Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Latest paintings (some still in progress)

A little background: This summer I was lucky enough to stumble upon a large stack of vintage (1968) teaching cards for elementary schools. These cards depict different occupations, activities, and locations. I have been painting on top of these images with acrylics using vintage children's book illustrations and movie/t.v. characters as inspiration. I think you can tell that it's pretty fun coming up with subject matter to flatter the already existing backgrounds.

Many more to come, as there are about 50 images in total and I aim to alter each and every one in some way! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Matryoshka ornaments, customizable

Tree stump stools

These hand embroidered, hand sewn tree stump stools are the perfect way to add a pop of color - and extra seating - into your living space. Soft and sturdy!

Log pillows

These tree branch pillows are made from out-dated, tapered corduroy pants. The end "rings" are hand embroidered. Wouldn't be complete without some colorful moss, a crinkly leaf, and a mushroom or two! A psychedelic forest for your living room!

Mushroom cluster sculptures

These soft sculptures are perfect for decorating table tops, bookshelves, mantles, and anywhere that needs a touch of the outdoors!

mushroom wall sculptures

Inspired by those fabulous mushrooms that grow in clusters on trees, these soft sculptures are meticulously hand-crafted and ready for your wall!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Little mushroom stool

Day of the Dead project

I found this wonderful unfinished jewelry box at a local craft store and thought it would make a perfect Day of the Dead shrine box.

Then I found these heavily discounted Barbie heads (intended to be swapped with other Barbies) that were clearly unpopular and decided it would be perfect for a Day of the Dead project I've had in mind.

Day of the Dead shrine

Library sign-out card pillow!

I found an amazing sign-out card (I collect them) in an old library book at a thrift store, and had it printed on some fabric, then made it into this cute pillow!