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family
family

a gift for one of my favorite families. about 5” square.

door to my heart
door to my heart

a small treasure inspired by a friend. here the door is locked. about 3 1/2” square, 1/4” deep.

door to my heart (part two)
door to my heart (part two)

door open, heart still protected.

door to my heart (part three)
door to my heart (part three)

unprotected with wire clipped to set heart free.

ode to rothko
ode to rothko

i really love this collage. it has a special home. it is a piece of recycled naturally patinated roof flashing that looked like a mini rothko painting. i saved it for years, until deciding to grow it into a mixed media drawing. it is stitched and bound on matboard. i used oil pastel to extend the drawing onto the matboard without drawing on the metal.

metalwork #1
metalwork #1

oxidized metals and drawing.

(photographed after framed. reflection not included!!!) 9” square.

metalwork #1
metalwork #1

detail.

metalwork #1
metalwork #1

detail.

big heart, strong heart. (side one)
big heart, strong heart. (side one)

my response to my dad’s successful, second, trickier, heart surgery.

stitched, manipulated roof flashing. about 5” x 4”.

big heart, strong heart. (side two-i am lucky)
big heart, strong heart. (side two-i am lucky)

this piece was made with enormous love and much relief upon the completion of my dad’s scary surgery.

dad's heart
dad's heart

my response to dad’s bi-pass surgery. this was his first heart surgery.

oxidized, stitched, and manipulated copper. about 5” square.

celebrating you
celebrating you

birthday gift for a friend. (12” x 16”…i think!)

collage including drawing, photo, found object, and sewing.

celebrating you
celebrating you

detail.

celebrating you
celebrating you

detail.

distressed heart
distressed heart

my response to the 2016 election.

about 11” square.

designed, drawn, cut, sawed, scratched, recycled, riveted, sewn, soldered, painted, distressed, and felt!!!

this piece is available for sale.

contact me.

distressed heart
distressed heart

detail.

organic heart hanging sculpture
organic heart hanging sculpture

inspired by a request to enlarge my pin . (also seen here)

sculptural heart is about 5 1/2” square.

hole in your heart
hole in your heart

my first one. about 2 1/2” square.

for a deserving buddy.

hole in your heart
hole in your heart

comfort piece. about 2 1/2” square.

wedding bangles
wedding bangles

commemorative heart with his/her personalized bangles.

bangles are 2 metals married, equal halves.

wedding bangle and keyring
wedding bangle and keyring

wedding bangle with married metal, 2 metals, equal halves.

key ring also made of married metals, 2 metals, equal halves.

wedding bangle and keyring
wedding bangle and keyring

detail, reversed side.

richard's automotive
richard's automotive

key ring. mechanic gratitude!!

custom belt buckle
custom belt buckle

mixed metals, semi precious stones.

about 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”.

custom belt buckle
custom belt buckle

about 2 1/2” diameter.

mixed metal and jasper.

domed lotus blossom
domed lotus blossom

custom accent piece made to adorn a central spot on an antique silk rug wall hanging.

about 4” diameter.

in memory of ruby.
in memory of ruby.

i made this the day after i had to say goodbye to ruby. she was my shadow. the stitched brass tube holding some of her hair, (although creepy to some folks) , offered me comfort.

about 3” diameter.

memorial necklace
memorial necklace

dogtag and dog license converted by request into a necklace.

necky's heart
necky's heart

necky was ruby’s pal. he had a shocking and untimely death. that night, upon receiving the news, i went into my studio, crying, and this happened. i gave it to my friends, the next day, hoping to help comfort them. making the piece certainly helped me through a sad night.

overall with driftwood, this measures about 6” x 8”.

work in progress
work in progress

bezels and domes

i like the patterns that happen as i work!

solid copper switchplate
solid copper switchplate

each is unique.

i am only able to make them to accommodate up to two switches, or two plugs.

solid copper switchplate
solid copper switchplate

single switch.

each is unique.

 solid copper switchplate
solid copper switchplate

double size.

each is unique.

bracelet
bracelet

birthday commission . all sterling with painterly stones.

sterling chain
sterling chain

custom. 36” i believe!!! it was long!

all sterling scarf holder
all sterling scarf holder

very substantial and sculptural.

i think it was about 3” long x 1” diameter.

sterling scarf holder
sterling scarf holder

detail.

another view.

