Friday, September 03, 2010

Freaky Friday!

Okay, first off, if you don't want to see, like, bones and stuff, you should probably skip this one, okay?

Okay.

This is a box that used to contain Christmas cards:





In case you can't read my chicken scratch, the note on the box says "Do not shake - skeleton inside".

When you come to my place, there is stuff like that just lying around all over. Which is probably why nobody ever comes to visit.

Here is what's inside the box:






That's why I was asking you guys about where birds like to be. I found that skeleton in the parking lot at work, at the base of the stairs. And it was really weird, because usually there's an intermediate stage before something gets skeletal. I mean, first it's like a dead bird with feathers and guts and stuff, then it starts to decompose and the bugs are eating it, and then, eventually, it reaches skeleton stage. But this thing just appeared one day as a full-fledged skeleton, with no in-between.

Well! Of course I had to pry it off the blacktop, poor thing. And now I'm going to incorporate it into some kind of art-thingie. I was just going to mount it on some cloud fabric with some leaves around it so it could be like it was in a tree (per your suggestions), but then I had to go and start thinking about the whole thing, and now I'm bogged down in, "what would be the perfect way to display these bones?", which means I've basically screwed the pooch, idea-wise, and the project may never get done if I don't just choose a direction and GO. Oh, and I tend to anthropomorphize the shit out of everything, which doesn't make working with bones and stuff any easier, I'll tell ya that right now.

Phew!

You just got a little glimpse into my brain, there. Scary, isn't it?

10 comments:

Rob said...

Did anybody SEE you when you were picking up this mess off the pavement?? Oh, and if you want more people to come over, make it known that you only serve high class snacks, like Hi-C and Planters Cheez Balls.

rockygrace said...

Ha, Rob, one of my co-workers was all, "You might want to wash your hands after touching that". Which was kind of funny, since this is a guy who, as far as I know, in the four years he's been working here has never ONCE washed his hands after using the bathroom. Yeeaaaah.

Heather said...

Okey dokey...Yeah I'm pretty scared!! LOL!

That is just weird how it just appeared like that.
I once had a turtle skeleton, hubby thought I was crazy.

Exador said...

No lucky young man has snapped you up? Impossible!

Badass Nature Girl said...

I have a bobcat skull and a steer head skull and some taxidermied animals...and this made me skip a beat.

Maybe only because the vicinity it showed up in, etc and my way of thinking made me instantly think of black magick.

But hey dude, as long it ain't talkin' to you from beyond, it's all cool.

Anonymous said...

Came across this article after reading your post and thought you might find it interesting/inspiring. Scroll down for a picture of Kelly with a birdcage....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1309249/Keeping-Kelly-She-slimmest-Osbourne-all.html

Bridgett said...

Hmm...that's going to be a bitch to mount. Fine screen and some really narrow gauge ivory wrapped wire? Or is this something that might go in a glass-topped table so that it can be displayed flat?

rockygrace said...

Bridgett, I'm not sure WHAT to do with it at this point. I don't think the bones are strong enough to withstand wiring*, so I'm thinking of gluing it to a background.


*not to mention the huge botch-job I'd probably make of it.

Bridgett said...

Of course, you could do press it into a piece of clay and have your very own DIY fossil...

rockygrace said...

Bridgett, that's an awesome idea!