Tuesday, October 20, 2009

House of love...



I recently went on a wonderful scavenger hunt at the local salvage warehouse with some fellow artists...I am already planning a return trip -OMG - what fun!!! Like an indoor yard sale of discarded house parts!!!. Among my finds were the escutcheons and keyholes that now adorn this piece of fence post...the fence post itself was saved from a previous junque outing...I just knew that I'd find a use for it one of these days.

I also brought back some larger pieces - shutters & window screens, perfectly distressed with age, which will find their way into some future projects. I love old things -- well some old things. Actually some things are not so good old. For instance: computers, underwear, milk, Danny Bonaduce, water pipes and teeth all come to mind.

So it's probably safe to say that you won't find any old underwear (or teeth) in my mixed media pieces. Or Danny Bonaduce (or old teeth) in my underwear. I just thought you should know.

4 comments:

LizNess said...

You are cracking me up (and, I needed that!). Thanks for your wonderful (funny) post...sans DB (and his old teeth in your underwear, heh-heh)!

ArtPropelled said...

Haa haa... You are a hoot Kerri! I often think what fun it would be to spend an evening out with you and your sisters .....good food, red wine and lots of laughter. (I think I'm repeating myself)
I do love the piece you've made with acceptable old things. Very glad there are no teeth involved!

Marilyn Rock said...

Great post Kerri; made me smile and laugh about the unsuitable old stuff - hahahahaha Although - when my old computer died, I hammered and smashed the ole' hard drive into bits and pieces and got some interesting things out of it. The salvage shop is amazing and I love this piece you did using some of your finds there! You're so creative but I knew that :) Love ya - Marilyn

julie king said...

i'm relieved to know that. smile! the composition of this piece really grabs my eye. i so want to do the salvage warehouse. i hope we have one nearby!!