Saturday, February 28, 2009

All Antiquey-Like

When you last saw this gentleman, he was nearing completion but still needed a few finishing touches here and there...

"The 8-Legged Man" acrylic and antique newspaper on hardboard, 11x14"

He's finished now! Framed up and ready to roll (err--I mean, swim). I think my favorite part in this piece is actually a barely-visible snippet from the antique 30s newspaper in the background:It's hard to make out here, but it reads: "Yes, Whale Eats Sea Serpent". I crack up every time I glance at it.

I also slipped through an antique store this week for the first time in quite a while. It felt good. For a couple dollars I picked up some fab 1950s/60s colorful Italian buttons (the aqua ones are my faves):And then on the way to purchase said buttons, I spied this amazing vintage lucite crabby paperweight hidden on a shelf:
Needless to say, he came home with me as well (for only 5 bucks). I don't think the lady who rang me up understood the sheer awesomeness of this piece, but goodness, how can anyone object to little crabs suspended in plastic? Not I.


Rachel said...

show starts TODAY! how exciting! ;)

the crabbies... are those real? I don't know how i feel about *real* crabbies suspended in the buttons, though. :)

Eggman Studios said...

Yup--real crabbies. Thus the cool part. The perfect addition to my own strange Wunderkammer. I wish you were there to see the antique store lady's face when I purchased this. Priceless. :)

sMacThoughts said...

Hahaha (your above comment)
And may I say that painting is just stunning!

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you so much, my dear! :)