Bear Lady

This piece is available in my Etsy shop along with many other new pieces.


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


Groove Press:

The Land of Forgotten Dreams

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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