suzy's Box
suzy's Box

this is one of my earlier boxes. i find the boxes and then adorn them. this box was about 4” x 6” x 4”. the boxes on their own often help direct my decisions about how to precede creatively.

i view my boxes as treasure that may hold treasure.

suzy's box (top only)
suzy's box (top only)

detail.

top view.

found hearts box
found hearts box

top of box.

i think the box was about 6” x 10” x 4”.

three hearts box (top)
three hearts box (top)

top of box

this box measured about 4” x 7” x 3”.

three hearts box (open)
three hearts box (open)

inside the box.

three elevated hearts. 2 are heart rocks that i found. the middle heart i made from copper scrap. the cutout heart was not part of the design, but somehow ended up in the photo!

three hearts (detail)
three hearts (detail)

front side detail.

always love (top view)
always love (top view)

box closed. found heart rock.

i think this box was about 5” square.

always love
always love

open box

always love (within)
always love (within)

inside the box.

always love (within)
always love (within)

detail from inside the box.

Tom's box ( top )
Tom's box ( top )

a few lucky items donated to help personalize this box.

i think this box was about 5” x 8” x 4”.

tom's box (side A)
tom's box (side A)

one side view.

tom's box ( side b )
tom's box ( side b )

lucky pennies set on a side of the box.

tom's box ( side c)
tom's box ( side c)

another side.

tom's box (side d)
tom's box (side d)

front side of box.

shelley's box (top view)
shelley's box (top view)

the lid of shelley’s box. this box was about 5” x 7” x 4”. every side is directed by a theme dictated by suggested interests and objects. it was both a fun commission and a labor of love, being ordered for a 25th wedding anniversary.

shelley's box
shelley's box

3-D view.

shelley's box (side A)
shelley's box (side A)

back side of box.

shelley's box (side B)
shelley's box (side B)

front side of box.

shelley's box (side C)
shelley's box (side C)

right side panel of box.

shelley's box (side D)
shelley's box (side D)

left side panel.

inside shelley's box
inside shelley's box

a few more requested treasures!

inside shelley's box (detail)
inside shelley's box (detail)

requested personal quote within frame. ( ok to share!)

0712181914d.jpg
family
door to my heart
door to my heart (part two)
door to my heart (part three)
ode to rothko
metalwork #1
metalwork #1
metalwork #1
big heart, strong heart. (side one)
big heart, strong heart. (side two-i am lucky)
dad's heart
celebrating you
celebrating you
celebrating you
distressed heart
distressed heart
organic heart hanging sculpture
hole in your heart
hole in your heart
wedding bangles
wedding bangle and keyring
wedding bangle and keyring
richard's automotive
custom belt buckle
custom belt buckle
domed lotus blossom
in memory of ruby.
memorial necklace
necky's heart
work in progress
solid copper switchplate
solid copper switchplate
 solid copper switchplate
bracelet
sterling chain
all sterling scarf holder
sterling scarf holder
suzy's Box
suzy's box (top only)
found hearts box
three hearts box (top)
three hearts box (open)
three hearts (detail)
always love (top view)
always love
always love (within)
always love (within)
Tom's box ( top )
tom's box (side A)
tom's box ( side b )
tom's box ( side c)
tom's box (side d)
shelley's box (top view)
shelley's box
shelley's box (side A)
shelley's box (side B)
shelley's box (side C)
shelley's box (side D)
inside shelley's box
inside shelley's box (detail)
family

a gift for one of my favorite families. about 5” square.

door to my heart

a small treasure inspired by a friend. here the door is locked. about 3 1/2” square, 1/4” deep.

door to my heart (part two)

door open, heart still protected.

door to my heart (part three)

unprotected with wire clipped to set heart free.

ode to rothko

i really love this collage. it has a special home. it is a piece of recycled naturally patinated roof flashing that looked like a mini rothko painting. i saved it for years, until deciding to grow it into a mixed media drawing. it is stitched and bound on matboard. i used oil pastel to extend the drawing onto the matboard without drawing on the metal.

metalwork #1

oxidized metals and drawing.

