Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vintage Candy Tin Art Altar

One of my favorite assembled art pieces, an art altar made from vintage candy tins, costume jewelry, beads and an old photo.

Vintage Tin Art Altars



 I love to make assembled art pieces. I started out by making assembled art dolls from found objects then began making altoids or vintage tin altars (pictured here).I also make assembled art using bones and feathers and found objects from nature. Lately I have gotten more into collage. You can see more of my work in my ETSY shop



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Vintage Volkswagen Photos


Two new photo prints available in my Etsy shop. A fabulous green vintage restored VW beetle and a bright orange red vintage VW Van. Perfect for anyone who loves Volkswagens. Both are available as 5x5 or 8x8 prints.

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Austin Texas Neon Signs Series


Here for your viewing pleasure is the first three in a series of Austin neon signs and vintage hotel and bar signs. There is a lovely sun and moon sign from El Sol y La Luna restaurant which was originally on South Congess Avenue (SOCO). Next we have a vintage neon sign with a Native American smoking a piece pipe. Green neon spells out HOW.


And last there is a green neon clover sign with the words BEER MIXED DRINKS. The Virgin of Guadalupe is reflected in the window in front of the sign. All three of these are available as 5x5 borderless prints in my ETSY shop.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Owl Snack Attack Collage

When this Owl's home was destroyed by commercial loggers, He moved into a mid-century modern ranch house on the coast. Now he spends his nights hunting rodents in the kitchen.

This collage is part of my roomscape series featuring animals making the best of it. Check out the others and maybe hang a few of them in the den next to your Wii console or over the fireplace. It is available in my ETSY shop


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A Visit to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's House in Coyoacan, Mexico City is an amazing place that still feels very much like a home. You can easily pretend that Frida and her pets will be there to welcome you and maybe even invite you to stay for some mole cooked in her amazing blue and yellow kitchen. Here are a few photos from my visit. Prints will be available for a limited time in my Etsy shop.



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Photos from Mexico City


Mexico City is one of my favorite places to visit. Visually it is a smorgasbord of architectural beauties, urban decay and city life. This city never disappoints. Here are three of my favorite photos. They are available as prints in my Etsy shop. I think they would be great for a home or office but I also think these photos, as well as others in my portfolio, would be cool in a Mexican restaurant / taco place that wanted something other than the usual photos you see of Mexico. 



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