Two New Collages on Canvas

"She Had A Thing For Short Guys"

"A Walk With My Friends"
These are both 8x10" Collages on Canvas and both are available in my Etsy shop.

New Collages on Paper

"Mr. Greenleaf"

"It's Just Natural That They Would Be Friends"
Both of these pieces are original collages on paper that have been double matted. These are both now available at my Etsy shop.
I have also relisted some previous work that I had removed in order to bring to an art show earlier this month.

Noteflats Are Now Available

These "Everyone Enjoys a Good Story" noteflats are now available in my Etsy shop.
They come in a ten pack with ten matching envelopes.

The Red Polka-Dot House

This is my newest collage house design. This piece along with several other framed pieces are available at my Etsy shop.

"I Picked This For You" Collage with Hanger

This is a collage on wood with a cast iron hanger. This piece is available at my Etsy shop.

I do have an update on the new collage on canvas series that was to begin this month. There has been a delay and they won't be available this month, but will definately be ready in mid January. I will post them here as soon as they are ready.

The Blue House

My mom used to make and sell little wood houses that she painted. She would create whole villages with country stores, bake shops and ice cream parlors just to name a few. She has since retired her house making and had several, blank, wooden houses left over. I decided to take a few and see what I could do with them. This is the result.
This house is a sculptural piece and all of the sides and the roof have been altered and collaged. You can view more pics of this piece at my Etsy shop.

Chicago Show Update and New Work

Due to the nasty weather expected in Chicago this weekend, I will not be making the 6.5 hour drive to exhibit at the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair this weekend. My apologies to anyone who is expecting me there. The good news for all of my online friends is that I have started posting new work in my Etsy shop and will be doing so throughout the next few days. Below are just a couple of the new items that have been posted. Both of these pieces are 8x10" matted, reprodction prints.

"Everyone Enjoys a Good Story"

"Bunny and His Toy Pony"

Gift Certificates

You can now purchase gift certificates for my Etsy shop! Just click on the "Buy Gift Certificates" button on the right hand of your screen. Select the amount and pay through PayPal (the gift certificate will state that it's good at This is just how they identify purchases made from my shop). The lucky recipient of the gift certificate can then go to and shop!

New Work on Canvas

"Story Time Is Everyone's Favorite Time" SOLD

"She Dreamed of Flying Some Day" SOLD

Both of these pieces are collages on canvas and measure 8x8x1.25". The story time piece has already been posted in my Etsy shop and the "She Dreamed of Flying..." piece will be posted later today.

In December I will be starting a new series of work that will consist of small, chunky, collages on canvas. Each collage will be different, but they will all coordinate with one another. The idea is that they can be grouped together to make a larger piece or stand alone if desired. Check back here in December for more information.

"Bunny and the Raccoon". Collage with Hanger

I've finally gotten enough work completed for my upcoming art shows and have had some time to work on a new piece for my shop.
This is a collage on a trivet. Yes, a trivet. The base of the trivet is made of stone and the frame is resin and the hanger is metal.

"She Loved Nature". Collage With Altered Mat.

The inspiartion for this piece came from my previous work with medical illustrations under antique photos and from the work of the late Susan Seddon Boulet. Susan often encorporated imagery within her figures. You can view some of her work at . Amazon also has several great books on her work.
This piece is available in my Etsy shop.

Four Set Victorian Girl Ornaments

These are the newest ornaments that I have in my shop. I'm selling them as a 4 set. The images are from an antique fashion page.

New Necklace Design

This is my newest necklace design. The image is a digitally altered copy of an antique tin type photo from my personal collection.
This necklace is available at my Etsy shop.

"That Bunny Is In Trouble"

I have been really busy preparing for back to back art shows in Novemeber and realized that it had been awhile since I had posted anything new on my blog. Well here it is. This is my newest reproduction print. The print is from an original collage and illustration of mine. It has been printed on a decorative paper and matted in a creamy white mat. This piece is of course, available in my Etsy shop.

Christmas Ornaments

Two Sided Ornaments
Both of these piece are altered ornaments. One side has a great carved look to it and the other side has a vintage image. Both are made of terra cotta and are available at my Etsy shop.

