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« on: April 11, 2017 05:36:46 AM »


This was sent to audio for the Assemblage Swap, here is the link...
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I did quite a bit of stalking and discovered she liked lime green, skulls, and odd (I do mean odd) things. I was very excited about these prospects before I even went shopping for my supplies.

The only thing I purchased first-hand was the skull. All else was random things i had or found in various junk and thrift stores. I have never had so much fun shopping, looking for just the right bit to add.

It began with just the hockey skate and I added wheels (casters from an old bureau) because a skate will not stand on its own. The thing does roll along nicely if ya want it to..... I added a kickstand, removable, at the last minute.

I wish to thank the daughters of LadybugsAndBumblebees for sharing some of their beach finds with me last summer. I was so happy to have real crab arms to put here.


I put in that funny sign, hidden on the bottom, taken from one of the packages I found of tiny doll parts.

It was quite the decision as to when, if and  how to add cutsie to an otherwise darkish piece.




I often worked on it in the safest way I knew how, upsidedown, on an electric can opener.

There were so many things sticking out in all directions, and delicately I might add, that I panicked for a bit as to how to get this thing safely from VT to OH!!
I am not much of an engineer, much more of an artsy fartsy gal, but I DID understand that columns hold weight really well, so I used gift wrap tubes for a support system while shipping. And gorilla tape, lots of that!




It was sooo hard to let my old TV bulbs go, I have been collecting for years, but I said to myself, "didn't your mother teach you to share?"

This project was such a blast.


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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017 01:03:28 PM »

So delightfully, fantastically weird!  Is the kickstand made from an absinthe spoon?
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017 02:19:40 PM »

Amazing assemblage piece and a bit H.R. Giger-esque in appearance.  My favorite elements are the TV tubes and real crab arms.

Can you imagine the looks on the postal workers faces if, for some reason, they had to open and inspect your package en route?  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017 11:58:31 PM »

Awesome! That is a very weird pice indeed!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017 07:38:12 AM »

Wow! So many awesome bits
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017 02:30:08 PM »

It is like an I Spy piece! A very unique and delightfully quirky one! Love the "drivers" in the eye sockets.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017 07:30:45 AM »

You could never take enough pictures of that amazing thing, there is SO much detail, it's incredible!
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wow!  (spoken out loud)  the whole piece is fantastic!  a great balance but how was it easier to work with it upside down? 
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017 08:26:36 AM »

This is so frantically awesome!
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