If you read “Living with Art” with any regularity, you know that I believe in creating art on pretty much any and every available space in the house.  If the object I’m painting is also functional, well, for some reason that makes me extra happy with double pepperoni.  In the name of joy – which the world needs a whole lot of, by the way – I decided to tackle the set of bowling-themed shakers I picked up two or three years ago at a flea market that no longer exists.

Stress Gessoing

A moment of silence, please, for all the great flea markets that no longer exist.

From the moment I found these, I knew that they needed to become characters from The Big Lebowski, and so they have.

Big Lebowski Feature Shot

What do you mean, “brought the salt and pepper shakers bowling”?  I’m not renting them shoes.  I’m not buying them an effing beer.  They’re not taking your effing turn, Dude.

Dude Side View

I don’t need your effing sympathy, man. I need my effing salt.

Long Shot

This is a league game, is it not? Is it not?

Walter's head on Side

That pepper shaker really tied the room together.

Ball Return

Mark it zero.

These are available in my shop, and I do have plans to make more.



Ann D'Angelo is a dedicated drinker of diet Coke who has never spotted a thrift store she didn't want to visit or an item she didn't want to alter. Check out Ann's shop.


Karen Leigh · February 27, 2015 at 9:15 am


Cindy Dauer · March 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm

The sweater is so great! The portraits are pretty terrific but that sweater is a slayer. 😀

Sal Scheibe · March 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

HA!!! So love this pair! and the photos are freaking fantastic!

    AnnDAngelo · March 23, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I was so happy Jason had to idea to take them over to the bowling alley. Stroke of freaking genius!

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