Caroline Ashleigh Blog: When Life Gives You Lint – Here’s What To Do

Caroline_Ashleigh.jpgLaura Bell of Roscommon, Michigan used lint from her dryer to make a 14′ by 4′ reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

The AP reports:

“ell says she needed about 800 hours to do enough laundry to get the lint, and 200 hours to recreate the mural. She bought towels of the colors she wanted and laundered them separately to get the right shades of lint.”

In my 15 years as an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, I saw my fair share of unusual items, but “lint art paintings” were not among them.

But, wait – come to think about it, I believe someone did a portrait of Johnny Carson in belly button lint. Ripley’s, if you are wondering, has several other “lint art paintings”  – I wonder if that masterpiece is also among them and, if so, any guesses how much it’s worth?

Read the rest over at Caroline Ashleigh Blog


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