Submitted by k2dtw February 20th, 2012
Certifikitsch Winner

I bought this very old weathered horse brush handle on Mackinac Island, Mi., in the late 1960’s, it still hangs in my kitchen..   It washed ashore, and was one of the many found objects painted by a local Hippie who sold his art on the beach.  Mackinac Island has no cars, and lots of bikes and horses.  I always thought it was wonderful that this old horse brush washed ashore and was found by the artist.  Peace & Love and the Big Mod Daisy were so big in the 60’s-70’s, and I always loved the graphic.

5 Responses to “PEACE AND LOVE…”

  1. Allee Willis

    I haven’t been to Mackinac Island since I took a trip there with my Brownie troop when I was 10. But I remember how completely excited I was and what a big deal I thought that place was. Home of the legendary Grand Hotel too.

    Love the brush, especially as it was painted by a real hippie who sat by the shore waiting for his canvases to wash up.

  2. BRBill

    My great uncle would take my Grandma up to Mackinac Island when she went up to visit the kinfolk in Michigan so i’m familiar with it from her descriptions. Real hippies huh? Guess there might be a few of us endangered species left….

    • k2dtw

      LOL….Didn’t I sound like a believer???… I loved it when the late 1960’s started getting so colorful and fun….and my young Artist/Hippie was definitely that!!! He was having a great summer on Mackinac Island!!!!