"They Were Very Close". Collage with Mirrored Hanger

I found these bunnie images with antiquing a couple weekends ago. I absolutely love them so expect to see a lot of them in my future work. The body of these figures are from
This piece is available at my Etsy shop.

Are You Ready For Halloween?

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and in celebration of Halloween, I have created this creepy, but friendly art doll.
She is available at my Etsy shop.

New Little Framed Collages

Miss Elephant (SOLD)

Guard Cat (SOLD)

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Doppelganger Even Closer (SOLD)

Deerdra and Deernise (SOLD)

She Had a Wonderful Personality (SOLD)

No, She Did Not Play Basketball (SOLD)

I will be listing all of the above collages in my Etsy shop throughout the day today.

Little Bunny and the Bees

This is a 8x10" combination collage and silkscreen print. Available at my Etsy shop.
I've been having fun trying out different ways to combine my "little bunny" silkscreen print with collage. This one is my latest attempt. SOLD


I'm not the most graceful of people and tend to bump into things and fumble delicate objects. I also have a fear of heights and hate being close to edges of high places. I always envision myself tripping and falling over the edge. This series is a reflection of these fears and my lack of coordination, but it also reflects my carefree attitude and easygoing personality.

This piece is part of my "falling" series . It's a 11x14" collage with an altered mat.
The mat has been altered using stencils, stencil paste, and paint. The mat has a wonderful raised texture to it.
This piece is available at my Etsy shop

Lots of New Work

"Miami Vice Bucky" (SOLD)

I have listed many new pieces in my Etsy shop Above are just a couple of the pieces that I have listed today.

Thank You!

I just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone who came out to see me last weekend in Chicago at the Renegade Craft fair and yesterday at the Strange Folk Craft Fair in O'Fallon. It was a joy to meet every one of you and all of your kind words and support of my work is very much appreciated!

I'm begining to post new work in my Etsy shop and will be posting new work daily this week. Below are a couple of the newest edditions to my shop.

The Greenleaf Sisters (SOLD)
Bunny Stew (Sold)

Both of these pieces are available in my Etsy shop.

Oh No! I've Been Tagged!

I was tagged by Here are the rules…..

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about YOU: some random, some weird...all devastatingly interesting.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Facts About Me.
1. I can burp the alphabet.
2. I’m terrified of cockroaches.
3. I love puns. Whenever I need to send a card for a b-day, holiday, etc it usually involves a pun. My Halloween costumes are often puns as well. One year I wore a black trash bag and went as “white trash”.
4. I think counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, etc. are all a little crazy.
5. I have an earned Master’s degree in Professional Counseling but don’t practice (yes, I’m a little crazy myself). :)
6. I’m a big homebody. I would prefer to rent a movie than go to the theatre.
7. I love cold weather. I’d prefer to be freezing than hot any day.

The following are the people that I chose to torture with this “tag”.

Sarah Blank


Angela Taylor

Jodie Hurt


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My Thrift Store and Antiquing Adventure

I have been inspired by the blogs of Sarah Blank and Marmeecraft and how they share their inspirations behind their work. I have decided to share with all of you some of my inspirations and some of the ideas behind my work. The following are the results of my weekend thrift store and antiquing adventures. Both of these purchases inspired a new mixed media piece.

The above plaque I found at a thrift store in my town. It's 11x19" and made of ceramic. I got it for 50 cents!! I couldn't believe it. I just love the image! These are some doilies and lace that I picked up at a local antique shop. Antique shopping is one of my favorite things to do and I often find it hard to walk out empty handed. Often when I'm feeling the need for inspiration, I wander into my local antique shops to find my muse. Works every time!

This is the result of the inspirations from my purchases. "The Little Brown Balloon" is a 4" wooden plaque with a hand stamped doily. Hand stamped and hand drawn decorations have been applied around the outside edge.
This piece is available at my Etsy shop.

I Now Have Jewelry!

I'm now offering pendents of some of my art work.
These necklaces are available at my Etsy shop.

Two Deer and a Tree

This is another version of my "Two Deer and a Tree" prints. This one was silkscreened onto a decoartive paper and then I stamped the outer mat.
This print is available at my Etsy shop.

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