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Topic: my million-dollar idea: yer-face-here frames *pic obese!*  (Read 7571 times)
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« on: February 03, 2008 07:38:47 PM »

so my boyfriend and I have a little running joke that's kind of sad & motivating at the same time. He's a bartender & I'm a tattoo artist, but we hate working for other people so we're both on our "race to a million dollars", if he becomes a successful musician, or I a successful painter, then the other one doesn't have to work & we can do our own thing.

hoop dreams obviously, but it's nice to think about
I'd love to sell this kitschy little idea to knock-knock.biz or something, they're always a big hit at craft shows.

so here they are *DUN-DUN-DUN* Yer-Mug-Here photo frames!!

starring YOU as the virgin mary:

the voluptuous vamp in Man's Ruin:

a cute widdle bunny fufu (based on a great Tara McPherson print *my hero*):

here's some action pics at Indie Valentine:
she's a reproduction of original Sailor Jerry flash art

here's a happy customer buying her buddha!

I made a geisha that one of my fellow rollergirls bought before I could take a pic
(it's extra great cuz I was going to name the art "Shanghai Lily" after my team-mate, who ended up buying her! crazy...)
I'm getting better about this whole archiving deal...

more images to come:
koi fish based on this half-sleeve I've started on Mr Josh:

american gothic
circus freak posters
more geishas & japanese prints
more off my favorite rock posters

all of my frames are rescued from thrift stores & cleaned up/painted, I use as much upcycled (I love that word) materials as I can, waste not want not!
let me know what you think!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 07:40:50 PM »

ingenious!  i'd buy one of these in a heartbeat. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 07:58:11 PM »

Great idea!  I love the Tim Meadows (Ladies Man) face in the Virgin Mary frame.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 07:59:13 PM »

Brilliant!  One of the more clever upcycled items I've seen.  I love that word, too!

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008 08:10:16 PM »

The Virgin Mary one really sent me over the edge, along with the Buddha one. Completely hilarious! Immaculate conception for the win.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008 08:13:37 PM »

Simply marvellous! I love the Man's Ruin one (though I WAS wondering who's face that was in the Mary Wink )

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008 08:17:21 PM »

hilarious! these are a great idea & i really like your style!

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008 08:39:18 PM »

Excellent!  The Virgin Mary one is my favorite!!!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2008 09:08:06 PM »

thanks so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it!

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008 10:43:29 PM »

I love you art work, so much I just bought mans ruin...
& Mr. Josh's half-sleeve looks AbFab!
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