18” x 28” 

Framed under glass in hand milled pine frame. 

Made with pages from the vintage book The Book  of Wildflowers, flowers, glass viles, pewter chalices, scissors, string, antique blue Bromo-Seltzer  bottle.


Space Cowboy


31”x 41”

Framed in hand milled 3.75” deep pine framed sealed under plexiglass.

Made with vintage Strat-O-Flyer kite, Mid century honeycomb rocket ship with tin space cowboy Astro gun handle, Tom Mix cigar label, string, gems from vintage jewelry, which glitter like stars, when any light source reflects on them. Hand, painted acrylic, background of the cosmos.

Fly By Night



Framed in hand, milled pine frame and sealed under glass.

The equivalent of the red eye flight. These domestic birds found an innovative methods to like their way through the darkness by securing  flashlight bulbs with thread  like hats on their heads.

Made with vintage, bird, figurines, flashlight, clock, coffee, 10, hand blender, spoon, vintage blocks, books, spools of thread and needle, hand-painted, acrylic background.

Animal Magnetism


19”x 28”

Framed and hand milled pine frame sealed under glass.

You either have it or you don’t

Made with Vintage, animal, figurines, vintage British brand, labels, old Spell-It card, game, vintage  magnet, iron toy wheels.

Horse Play



Framed in hand milled pine frame under glass.

The origin of horse play.

Made with original game board, piano keys, vintage tin monkey, scooter and noisemakers used as wheels, wooden horse with vintage game pieces balancing on head, gold frame moulding.


Passing the Time


                               14” x 37” x 1.75”

Framed under glass in 2 inch deep hand milled pine frame.

Passing the time while healing the soul.

"Made with original pastel drawings, Band-Aid box, pastels, wooden rowboat and oars, old star maps, clock.

Every Picture Tells a Story


24” x 26 x 1.75”

Framed under glass in 2” deep hand milled pine frame.

It’s not just an album of pictures; it’s an album of colorful people and places with vibrant stories to tell.

Made with pages from vintage Victorian photo album, Kodak bellows camera and glass negative holders, vintage doll parts and figurines, used tube of oil paint, paint brush, vintage ink tin and pen, sea shell.

The Collector


                               16” x 17” x 1.75”

Framed under glass in 2 inch deep hand milled pine frame

A true collector is always devising new ways to reach the unreachable. In this case, a ladder was used to collect the planets and stars from space, and vibrant clouds during sunset, then secured the specimens in glass vials. A telescope to locate these treasures and tweezers to carefully extract them is a must to include in every collector’s box of gear.

Made with original pastels, glass vials, telescope, tweezers, old wooden box, glass marbles, vintage blackboard.


Capturing Color


21” x 34” x 1.75”

Framed under Glass and 2 inch deep hand milled pine frame.

Made with antique Kodak bellows camera, wooden glass negative plate holders, vintage swan and hummingbird illustrations, Colored pencils spooled with original Kodak film, Original owners manual for Kodak camera, specimen, jars, containing feathers, tubes of paint, pastels and pencils.


Travel Plans


                                 23” x 23” x 1.75”

Framed under Glass and 2 inch deep hand milled pine frame.

When wanderlust is your compass.

Made with deconstructed briefcase with hardware, diagrams from midcentury aviation book, original old stamps and handwritten postcards, maps from old geography books, hand painted airplane, Anagrams, and clock hand



16” x 17” x 1.75”

Framed under Glass in 2 inch deep hand milled pine framed

Made with original foreign currency, vintage souvenirs including Napoleon, the Eiffel Tower, geishas, china bird and palm trees, cigar box with landing gear and propeller. 



18” x 24” x 1.75”

Framed under glass in 2 inch deep hand milled pine frame.

Life isn’t always a cakewalk. But it makes the surprisingly easy accomplishments, all the more sweet.

Made with old cake recipes from the Joy of Cooking cookbook, Knife and fork, a page from the antique children’s book Tin Tan Tales, bisque doll parts, brass candle holder with candle, cake. 


The Architects of Spring


                               23” x 23” x 1.75”

Framed under glass in a 2 inch deep hand, milled pine frame.

Made with found leaves, vintage, bird and botany prints, vintage drawer pulls, brass door knocker, nests and eggs.


Get Off Your High Horse


                                  18” x 28” x 1.75”

Framed under glass and hand milled 2 inch deep pine frame.

It’s important to surround yourself with a posse that keeps you grounded as you gallop through life.

Made with vintage wooden horse, rulers, piano, keys, old, children’s blocks, original acrylic of blue sky, and a rope to shimmy down off your high horse.


Theater of Dreams


                              21” x 25” x 1.75”

Framed under glass in hand milled 2” deep pine frame.

All drama, whether real or imagined, deserves a stage.

Made with piano keys, vintage frames, old clock face in brass casing, blocks, vintage, cow and sheep, bisque doll parts, chair, jewelry, doll eyes, wooden balls, original acrylic painting of galaxy in background.


Travel Writer



Made with old flute case, maps, original vintage postcards and postage, old ink pens, pencil.


Novel Approach: Drama Queen, Drama King, and the Fool


21”x21”x 2”
Made with vintage prints, typewriter parts, ink pens and nibs, antique book, candelabra, book pages. 
Every great story includes a drama queen, a drama king, and a fool to shake things up.



21” x 21”
Made with vintage silverware, clock, paintbrush and ruler which spell out HOME. Antique Forget Me Not book with key, doorknob and key lock on cover. Pages from vintage book on home design featuring suggested colors for bedroom/hobby room, powder room, library and study, dining-living room. 
Chapter Title pages  from vintage Manner of Home book including 
Memories of Home, Home Adornments, Leaving Home, and Family Secrets. 

