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20 Sep, 2007

So here’s the deal.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Found objects

If you’ve been following this blog for awhile you know that I have an ongoing fascination with found objects. My children are now in the habit of picking stuff up off the road/sidewalk/whatever, holding it out to me and asking if this “is this found art.”

We have found some pretty interesting things.

Mark has caught the sickness too and has been known to find some pretty good stuff. Well, he found something really interesting while biking to work the other day. It’s a first for our found art collection.

I was going to post a scan of it here, but changed my mind because some people might find it offensive. That, and it might get someone in trouble.

But at the same time it is TOO GOOD not to share.

I will email the scan if you request it. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like me to email it to you, but be forwarned: it’s not for the squeamish or faint-of-heart. (!)

30 Responses to "So here’s the deal."

1 | Minna Leigh

September 20th, 2007 at 8:48 am


I’m usually just a lurker but I seriously cannot resist the lure. Please send me the scan.

2 | Anne

September 20th, 2007 at 9:03 am


I’m usually a lurker as well, but curiosity got the best of me. Would love to see the scan.


3 | Gliding through Motherhood

September 20th, 2007 at 9:24 am


Seriously? How are we supposed to resist that? I wanna see!

4 | twinmomplusone

September 20th, 2007 at 9:33 am


my curiosity is piqué…can I see please?

5 | Jennie

September 20th, 2007 at 9:33 am


I would love to see it. :)

7 | porter

September 20th, 2007 at 9:41 am


ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You HAVE to let me see it PLEASE!!

8 | zhenia

September 20th, 2007 at 9:49 am


Of COURSE I want to see your new fabulous found art. Please send me an e-mail when you get a chance.

9 | Julie

September 20th, 2007 at 11:10 am


OOOOH! What is it? Can I see? Can I see?

10 | Roz

September 20th, 2007 at 11:13 am


I’m VERY squeemish, but even more curious, so, please send it along…i’ll hold my hands over my eyes and peek through my fingers…

11 | DaniGirl

September 20th, 2007 at 11:29 am


Oh, as if I won’t now be lying awake for DAYS wondering what you’ve got over there. For the love of all things holy (and my instatiable curiousity), send ‘er over!

12 | shortmamaof2

September 20th, 2007 at 11:33 am


Can I please see too? Should I view on an empty stomach??

13 | The Veggie Vixen

September 20th, 2007 at 11:50 am


I’m afraid to ask but I’ve got to know. Send it along.

14 | Marla

September 20th, 2007 at 12:55 pm


AS IF I wouldn’t ask…PLEASE?

15 | Carrie

September 20th, 2007 at 1:23 pm


I’m curious, too!

16 | Bob

September 20th, 2007 at 2:57 pm


I have to know.

17 | Allison

September 20th, 2007 at 6:41 pm


Don’t leave me wondering, please let me see too.

19 | Ginger

September 21st, 2007 at 6:18 am


:) I would like to see too, please! :)

20 | twinmomplusone

September 21st, 2007 at 7:30 am


LOL Andrea! quite the curious bunch in your readers!!

21 | Cyn

September 21st, 2007 at 7:38 am


Hey – I think because of you I was turned on to Found Magazine (from Ann’s blog – the Mother of All Blogs).

22 | megan

September 21st, 2007 at 8:40 am


I want to see it too!

23 | Chantal

September 21st, 2007 at 9:37 am


yes please

24 | Julie

September 21st, 2007 at 12:04 pm


Oh ya, send it on over please! Curiousity never killed this cat (yet).

25 | Tiana

September 21st, 2007 at 1:18 pm


If this is some ploy to get a zillion comments, it sure is working! SEND SEND SEND

26 | Lala

September 22nd, 2007 at 8:01 am


My curiosity is beyond piqued.
lala in NB

27 | Mama V

September 24th, 2007 at 9:14 am


omg…. that’s like saying “you’ll never guess what I heard about… oh nevermind.. I’m not supposed to say anything!”
send… send…send….

28 | Kate

September 24th, 2007 at 3:58 pm


Oh, I am dying to see! Please email it to me… thanks

29 | Hillary

October 4th, 2007 at 8:45 am


Catching up on your blog after qute some time. And yep. I’d love to see! … I think?


30 | Ryan

October 18th, 2007 at 11:30 pm


Oops. Just catching up after a dry spell, but I can’t resist that temptation. Please share! Thanks!

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