sticks Rescued these walking sticks and now besides offering balance during a walk, they make the walker highly visible. Plus they are FUN!

Found 2 chairs beings discarded and later a sweet round table. They seemed made for each other. I imagined them tucked up in a little bistro. Or someone’s sun porch. Someplace funky and hip. I used a sun/moon theme in my drawings. The table is split in sun/moon colors and all 3 pieces are embellished with beads.

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Moon!

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Sun!

 

 

screen A friend let me illustrate her new find; a bamboo screen rescue. Tree of life. Appropriate for something she saved from destruction

 An old chipped teapot I covered with paper mache and made into an art piece. Funky and fun.

  A client found an old teapot nestled in among the dinnerware and glasses in her mother’s attic. She gave it to me to make into an art piece for her daughter’s birthday. Her daughter loves teapots and art. Her daughter was smitten and I was as proud as any mother on graduation day!

_mg_0364_lowres This desk, left out in the weather, took a long time to repair, and while I was working on it, the legs made me think of wavy seaweed…so I dreamed of a mermaid. It’s on display at Common Ground and I hope to get a better photo once the weather cooperates with my work schedule. It has sea scenes all the way around, with a busty mermaid on the desk surface. I think it’s one of my best furniture pieces so far.

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 This room screen/divider was painted on an old bamboo screen an artist friend found at Goodwill for a few bucks. It took a little effort to paint on woven bamboo, but that’s one of the things I love about drawing and painting on unusual surfaces.

 My friend Susan believes in the power of Joy and asked me to put her favorite things she associates with Joy in a circle.

 

Gourd eggs are individual. I draw designs on each one, no two are the same.

Gourd eggs are individual. I draw designs on each one, no two are the same.

This blog will be dedicated to showcasing my art. If the images aren’t the best quality at times, I apologize. Sometimes the art has already been delivered before I can get a professional photo, so i do the best I can!

I show a lot of my gourd art, but I make lots of different kinds of art. The Mermaid desk (not the best quality photo) is one my favorites right now. I am working on several pieces of furniture and hope to have them finished and photographed soon. They take a lot of time to clean, sand and turn into art but I always think it’s worth it.

Comments are always welcome.