Sunday, June 21, 2009

Boston Mills Art Fest

I will have my TattooDreams work at Boston MIlls Art Fest both June 26, 27, 28 2009 and July 2, 3, 4, 5 2009. I will be in the North tent both weekends and will be showing this work as well as my sculptural wall work.
The two boxes I'm showing here will be at the show along with mirrors, tables and close to 100 other boxes.

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Inspired Creativity Box

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(¸.*´ (¸.*`¤~ This is my Inspired Creativity Box ! This up-cycled cigar box measures 7 1/4" wide and 7 1/4" deep and 5 1/2" high ( 18.77 cm x 18.77 cm x 13.59 cm ). A great box with purple and gold feet with purple trim. The top opens by way of a hinged lid. Inside the lid it's stamped DREAM with another stamp of a woman feeling very creative! On the bottom it's lined with sultry black velvet. I love it enough to keep it myself....but away to a collector it must reside! I hope for the lucky owner---it inspires creativity!

Just posted this box on my etsy site:


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tea Bag Storage Box

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(¸.*´ (¸.*`¤~ Back by popular demand--My Tea Bag Storage Box! This handmade cherry box measures 8" wide and 3 3/4" deep and 6 1/2" high (20.32 cm x 9.52 cm x 17.14 cm ). A great box with cinnamon colored feet. The top opens by way of a wooden lift off lid and a real spoon and a faux sugar cube as the handle. Inside, the bottom is left natural with no lining on the bottom. It will hold a wide array of tea bags in a most artful way.The inside rim is painted a warm cinnamon color and on the inner lift off lid more fun tea graphics including the tea queen! Left on your table or counter, this cute box will surely ignite great conversation--perhaps over a cup of tea!

This great box would make a wonderful gift for the tea lover or a great house warming gift.

On etsy
50.00 SOLD


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day of the Dead Box

Todays featured box is not listed on my etsy site yet.........any takers?
It's my new "Jon-built" Day of the Dead Box! Most certainly graced by the enigmatic presence of
artist Frida Kahlo as well as dancing skels, bones, and all things dead!
It has fun colors throughout and is a most celebratory box.
I will list in on my etsy site later today........


Monday, June 8, 2009

Way Cool Artists Box

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(¸.*´ (¸.*`¤~ This is my Way Cool Artists Box. A handmade cherry box constrcted by my husband Jon, it measures 8" wide and 3 3/4" deep and 6 3/4" high (20.32 cm x 9.52 cm x 17.145. cm ). An artsy box with shapely purple feet and a very cool handle that says ARTIST on one side and CREATE on the other side. The top opens by way of a wooden lift off lid. Inside, the bottom is lined with black velvet for a great look. It will hold so many things and look great on a desk or where you chose to place it.
Lots of fun artistic images to capture the eye and engage the creative spirit!

On my etsy site:

50.00 SOLD!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bold Tattoo Box

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(¸.*´ (¸.*`¤~ I've been busy in my studio! I have several shows coming up with my new Tattoo Dreams body of work. Much to my thrill it's getting juried into shows, so this means I need to be busy. My first time ever keeping two distinctively separate bodies of work going full force at the same time. A challenge of time and energy I feel ready to embrace. This week I'll show you some of my new boxes. Some may be on etsy for a brief period of time before taking them to shows. If you like them, buy them, since now is the time!!!

This is my Bold Tattoo Box. A handmade cherry box designed and built by my husband Jon, it measures 8" wide and 3 3/4" deep and 6 3/4" high (20.32 cm x 9.52 cm x 17.145. cm ). A sturdy graphic box with shapley black feet. The top opens by way of a wooden lift off lid. Inside, the bottom is lined with black velvet for a nicely finished appearance. It will hold so many things and look great on a desk or wherever you chose to place it. It would make an excellent Fathers Day gift!!!!

My boxes are quietly making their way into esteemed collections around the world. If you're interested in a custom box, please feel free to contact me.

This box is available now on my site.

$50.00 SOLD!

Each day is a gift-that's why they call it the present!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Friendships Threads

Jon and I have done juried art fairs for 24 years.
In this time we've made some wonderful friendships.
Sometimes we see friends after a long hiatus,
sometimes the next weekend.
The passage of time seems inconsequential to the strength of the friendship.
This is due to several facets---one being
we share some a common thread.

A thread that we've seen become strong over time,
tested by endurance,
made versatile by patience,
softened by rain,
weathered by sun
tattered a bit by age
and colored by our similarities.

Threads are small pieces of a whole. Interwoven.
Each essential to one another. Each holding the other in place taking turns as to who is up and who is down.

The whole is the fabric-
all of us....doing what we've become passionate doing.
Doing what we love.

This thread and this fabric
binds us over the years to
become for one another
-a canopy of protection,
-a hammock of life..
-a rope to hold on to.

I celebrate all of my friends--
however and whenever we met.
I treasure all of you!
Our travels and experiences have
given us the foundation to paint a life of memories.
A canvas interwoven with all these elements in a world
of uncertainty.......we count on one another!

This weeeknd like most others-
I saw you.
Saw you weathering the horrible heat,
hugging over a victory,
applauding award winners,
trying our best to sell our work....
And again we painted a in diversity, texture
and added for ourselves
yet another memory in the threads we weave.