Thursday, July 12, 2007

Salve Skaters


Salve Skaters, originally uploaded by catbishop.

So here's the new pieces I've been working on.... I bought the tins at the flea market last weekend not knowing what I would do with them but needing them just the same. The hillbilly man I bought them from warned me "now I gotta tell you there's not alot left in there." So i guess he thought i would use the contents? As if I would ever put some 50 year old salve named "Petro-Carbo Salve" on my skin? I'm not a fancy girl who uses high dollar beauty products but cmon. So the worst part was i had to clean the tins out and the petro- carbo lived up to it's name, it was black and sludgy like thick motor oil and repeled soap and water for too long. I love the colorful graphics on the tins tho so it was worth the sludge. I've started to not attach the pool balls so they can be moved around and "posed." Sometimes i get all into making stuff and knock other stuff over on this table my dogs always sleep under while I work. Today this has resulted in two bakelite poolballs rolling off and hitting a dog. That'll learn em...

3 comments:

Steph said...

These people just get better and better. I love these two!

catbishop said...

Thanks so much Steph. My Dad used to tell me that so it was a really special comment to get.

cat

Bek said...

Awesome! I love these guys! By the way Watkin's Petro-Carbo Salve is still around! My dad swears buy it for everything...It's like his version of Windex as a cure-all.