Love (and Ninjas) for Sale
Okay, so a couple of weeks ago, I was panic shopping in the pouring rain. I needed a gift and I needed one fast.
Luckily, Artist-Xchange is right down the street from me on 16th between Guerrero and Valencia. It’s an odd consignment gallery space that’s kind of a cross between a craft sale and a shared studio.
In the back, I found a nice selection of tee shirts featuring adorable ninjas. No, really. These ninjas were soooo cute. So I scored one of those and wandered around a bit.
The shop has a lot of interesting jewelry, some okay painting and sculpture and some stuff that looked like it would be better suited to hanging off-kilter in a mediocre coffee shop. But as a whole, it was pretty cool. The rent can’t be cheap, but just about everything is reasonably priced, perfect for a patron-in-training.
Take “The Little Recruit,” above. What has she signed on for? Won’t she be cold? How do her pleats stay so sharp?