Character Study Clawdius Osiris at East John Street and Broadway
posted by June 2 at 10:00 AMon
Hey my man! Right now: six bucks for DVDs and two bucks for tapes.
You’ve definitely got some gems here.
Oh yeah! We have everything here; shoes, socks, DVDs, video games, books, CDs, art, TVs, computers… we got it all.
You’re open every Sunday, right?
Every Sunday. Rain, sleet, snow, storms. We are always here.
You have some of those things that just need to be bought. Like those cosmic gold-framed paintings. Actually that photo of the orca family in orca paradise is nice, too.
Yeah, you like those? All of them for $20.
I am an artist myself. That’s how I got into this businessóby selling my own paintings in the U-District and then eventually started selling other peopleís stuff on the side, too. I have been renting this space here for eight years. I got this spot and things are going really good.
In about three months I’m gonna show some new pieces that will blow your mind. People will ask, ďWhat is that boy on?!Ē I am going to do it right here, too. Itís going to be like a gallery sidewalk.
Do you make those collages I see sometimes out here?
Yeah, I make those, and I am working on an Elvis one right now. In three months though you will see some wild new stuff! Itís a whole new art style i have been working on and Itís going to be good. Itís going to be great!
I would love to check it out. Keep me informed. Where do you get all this stuff?
I get this stuff from all over: People moving, garage sales, junk piles. Sometimes I find some stuff worth a lot of money, too. I found a Mayan mask and sold it for $80 and it turned out to be worth $800! I didn’t know though. How would I know?
Ouch, thatís gotta hurt! How would you know, though? Itís a treasure hunt.
It is. And if people donít have all the cash for something, and they want it, they just gotta say, ďHey Osiris, I donít have quite enough this week.Ē I can work things out. You have to give people the benefit of the doubt. Try to treat people with goodness and kindness and leave it at that.
I have to hit the road, but I shall be back.
Just three months! Stop by again!