Travel Writer



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

Good Night


Made with original pastel drawing on vintage photo album pages, original photo album  cover, wooden boat and oars, clock, and old star maps.
Day is done. Gone the sun.

Go Play



Made with old doll and carousel horse, vintage blocks and toys, marbles, celluloid dog, mid-century Fisher Price toy parts, and antique wood ornamental pieces.

Heed this message: regardless of your age or issues of life you are juggling all at once, everyone needs to take the time to Go Play!

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.

Celestial Engineer


24” x 30” 

Made with old erector set parts, vintage jewelry, old remote control, marbles, clock pendulum and hand painted acrylic solar system.

Whomever or whatever is in control of the remote, it’s all still a beautiful mystery. Just look up.


Time Traveler


21” x 30”

Made with vintage tin toy rocket, trumpet parts, old gauge, typewriter parts, telescope, watch faces and parts, wood propeller, bisque doll head, shaving brush, prints from old geography book, original pastel drawing. 

If time travel were possible, would you choose to travel forward or backward?


Surrealistic Picnic


20.5” x 27.5”

Made with silverware handles, tin box, goblets with nests and eggs, tablecloth, original pastel.

When picnics turn surreal.


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.

Shelter from the Storm


30” x 32”

Made with original land deed from 1894, vintage rulers, wooden compass and calipers, trumpet handle, collage of vintage illustrations, old pencil, hand painted sky.

“Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm. Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”  Bob Dylan 


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.


Rise and Shine Showdown


18.5” x 25.5”
Made with  vintage celluloid cowboy, alarm clock, toys guns on springs, tin, moon and sun charms, , book, vintage sun and earth prints, clock parts, star map, solar system charts from old geography books. 
The alarm clock is the enemy in the battle between sleep and wakefulness. No matter hard you fight, the alarm clock and rising sun will always claim victory.

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. 

Inflated Ego


17.5”x 23.5”
Made with vintage aviation and weather charts, old phrenology prints, vintage Sears gauge, heart mirror which reflects your image 6 times, crown jewelry atop the mirror, assorted industrial parts with tubing, vintage pearl pin popping head. 
When you look into the heart shaped mirror you will see  six images of yourself wearing a crown. If you find yourself gazing too long or repeatedly at your reflection it may cause your ego to inflate to dangerous levels. Should this occur please use pin provided to pop your ego and return safely to the ground. 

Hatching Humanities


28.5”x 22”
Made with eggs, vintage magazine cover, prints from antique sketch book, time chart and illustrations from 1928 geography book, pages from antique dictionary, doll eyes, pocket watch faces, tin globe, compass, brass heart, nesting. 

Every great and life changing innovation throughout history has always sprung first from the hatching of an idea. 


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. 

Special Delivery


21” x 21”
shown  in 2.5” framed which is wrapped with old postmarked envelopes.
 Please email me for additional photos of piece displayed on wall.
Made with vintage original letters, envelopes and postage stamps, vintage mailman die cut, old brass post office box with eye peering out, typewriter keys and parts used on wheels and as envelope wings, weather barometer, sealing wax. 

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat or gloom of night stays these couriers from their swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

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. 


21” x 21”
Made with vintage card game box and cards, road maps,, flash bulbs, suitcase,  vintage bottle caps, compass, vintage metal gas station pump toy,fork, knife, spoon, old toy car towing  a vintage camera. 

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.