Saturday, June 20, 2009

Flea Market Find #1: The Eye of the Beholder

Designers spend a lot of time staring at things. I mean, staring at them trying to figure out how they came to be the way they are. Thinking about the process of creation. Take this alarming little vase I found at a local flea market this weekend: Someone had to 1) CONCEIVE of this figure, 2) get it out of their mind by DRAWING it, 3) more people became involved as a sculpture and a mold had to be made from it, 4) yet others cast, glazed, fired, painted and gilded it, 5) someone put it in a box and others drove a truck taking it to a store where some nice person had to sell it to another nice person who looked at it for 4o years and finally got tired of it and had their daughter put it up for sale for $1 at the flea market so I could see it, laugh and buy it.

Now isn't that marvellous?


  1. Hi Amy,

    I like your blog and have just started mine. Yours is so beautiful and I think I will have to use you as my blog mentor!

    Have a great Tuesday!
    xx Maryfaith

  2. Is that an ice cream cone in the putti's hand?