No one will ever forget the memories of home; the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, along with all those juicy family secrets. 




Oil pastel with vintage wooden tops spinning down open road being chased by spinning tornado.

Color Your World


21” x 25”

Made with used tubes of oil paint, paint brushes with birch tree twig, drift wood and shell handles,  old paint brush  with hand painted globe on brush hanging by a nail on original acrylic painting of space, vintage metal paper binder, vintage world map.

There’s no finer artist than Mother Nature.


I’ve Got the Music in Me


22” x 36”

Made with sheet music, doll parts, assorted parts from violin, flute,  trumpet, piano, clarinet, tambourine, and guitar.


Finding your Way


22”x 25”

Made with found twigs and leaves, mushrooms and acorns, vintage bisque doll parts, ladder, cuckoo clock part, vintage animal figurines, star map, brass keyhole with eye peering out, original pastel drawing.

Sometimes getting lost is the best way to be found.


Down the Rabbit Hole



Made with wooden rabbit, top hat, book pages, alarm clock, playing cards,mirror, bisque doll parts, vintage illustrations, keys, tea cups, spoon, dollhouse furniture, candelabra, bottle, and numerous miniatures.

We all find ourselves falling down the rabbit hole from time to time. Try to make the best of it like Alice did.


Water Music


22” x 28”
Made with violin, deconstructed trumpet parts, faucet, barometer,compass,  watering can spout with “water” made from vintage jewelry crystals , music stand holding vials of seeds, vintage flower prints, old sheet music.

The Exodus


24” x 30”
Old Zeppelin model, vintage trains and train tracks, various vintage animal toys, trees, palm tree,  canoe with bisque doll, rock,  old celestial and star maps, crystal stars, chains.
Studies have shown that animals are much more attuned to the environment than humans are and can sense major changes in weather triggering instincts to move to a higher ground. Perhaps something unworldly will assist their emigration to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” unless they allow a few of us to hitch a ride. 

Wheel of Fortune


23” x 23”
Made with old parcheesi game board, antique trumpet parts, wooden mold, vintage game spinner, painted wooden bird, wooden block, crown, antique bisque doll parts, jester, tea cup, spoon and saucer with heart in cup, spoon, wooden chair with rabbits, old fortune teller cards, wooden goblet.

Life: Spin the wheel. You never know what you’re going to get. 


The Architecture of Personality


19” x 29”
Made with rulers, parts of old cuckoo clock, calipers, wooden leveler, vintage optometrist test glasses, marbles, old wooden gear, watch parts, marbles, plastic nose pencil sharpener, ears and mouth, pencil, old blueprint, anatomy drawings, doll eyes.
It takes a strong foundation to keep a personality disorder in order. 

Scenes from Home


25” x 31”
Made with hand cut wooden rulers, pages from vintage House Plans Magazine, midcentury doll house furniture, vintage paper doll parts, sheep, celestial print, food wheel made from old kitchen whisk, old toys and game pieces, brass dog head gazing into mirror with doll eye in his mouth, chair with pencils and ink pen nibs, glass with grapes, tea cup and bedazzled shoe under couch, lion door knocker with dog at door.  In attic there is a collage of old prints, an old wooden box, candle, chair, tin beach ball. 
I have depicted the home and the various rooms as a stage set where acts and drama-both comedic and dramatic- play out on a daily basis. 

The Dream Slayer


18”x 20”
Made with vintage dollhouse furniture, old map of the heavens, bisque doll and doll arm, antique lead military horse and rider, old tin ball, souvenir globes, marbles, vintage letter opener “sword,” dinosaurs, rabbit blowing trumpet, ladder, old pulley, chain, watch parts.
When the magic hour arrives and the sleeping hours begin, that’s when the dream slayer heeds the warning that danger is near. The soldier rises from bed,
assembles their army, grabs a sword and slays the nightmare under the bed. 

One Trick Pony



Made with vintage architecture prints, antique lithographs, vintage animals, chair, midcentury dollhouse doll, old game parts and marbles, tea pot, parasol. 

We all have one spectacular act that can be performed only once in our lives, hopefully with an audience. I think this pony outdid himself. 


Thoughts and Notes Exclaimed



Exclamation mark made with antique book cover, original class notes from 1920s, old postcards and illustrations, antique deer and sheep, glass inkwells, pocket watch, shell, twig, vintage book, ink pen and ink pen nibs.

I have a vast collection of old journals written during the early part of the 20th century when living life seemed to always come with an exclamation point. Back then the simple act of visiting a friend, strolling the beach or just taking an afternoon walk came with an appreciation and excitement we don’t associate with the mundane these days.  It’s probably why so many old journal entries ended with a big ‘ol fat ink exclamation  point instead of a period. I pay homage to this by affixing old ink pen nibs to the end of the shell and twig dipped in the ink wells, and using them as thorns, flower buds, deer antlers, sheep legs and the stem of a grape. Maybe Covid  has taught us to use an exclamation mark on the mundane. 


Hot and Cold Personality

18” x 24”
Made with vintage hot and cold handles and faucet, handle, antique etchings, illustrations from an 1900 edition of the book Pilgrim’s Progress, brass halo, and vintage items pouring out of the faucet. 
Due to the current state of affairs in this world we all are trying to share, I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one whose personality is running hot and cold these days. 

Making Cents of it All

24” x 26”
Made with vintage money, antique The Fortune Teller game box cover, brass scale, vintage bull and bear figurines, “crystal ball” with dice, copper pennies, vintage metal cent symbol, cards from old card game.