I'm not above throwing the occasional curbside find into the car. I don't normally bother with dumpsters. Today, as we pulled away from our favorite thrift shop, I noticed its dumpster overflowing onto the grass. It's usually locked tight. At its peak was a preschool size backpack. Just what I needed! I jammed on the brakes, unlatched my seatbelt and darted over to grab it. Then I noticed this canvas lying on the grass. My heart racing, I tossed it in the trunk, just as an elderly man and woman drove around the corner, their mouths agape.
What were they thinking?
"Why, I've never seen a more horrible painting in my life!"
"I don't know, the pink legwarmers give it an 80's-cool touch."
I stuck it into the garage for a future kid art project.