Archive for the ‘UpCycled Art Projects’ Category

Market Days at The Gables
June 12, 2021

Cousin Joanne and friend with The Beatles
at Market Days at The Gables
A couple characters

There’s no place like home…
May 23, 2021

Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

3D portrait | Found objects on salvaged barnwood | oil paint sticks
28” x 9”.

My quirky 3-D portraits are crafted using salvaged barn wood, recycled materials, and oil paint sticks. With expressive eyes and a quote or lyric imprinted in their mouths (using a leather stamping tool) each one has a message to deliver.

A few of my 3-D Portraits…
March 13, 2021

Available at

Be Bold or Italic…
January 12, 2021

never regular. This. Now in my Etsy shop Boardtalkstudio. Click on the link to go there.

Head up Wings out
January 12, 2021

Butterfly girl is ready to go. See more pics in my Etsy shop here at Boardtalkstudio.

With Mirth and Laughter…
January 12, 2021

let old wrinkles come. -Shakespeare To get details on this happy senior citizen click on the link to my shop Boardtalkstudio

It’s all in the way You Look at it
January 12, 2021

Click on the link for details on paintbrush guy, now in my Etsy shop Boardtalkstudio.

March 17, 2020

for a pop of color…
March 4, 2020

Boho headbands are now in my Etsy shop.

Starting 2020 off with New Handmade Bags
February 2, 2020

New Mixed Media Characters on Wood
January 3, 2020

Not Your Everyday Bag
November 8, 2019

You can see details in my Etsy shop: itzaChicThing (all are made with recycled materials)

These unique little handmade clutch bags were made to go with your look for the day, for special occasions or for gifting to that special someone with an eclectic boho style.

Boho Patchwork
August 27, 2019

click on pic for link to my Etsy shop

“Breathe it all in Love it all out”- Mary Oliver
August 1, 2019

she’s a grombre girl with a bit of a goth attitude–now in my Etsy shop

She Had Wings
July 31, 2019

Click on photos to get details in my Etsy shop–BoardTalkStudio.

Orange Hair with Baby Bangs
July 20, 2019

soon to be in my Etsy shop

July 18, 2019

new additions to my Etsy shop

“to plant a garden …”
July 3, 2019 to believe in tomorrow” -Audrey Hepburn

weathered cedar board | bottlecaps | button |corks | hooks | oil paint

Market Days at The Gables
June 17, 2019

Had a couple of fun days at the Market Days event. It was the first time I’ve taken my crazy board people art out on the road. The response I got was great and I’m ready to get back to work in my studio to replenish my inventory. My first commitment is to finish a custom jacket order though, then I can switch gears.

Carys and Louise
April 24, 2019

This portrait was commissioned as a surprise birthday gift for Carys Louise, whose cute little dog is also named Louise.


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