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Wedding!

Wedding!

Wedding!, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. With drumming groundhogs, a mouse, hubby and wife atop a two-story Art Shanty, with minister and photographer. Oh, and in the middle of a frozen lake!

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Shanty of Misfit Toys

Shanty of Misfit Toys

Shanty of Misfit Toys, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. Stuffed animals as insulation!!! 

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Office Shanty

Office Shanty

Office Shanty, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. “Ice cubicle”

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An incredible collection in Garnett, Kansas

An incredible collection in Garnett, Kansas

cugno_logan045, originally uploaded by queenodesign. Today was the day we have been waiting for! Not only to go see the amazing folk art (and contemporary) collection of “The Roberts” (Robert Cugno and Robert Logan)…but the weather was gorgeous. Out of the deep freeze and a…

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A Little Bit of Heaven…in Davenport, Iowa

A Little Bit of Heaven…in Davenport, Iowa

(Photo at the entrance of the now dismantled garden) A Little Bit of Heaven—Bartlett Joshua “B.J.” Palmer  1881-1964   Folk art environment and rock garden Davenport, Iowa  |   dismantled in 1981, traces remain While running the risk of sounding like a broken record –…

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Ralph Lanning, a force to be reckoned with

Ralph Lanning, a force to be reckoned with

“When I was 80, I had enough work to do for the next 10 years.  Now at 90, I have work lined up for 10 more years.  I don’t think God is going to take me before I finish.  I have work to do.”   Ralph Lanning, Republic,…

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New art in the house! Virgil Myers Ark finds a new Mt. Ararat

New art in the house! Virgil Myers Ark finds a new Mt. Ararat

Even though the Slotin auction is going on today, and I promised myself to stay away from the flame, art still found me. Susan, Tina, and Nancy, (last names omitted to protect the innocent) members of the folk art group “The Art Tarts”, came by…

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M.T. Liggett's knee surgery

M.T. Liggett's knee surgery

Just talked with MT, and his is doing fine after his double kneereplacement surgery last week. There was a bit of concern surroundingwhether or not to have them done at all, considering his heart health.But he came through with flying colors… He is in the…

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Ice Storm Aftermath at MT Liggett's

Ice Storm Aftermath at MT Liggett's

M.T. Liggett  |  1930-  |  Mullinville, KS Metal sculpture environment  |  Created 1989-present That ice storm that hit southern Missouri was part of a wave of storms that moved through the Midwest for a week.  Although I wasn’t in Mullinville at the time, my dear…

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David Kontra — Blind Painter

David Kontra — Blind Painter

David Kontra  |  1956-  |  Norwood, MO Paintings and music   I have heard a lot about David Kontra, the blind painter near Springfield, MO and drove a very foggy back roads route, replete with Amish horse and buggies moving surreally in and out of…

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