Strange it is sometimes how we meet the coolest people...
... last spring or early summer a lady from the neighborhood found my wandering dog down the alley and returned him, introducing herself as Barb.
Not long after, her and Oscar, her partner, bought this huge and ancient brick house a few doors down and began renovations. I spoke to them a little in passing, and even toured the old house once.
Since then I've watched the improvements they've made. Maybe a couple of months ago, they started hanging the signs you see in the first pic, usually on Sundays. I've been meaning to go down to see just what all they have for sale, and today (Sunday April 15) finally made it to visit.
Photos by me with permission of Barb McCreery and Oscar Golden (for doing the blog too), owners of MUDLARK GALLERY on Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas- now open 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday, with art openings 5 to 9 the second Friday of each month. No web presence at this time (anyone want to build them a site?).
Three above, samplings of Barb's work.
The skeleton people are inspired by 'Día de los Muertos'
or All Saints Day, or, Day of the Dead
The framed sign tells of the making of the Carthage Marble statue above.
It's a little hard to see, for me at least, so here's what it says . . .
BY SCULPTOR AND GALLERY OWNER
THIS IS NOT CAST CONCRETE
IT IS NOT CAST STONE
IT IS HAND CARVED CARTHAGE MARBLE
APPROXIMATELY 250 HOURS
AMOUNT OF STONE DUST INHALED
APPROXIMATELY 2 POUNDS
NOT AVAILABLE AT YOUR
LOCAL WALMART OR GARDEN CENTER
(above) on consignment, the work of KC resident
Susie Cohen who gathers the pieces for these beautiful mobiles
in her travels to the Pacific Northwest and Mexico
Yeah Yeah it's sideways... on purpose ok! I call it gear head girl
crack baby.. note the crusty eye-- clear nail polish
Doctor Gonzo's original typewriter from childhood?
Me with the camera, Oscar to my left.
Barb opted out of the pictures..
This, my new/old McCoy pottery mini-stove.
Made in America dammit!
All items above (excepting the last) are for sale, but Oscars' "crack baby" is MINE... next week!