Category Archives: Art

Aruba Is for…. Uh, What Is This, Actually?

Sometimes I will find an item at a client’s house and I will need a moment to consider whether it is truly weird enough to warrant an entry on this blog. Other times, it’s as crystal-clear as the waters of … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Good Luck Doll

I’ve had this doll for a while. A client (I don’t remember who) told me that she (I think it was a she) had been given the doll for good luck a while back. She thought it was Egyptian. She … Continue reading

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The Geekiest Donation Box Ever

I have many clients who are geeks. They self-identify this way. I have been called a geek, too, and that may be true. I do go to science-fiction conventions, and can quote many Monty Python sketches by heart. So it’s … Continue reading

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Because Peeing is Cute, but Penises are NOT

I noticed this little guy when I went to use the bathroom at a client’s house in Jamaica Plain. He’s about two, two and a half inches tall. For scale, note the dog hair surrounding him. (No finger-pointing here; I … Continue reading

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Like a Hallmark Card from on High

This came from a client’s home in Newton. It has pressed flowers in it, and the kind of gold lettering that’s usually reserved for labeling mailboxes. When I first saw it, I thought it meant, “Happy birthday, Jesus!” But then … Continue reading

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Flamencow

This delightful creature turned up in Newton, in a client’s basement. I said, “Hey, I’d like to shoot that for my blog,” and the client said, “I’ll do you one better than that; you can have it.” I protested weakly, … Continue reading

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Unholy Sh*t!

I found this fabulous work of art at a yard sale in my neighborhood. I realize that this was not something that turned up while I was organizing, but it was weird enough that I felt that I needed to … Continue reading

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