Tuesday, August 31, 2010


My buddy Sherry decided to dive in to the world of curb side garbage snagging (that's the official term, I'm certain) and scored me these awesome windows. I have people! It's good to have people!! This is called Shopping Bag because I saw a similar design on a shopping bag once. ($150)
Here is a close up detail of the window.
Still love the window, only there is a tiny crack across one of the panes. You can't see it because it's covered in paint. Cracked ($50)
Dueling Guitars ($100)
I am most excited about this score. Driving home from purchasing art supplies I came upon this bad boy in the garbage. My poor kids had to scrunch their legs up so I could fit it in the back seat. All for the sake of art! Modern Poppies ($150) Isn't it great?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ready to roll....

Ready to roll! (Vintage magazine....vintage bike....vintage window) $100
Late bloomer ($75)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Clean laundry and swirly music

Swirly music (vintage music/acrylic) $75 It looks so much cooler when you get closer to it!
Clean Laundry (larger older window) $100

Friday Five: Creative websites to visit

What a glorious day! It's sunny and 78 here....but the best part is that there is NO humidity!! My hair and my drying paint say....YES!!! In celebration of the beautiful day, here is your Friday Five!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Being joyful AND engergetic

....it does. Really. My kids OWN the world :) ($25)
My very favorite verse of all time. Truly something I try (but often fail) at doing every day! ($25)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tis better to eat you with my dear....

The title has absolutely no relevance to the contents of this post, I've just always wanted to say that line......

Leave a tail ($25)
For my friend Kiley, a gift for someone who lost a loved one recently.
This is for a super teacher! The other one I had like this sold at an auction that she was at.....but it wasn't her, so she had me make another one!
Iowa prairie ($75) Loving the colors on this one!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Big news on the creative front! I was given the opportunity to do a teen room at a clinic for kids up in Hiawatha. I am so stoked! It's right up my alley. I'm going to do five windows with a funky theme (see above) and then some awesome, "swirlies" in the corner of the room. I'll be sure to post photos when I'm done! Here is one of the windows I'm going to use, it's called, "Happiness is knocking at your door."

How true. Happiness is knocking at all of our doors, you just have to let it in!!
Oops! sorry about the orientation on this one....really! It's a funky chalk message board. Circle one says TO BUY then CALL and finally TO DO! It works....hence the chalk writing! Thanks for the inspiration Nickie!! ($35)

Here is another one of my thrifty projects. I found and old post at a garage sale for $3, painted it white, bought hardware for $5 and Voila! The boys have a place to hang their coats and backpacks!
Here is my other thrifty find....actually it was free. On the street corner, complete with a glass top. Makes a marvelous desk. My husband is thrilled to have his very own drawer.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Martha's Rug

I am in love with these colors for fall. Golden oranges, tans and mustards. This one is called Martha's Rug because I saw a rug in a Martha Stewart Living magazine and was inspired. ($100)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simple Instructions

I need these plastered all over my house. As simple as they are, I often forget to do them!!

Simple Instructions. ($25 each)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance (small sign) $25

Firm Foundation (large window) Vintage hymns ($75) Below

Funky Aspens

Funky Aspens (old window...with really cool paint!) $75

New boards

This is a wedding gift for a couple, I finished it off by putting a bible verse on it...just didn't get a photo!
Ooops! Sorry about that. Just stand on your head.....

A bunch of fungi's.....get it? Fun Guys? Ha!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Five: Creative websites to visit

Happy Friday! We've been having a super hot and humid summer here in Iowa and it soon will come to an end (or so we hope) Here are some websites to celebrate the end of summer and give you some last minute ideas!

Come check out my art booth this weekend in front of Espresso 13 in Lisbon!!! I'll have all the windows you could ever want!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Messy Pear and Freedom

Those are butterflies and they're cut out of an old romance novel. Freedom ($75)
Here we go with the pears again. They're so beautiful though. Messy Pear ($100)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wooden creations

The kitchen table studio! Getting ready for a display for Sauerkraut Days here in Lisbon.

I was busy this afternoon......

Monday, August 9, 2010


Here is a storm window that my buddy and fellow collector or cool things helped me score. One of them went to her sister in law (see below) and the other is waiting for a new home. They are about 5ft by 3ft....that is a lazy form of measuring by the way. You know you want it.

Simple eye flowers with a clear background (frame can be painted as well!) $75

Saturday, August 7, 2010

God Bless America

I have had this huge vintage window sitting in my mudroom for a while, it was staring me down every time I went in there. I finally decided to give it some love. Here is what I came up with. The lyrics to God Bless America are in the background. I really like it and wish I a blank wall (which is hard to find in an artists house!!) to hang it on. Instead I hope it can go to someone else who will love it too! God Bless America ($125)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Custom orders

I've had a slew of custom orders for windows as well as wedding, baby and anniversary gifts. I LOVE making things for people and making them exactly how they want. There's nothing better than when you show them your creation and they say, "That is exactly what I wanted!"

If you want to get a hold of me, just click on the contact button on the right side of the blog and you'll find all of my info. Just shoot me an email and tell me what you want.

Remember it's never to early to start thinking about Christmas presents!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Symphony of trees

Reclaimed frame with pears....no name yet, but it's only $40!
This is for a set of twin babies that are struggling in the hospital to stay alive. They could use your prayers as well!
Symphony of trees (vintage music, watercolor, acrylic) $75

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It is well

Refurbished old frame with glass. Sonata ($60) with the words to Be Thou My vision printed behind it. Looks pretty sweet (sorry about the glare!)
It is well ($75) One side is see through (the side with the dots)

Anniversary gift

Here is a commissioned piece I did for a couple celebrating their anniversary!


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