Decorative Boxes

These are found, wood, boxes that I altered with prints and oil pastel. Both are now available in my Etsy shop.

New Option

I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I'm now offering the option to have all 5x7" reproduction prints mounted on wood. You can read more by visiting my etsy shop.

Spineless Online Journal

Some of my work has been featured in the fourth edition of the Spineless online journal. You can read the journal here.

Belle Armoire Magazine

I just got the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Belle Armoire magazine. The brooch is one of my pieces that was featured in this issue. You can see and read about it yourself on p27.

You Knew I Meant Well

Reproduction print of a collage which has been mounted on canvas board. This piece is now available in my Etsy shop.

Pendants of a Slighty Fancier Nature and Some News

I'm feeling a little fancy today and decided to gussy up my pendants a bit. These two are available in the shop.
Now onto the news.... For those of you who read my blog, you are getting the first word. On Thanksgiving day 11/26 through Christmas day 12/25. I will be offering free shipping on all orders. No matter how big or small. Even the international orders will ship free during this time.
That's all. :)

Two New Brooches


Two new original collage brooches which are now available in my Etsy shop.

9 Pieces

This is the latest edition of work for my graduate thesis show. I have posted three pictures of the sculptural houses because they were the best of the photos that I took. I'm afraid I'm not much of a photographer and really don't like taking photos much.
The last photo is what all nine pieces look like together. The top three square collage pieces have three, wood, ovals with bees on them hanging from the bottom. The middle three collage have vintage lace that dangles from the bottom of the work. I plan on displaying these pieces as pictured in the grouping.
All of the animals on the wood plaques have text over their bodies. The text is from my own personal journal pages.
The concept behind this series focuses on three distinct periods in my life where I met someone who caused me pain (represented by the middle collage pieces). Then shortly after, meeting someone else (represented by the top collage pieces) who seemed to be just the perfect personality for helping me get over that hurt (represented by the houses).

Don't Kiss.....

Don't Kiss Frogs

Don't Kiss Snakes

Don't Kiss Turtles

Don't Kiss Lizards
This is a new series of work that I just completed for my graduate class. These pieces will not be available in my Etsy shop anytime soon, but may be offered as prints there at some point in the future.
Each piece was created as a diptych and revolves around the idea that people come into our lives to teach us something. Sometimes what we need to learn is a positive experience. Other times it is a more challenging experience. Either way, these encounters seem to prepare us in some way for what is ahead.

Cradled Board

I Like That You Are Always Available

She Loved His Kind Nature

Both of these pieces are 6 x8 "original work on cradled board. The sides on both of the pieces have been altered using stencil paste and have a slightly raised texture. These will be available in my Etsy shop today.

The Outdoor Type

I'm starting a new series of collages featuring these two guys. My brother found the images at a flea market recently and gave them to me. I plan on doing a series of eight more collages which will also include decorative papers of my own design. I will post them here when they are complete.
This particular collage is currently available in my Etsy shop.

New Work

My Life

My Naivete

My Fight

My Anger

My Pain

My Blood

My Mourning

My Acceptance
This is a new series that I've just recently completed for a graduate class that I'm taking. They may be available in my Etsy shop at a later date as prints.
They are all collage on wood. I've combined both digital and traditional collage work on these pieces.

Teeny Tiny Art Show V Opening Reception

There will be an opening reception tomorrow night at the Three Graces Gallery from 5-8 pm in Portsmouth, NH. Some of my mixed media collage and sculpture work will be on display.

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