(photographed after framed. reflection not included!!!) 9” square.

metalwork #1

detail.

metalwork #1

detail.

big heart, strong heart. (side one)

my response to my dad’s successful, second, trickier, heart surgery.

stitched, manipulated roof flashing. about 5” x 4”.

big heart, strong heart. (side two-i am lucky)

this piece was made with enormous love and much relief upon the completion of my dad’s scary surgery.

dad's heart

my response to dad’s bi-pass surgery. this was his first heart surgery.

oxidized, stitched, and manipulated copper. about 5” square.

celebrating you

birthday gift for a friend. (12” x 16”…i think!)

collage including drawing, photo, found object, and sewing.

celebrating you

detail.

celebrating you

detail.

distressed heart

my response to the 2016 election.

about 11” square.

designed, drawn, cut, sawed, scratched, recycled, riveted, sewn, soldered, painted, distressed, and felt!!!

this piece is available for sale.

contact me.

distressed heart

detail.

organic heart hanging sculpture

inspired by a request to enlarge my pin . (also seen here)

sculptural heart is about 5 1/2” square.

hole in your heart

my first one. about 2 1/2” square.

for a deserving buddy.

hole in your heart

comfort piece. about 2 1/2” square.

wedding bangles

commemorative heart with his/her personalized bangles.

bangles are 2 metals married, equal halves.

wedding bangle and keyring

wedding bangle with married metal, 2 metals, equal halves.

key ring also made of married metals, 2 metals, equal halves.

wedding bangle and keyring

detail, reversed side.

richard's automotive

key ring. mechanic gratitude!!

custom belt buckle

mixed metals, semi precious stones.

about 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”.

custom belt buckle

about 2 1/2” diameter.

mixed metal and jasper.

domed lotus blossom

custom accent piece made to adorn a central spot on an antique silk rug wall hanging.

about 4” diameter.

in memory of ruby.

i made this the day after i had to say goodbye to ruby. she was my shadow. the stitched brass tube holding some of her hair, (although creepy to some folks) , offered me comfort.

about 3” diameter.

memorial necklace

dogtag and dog license converted by request into a necklace.

necky's heart

necky was ruby’s pal. he had a shocking and untimely death. that night, upon receiving the news, i went into my studio, crying, and this happened. i gave it to my friends, the next day, hoping to help comfort them. making the piece certainly helped me through a sad night.

overall with driftwood, this measures about 6” x 8”.

work in progress

bezels and domes

i like the patterns that happen as i work!

solid copper switchplate

each is unique.

i am only able to make them to accommodate up to two switches, or two plugs.

solid copper switchplate

single switch.

each is unique.

solid copper switchplate

double size.

each is unique.

bracelet

birthday commission . all sterling with painterly stones.

sterling chain

custom. 36” i believe!!! it was long!

all sterling scarf holder

very substantial and sculptural.

i think it was about 3” long x 1” diameter.

sterling scarf holder

detail.

another view.

suzy's Box

this is one of my earlier boxes. i find the boxes and then adorn them. this box was about 4” x 6” x 4”. the boxes on their own often help direct my decisions about how to precede creatively.

i view my boxes as treasure that may hold treasure.

suzy's box (top only)

detail.

top view.

found hearts box

top of box.

i think the box was about 6” x 10” x 4”.

three hearts box (top)

top of box

this box measured about 4” x 7” x 3”.

three hearts box (open)

inside the box.

three elevated hearts. 2 are heart rocks that i found. the middle heart i made from copper scrap. the cutout heart was not part of the design, but somehow ended up in the photo!

three hearts (detail)

front side detail.

always love (top view)

box closed. found heart rock.

i think this box was about 5” square.

always love

open box

always love (within)

inside the box.

always love (within)

detail from inside the box.

Tom's box ( top )

a few lucky items donated to help personalize this box.

i think this box was about 5” x 8” x 4”.

tom's box (side A)

one side view.

tom's box ( side b )

lucky pennies set on a side of the box.

tom's box ( side c)

another side.

tom's box (side d)

front side of box.

shelley's box (top view)

the lid of shelley’s box. this box was about 5” x 7” x 4”. every side is directed by a theme dictated by suggested interests and objects. it was both a fun commission and a labor of love, being ordered for a 25th wedding anniversary.

shelley's box

3-D view.

shelley's box (side A)

back side of box.

shelley's box (side B)

front side of box.

shelley's box (side C)

right side panel of box.

shelley's box (side D)

left side panel.

inside shelley's box

a few more requested treasures!

inside shelley's box (detail)

requested personal quote within frame. ( ok to share!)

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