Dead Armadillo Vase Brings $120 at Auction - Joanna Campbell Slan

Dead Armadillo Vase Brings $120 at Auction


Yep. Read it and weep. Today I auctioned off my precious armadillo, which I turned into this gorgeous (cough, cough) vase, for $120 to benefit the Boynton Beach City Library. Needless to say, the grand unveiling (in which I pulled off blue masking tape and a green garbage bag) brought a tremor of oooohs and aaahs from a stunned crowd of Friends of the Library. Never had they seen such splendid artistry!

The winner asked me to autograph the base, and I happily did.

My sister didn’t believe I would ever part with this priceless momento, but knowing that my dead armadillo, the corpse I rescued from the side of the road and a flock of turkey buzzards, was going to a good home made it soooo much easier.

My friend Nancy took this stunning photo. I threw in the silk flowers as a small gesture of graciousness. Nancy said that each time she looked at the ‘dillo, it reminded her how important it is to eat FIBER.

After the auction, another woman approached me. “If you make another vase, I’ll give $200 to the library. I would have bid on your vase today but I left my checkbook in the car.”

Anyone know where I can find another dead armadillo?

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