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THAT TIME I FOUND MY SPIN ART SOUL MATE {AKA THE COOLEST STORY EVER}

February 5, 2023

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spin art copy

Remember that time I told you I was bringing Spin Art back in style and you thought I was joking?

Which is odd because I joke about nothing.

Well, lookie here I am a woman who keeps her word.

If you're a child of the 80's don't tell me you didn't love yourself some Spin Art.

No, really. DON'T TELL ME YOU DIDN'T LOVE

ONLY THE COOLEST AND GROOVIEST ART TOY EVAAAAAA .

I mean c'mom....one-of-a-kind art with every spin. Life doesn't get much better than that folks.

Story time kiddos.

But before I jump into this let me just say that this post is wayyyyyyy

overdue but my.....ahem "photogapher" always seem to be MIA 

{aka golfing} so this will explain the awkard self-portraits of myself.

Which reminds me do you ever look at yourself in pictures & get caught up on the fact that you look like something? Like perhaps an animal? Like perhaps a small marine fish? Like perhaps a mythical creature with a horse's head and a fish tail? *cough* seahorse *cough*

Oh wait. I forgot it's story time.

Let me just say sometimes I am amazed at the way the internet brings people together.

Back in early spring I had expressed my love as a child for spin art.

I declared that I was going to revive the ol' puffy shirt trend.

Perhaps for casual Fridays.

A few months later you'll never guess what happen?

No, Ryan Gosling didn't call me.

Even better. I found my Spin Art soul mate.

Meet Helen.

Spin Art soul mate

That's right she just happen to stumble upon my post

AND she just happens to own a gigantic spin art machine!!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely LOVE the story behind how Helen came to be an owner of this obese paint machine.

 I'll let her share it in her own words

{I pieced together a few of our email exchanges so you get the full story

minus my over-exuberant responses}

I noticed you mentioned something about spin art T-shirts and bringing them back! Well you have no idea how excited I was that someone else FINALLY shared my enthusiasm for one of the best things to come out of the 80's. All I have to say is BEST birthday EVER was at Flying Colors a shop in my neighborhood growing up. I loved them so much that 5 years ago I went on a mission to find the gigantic space bubble machine, and I did!

 I thought it would be fun to start a little party business in L.A.

I was a nanny in Hollywood and went to insane birthday parties where people spent unbelievable amounts of money.

I found the Spin Art machine after about a month of searching on Craig's List. An artist in Las Vegas

was selling it, he bought it from a thrift shop in Utah. My husband(boyfriend at the time) promised if I found one, he would go get it.

I don't think he really understood how big and heavy it was.

So him and his friend borrowed a pick-up truck and went to Vegas, about an hour into their trip the radio broke! Good times!

Long story short I got married and had a kid and sadly never had time for the business, but we love that machine and our friends always have a blast with it!

It's become part of the family.

This fall we are moving back to Chicago and the machine is coming back with us!

I will start selling spin art wrapping paper on Etsy too!

  I'd love to send you one!

giant spin art bubble machine

Seriously, if driving to Vegas from Utah to

drag back a giant spin art bubble machine isn't love then I don't know what is!

Helen, that hubz of yours is a keeper in my book!

Is that not the coolest story ever?

I can't believe she managed to track down thee EXACT machine from her childhood days!

Spin art shirt

I absolutey adore my spin art shirt that Helen sent me!

Big, wet grandma smooches to you Helen.

And as if taking pictures of yourself isn't awkard enough here's a close-up of my "girls".

You're welcome.

Spin Art BFF

Make sure to drop by Bluebirds & Honey & tell that cool gal, Helen, "hi"!

But just remember she was my Spin Art BFF first.

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