryan, a bARTer Sauce Item

Ryan's Story Submitted with The Stickers:

I was raised by a saintly woman of medium build, and a brazen father of short stature. The latter a vietnam war veteran, evangelical christian and closeted homosexual. When I was a child I used wear dresses and play "house". As I grew older I realized that this was not a societal norm. At age sixteen I ran away from home and haven't been back since.

Ryan Trades Me 4 Stickers with Original Artwork for Pickled Eyeball Candle

Ryan, bARTer Sauce trader
Ryan, bARTer Sauce trader
Ryan, bARTer Sauce trader

This is the email Ryan sent me the morning after First Thursday

I always like to find out what happens to trades after they leave my hands and I thought you guys might be curious as well.....

Hey,
I don't remember what you said I was suppose to write to you about. Any-whoo, the eye candle that I received- we burned it after artwalk. Then I left it at my friends house. Just wanted to write you before I forgot.
XO
Ryan

Q: Where did you get the glasses you were wearing at First Thursday?

Jennifer Trades Me Doll Heads (with spines) and Arms for Rubber Bat Bat

A cat in a box wearing a rubber bat, bARTer Sauce
A cat wearing a rubber bat, bARTer Sauce
A cat wearing a rubber bat, bARTer Sauce
A cat in a box wearing a rubber bat, bARTer Sauce
A cat in a box wearing a rubber bat, bARTer Sauce
A cat in a box wearing a rubber bat, bARTer Sauce

Q. How did you hear about The Sauce?
A. I saw the display ad for bARTersauce when I was at the EtsySaver.com website. This ad made me curious. I wasn’t sure if I should eat it, wear it, or play with it. I had to go and find out!

Q. What % of your underwears have you made and what % have you bought?

Doll Heads (with spines) and Arms

Original Owner: 
Jennas Red Rhino
Decapitated Doll Heads with Spines and Arms, bARTer Sauce
Decapitated Doll Heads with Spines and Arms, bARTer Sauce
Decapitated Doll Heads with Spines and Arms, bARTer Sauce
Decapitated Doll Heads with Spines and Arms, bARTer Sauce
Decapitated Doll Heads with Spines and Arms, bARTer Sauce
Decapitated Doll Heads with Spines and Arms, bARTer Sauce

Creepier than skeletons, this lot of 5 Arian style doll heads have blue eyes, blonde hair, long wire "spinal columns" coming out of the necks, and a total of 9 hands.

I received these from a friend as a birthday present. He thought that I should use them to create artistic clothing. The thing is, I don't make artistic clothing. I make creative costumes, functional hats and unnecessary lingerie, but no wearable art that uses blue-eyed doll heads.

Kelly Trades Me Sequin Horse for Totem Pole Trophy

Kelly Lyles

Kelly Lyles is awesome.

She stopped by my old studio on the night before the First Thursday Art Walk to bring by a horse picture made out of stick pin sequins. I showed her the new art studio I'm moving to and told her how disappointed I was that I couldn't afford to paint it metallic gold. She said, "Why don't you just paint it gold and then throw glitter on it?" 

Rebecca Trades Me Faux Fur Painting for Bodice Ripper

Rebecca DeVere

Rebecca and I did this trade at her moving/yard sale.

She was wearing a wig. In fact, everyone she had conned into helping her (including her mom) was wearing a wig.

Slowsalie, Sasquatch, and the Blinky

Original Owner: 
JoJoStiletto
Slowsalie, Sasquatch, and the Blinky

Jessica's Story about "Slowsalie"

Rosalie is very disappointed in me. I broke her heart and now I must pay my penance. In exchange for her "moving on" from this disappointment, I must fulfill three promises. First, I had to write her a letter and mail it. I'm working on the lovely package now (note, I use the word package as a double entendre). Second, I have to have quarterly crafting meetings with her. Third, I have to complete a baRTer Sauce trade.

Full Metal Bra

Original Owner: 
timv
Full Metal Bra
Full Metal Bra

Tim's Story about "Full Metal Bra"

This piece was purchased at a garage sale and was created for a breast cancer fundraiser. Made out of car parts, this one of a kind heavy duty brassie was purchased by someone who had had far too much to drink at the auction and paid waaay too much for it. She was so embarassed about how much she paid for it that she would not even reveal it to us as we purchased it from her for $10.00 at a garage sale.

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