Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Barry Crocker ON MY DESK

I picked Barry up at the Op Shop recently for 50c. I love the idea of using old record covers in some way but can't quite get to a tangible idea just yet. I've thought stationary compendiums, gift boxes and of course there's always collage. However Barry's head's so damn big I don't know what to do with him. The other problem is I buy these things thinking I'll do some kind of craft and then they sit around and I fall in love with how kitsch or twee they are, and then I just want to keep them. Any ideas anyone? What would you do if you had Barry On Your Desk?

11 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I wouldn't know what to do with that big head! He is quite hilarious and just nice to look at as he is. How about you stick him on a canvas and collage around him....just for a laugh..... and then put him on the wall in your craft space.

Cass said...

Can't think what to do with him although I got a record at the op shop a while ago that I was going to use to make one of those record bowls but of course haven't gotten around to it yet

BigCat said...

Yes, he is quite lovely to look at isn't he Curly Pops.

I was thinking after I posted this that I might try and make him into a tote bag or something with some of that plastic you can sew stuff with. I think he would be very special to take out and about with me.

CurlyPops said...

That's a fantastic idea! He would be great as a large tote shopping bag.....imagine all the old ladies in the supermarket....they'd be so jealous!

Serena said...

I would cut around his head. Stick it onto a stick. Cut out the eyes, and maybe the mouth. Then you can morph into Barry when ever you need to... (like a mask). It's about normal head size so that should be funny.

Net said...

I can't believe you haven't had any rude jokes about what people would do with Barry on their desk, especially as he's doing his best seductive bedroom eyes! (maybe I just have a problem with old guys with bad hair).

I did once see a fantastic overly decorated Christmas tree at a friends house. The tree was way to big for the room and bent over at the top to fit in, then completely drowned in tinsel. To top it off, it had been scattered with old record covers of various "vintage muse-o's". So maybe you could collect them til xmas and do that!

Sherrin said...

I think I would begin to feel a leetle uneasy!! lol

cut him up! make a note book cover. laminate him and eat yer dinner off him! :P or, as I think someone else mentioned, make a mask.

sorry. I'm not much help. ;o)

Betty Jo said...

I just bought a Barry Manilow record "Manilow Magic" so maybe we can make matching Bazza bookends.Don't tell anyone, but Barry M. is my secret vice..."Oh Mandy,well you came and you gave without taking..." Manilow GOLD!
A very nice shop in Westgarth called "Know your product" is selling journals made from old record covers.

Bec said...

I'm with Serena - I reckon you need to cut around his head and put it on a stick. And then freak out people out at traffic lights when you're in your car. Just pop the stick up at the window and wave at them....for some reason that idea just cracks me up....oh please do something funny with it. And then take a photo. And then blog it. Pleaaassseeee?????!!!!!

BigCat said...

I never would have thought of the mask idea and now I'm thinking I might have to do it. Especially if I get to scare people in traffic or something. We shall see peeps. I still like the tote bag idea.

Betty Jo, I will have to go and check out the notebooks in Westgarth. I have a favourite in my Etsy from the States who makes journals out of album covers.

Maureen said...

I would first of all get that man a haircut. I don't know who he is/was but that's about a leer to me.

I think I'd re-op shop him. Sorry, this is just a foreigner's opinion. ;-)