Monday, February 28, 2011

LookingBack Pt.2 - Squirrels!!!!

Squirrels we have known and loved in the last year....whether it's a fatso holding onto his acorn for dear life while a pigeon looks on,  or the companionship between co-mingling squirrel types,  I have loved every single squirrel that has come through Obscura's doors.  I love them so much that I'm planning a fair isle vest with squirrels rampant as the key element! My only regret is that I don't have photos of every single mount we have had, I lament that I was lax in catching them all on camera, but enjoy these few.

Heartbreak Alert: All of these squirrels have found happy homes, but I believe Mike and Evan has just brought three new ones in.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Looking Back at Looking

My goal is to document the ongoing, everchanging visual vignettes that are created at Obscura Antiques and Oddities.

That said,  I first feel the need to look back at the year that just was, 2010.  Offering up from our archives looks you could have seen if you had able to make it into the shop.  To save you from heartbreak let me first mention that the vast majority of what you are about to see has already been sold, at the end of the post I will annotate the few objects still available.

I think that it is appropriate for the first entry to be about the act of looking.  Whether it is an image of the eye itself , or the juxtaposition of competing gazes, lots of thinking and looking seems to go on between the objects at Obscura.

Have a look.

as promised, the few items still available are:   wooden cut-out of the chef,  coyote,  baby-head mask,  old lady-head mask, drunk monk hand puppet, crying white statue, and the mesh Oddfellow's mask with the bushy eyebrows

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hello from the Shopgirl

Welcome to the Photo Diary of the official, perpetual, "Employee of the Month"of Obscura Antiques and Oddities.