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Crazy Neighbor Candleholder

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Crazy neighbor candle holder

Jaden's Story about the Candleholder from a Crazy Neighbor

I got this randomly from my crazy neighbor that used to live upstairs. One day while checking the mail I noticed a red trail, of what hopefully was juice or something leading to her door. Later my boyfriend and got the scoop. She had gotten wasted (again) and somehow her head ended up through her television. This of course was her own fault, though she claimed to have been pushed through the T.V.

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)

Mask and Extras

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Story of the Mask Part I
Story of the Mask Part II
Story of the Mark Part III
Jessamyn's Mask
Jessamyn's Mask
Jessamyn's Mask
Jessamyn's Mask
Jessamyn's Mask post remix by Nik

Jessamyn's Story that came with the Mask:

[This is the first time a Sauce trader has told me a story in comic form...or any form other than just words. I applaud you Jessamyn. You are the most creative and possibly weirdest Sauce trader to date (okay, definitely not weirdest hoooo-boy).  The story is the first three images above.]

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.

Brain Scan

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Brain Scan

Jessamyn's Story that Accompanied the Brain Scan:

When I was a kid, I would get these weird symptoms wherein I would remember a dream I'd had, my skin would go tingly and my vision would go all sparkly. Afterwords, I would feel sick and have a headache. I went to several doctors who were very confused. I never found out what it was and it went away on its own eventually, but I did get some sweet brain pictures out of it!

Hand of Doom!

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Hand of Doom!

Stacy's Story that Accompanied the Hand of Doom!:

In keeping with the Halloween theme....
(True Story!)

When I was in college, I belonged to an outdoor club. Some of the members lived in a house together - a huge place, built in the early 1900s if not earlier. Most of them were a couple years ahead of me, and after they'd all graduated, I asked about renting it.

Tara Trades Me Twisted Tree Tee for Two Headed Boy Painting

Tara and Rosalie makin' a bARTer Sauce trade

Tara and I often share a space at crafty events and the like so that she can sell shirts to everyone who walks by and Doug and I can sit there, surrounded by Shower Arts and be really supportive of her.

She designs fantastic shirts and screenprints them in her basement in her jammies.

Emmett Trades Me Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Lamp for Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume

Emmett and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade
Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Bear Lamp
Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Bear Lamp

Emmett came over to our studio during the First Thursday Art Walk on my birthday to trade me this awesome Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Bear Lamp.

I gave him a Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume that Brit made in honor of some small paper bag puppets that Emmett traded her about a year ago while they both competed in the Live bARTer Sauce trade made onstage at The People's Republic of Komedy Laffhole show. I didn't trade with either of them. But they did trade with each other.

Jen Trades Me Hairy Lady for PigFace

Jen and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade
Jen and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade
Jen and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade

Okay, first, I must say that I will never, ever, ever, in a million years be able to pronounce Jen's last name.

Never. It just won't happen. You could write it down phonetically and the closest I would get is Snufalupagus. And that's totally not right because her last name starts with 'M'. And it's a long one. She started saying it to me on Wednesday when we did our trade and I think she's just finishing up saying it now.

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