Archive for the ‘UpCycled Art Projects’ Category

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.

Dogs and their Humans
March 13, 2019

I’ve been painting birthday presents

Board Talk
February 10, 2019

January 21, 2019

It’s something new that I’m doing to break the “spell”. Mixed media assemblage art with a story. Old boards, all kinds of recycled materials (and some oil paint sticks that I found hiding in my studio) got me out of the uninspired mode I was in.

Their expressions are all unique and their “stories” (quotes that I find while looking for inspiration) are hand-hammered into the wood and painted.

You can find the details in my new etsy shop:

August 13, 2018

A few of my favorites

I see a Wish
July 11, 2018

Embellished denim vest – “Some see a weed, I see a wish.” Now in my Etsy shop. Click on picture below to get the details.

Boho Hippie Chic Artwear
May 6, 2018

Click on the picture to see the new additions to my Etsy shop and get the details

April 29, 2018

Now in my etsy shop, just click on the photo to go directly to the listing for details and additional pictures.

November 26, 2017

Mixed media messages

wood blocks | painted twigs | bottle caps | buttons | wooden spools | wine corks | paint

Upcycled functional art: for holding pencils, paintbrushes, knitting needles, crochet hooks or decorative sticks.

Enjoy your day…
November 15, 2017

live out loud!




Scatter Joy. ~emerson
November 15, 2017

embellished with recycled textiles and paint | one-of-a-kind

oversized S denim LizWear jacket


Jacket Weather is Just Around the Corner
October 9, 2017

embellished denim jackets now at Bombadil Studios in Springfield, Il

Enbellished Denim Jackets
September 9, 2017

upcycled using vintage textiles and other fabric snippets.

On the way to L.A. 
August 28, 2017

Boho happy hippie wear shipped to L.A. 

Making Hats
August 11, 2017

Here are a few of my most recent hat creations–all are made with recycled fabrics.   So. I’m working towards stocking my etsy shop — it’s looking rather bare right now. Watch for new things to come. In the meantime, to see what I’ve made (and sold) in the past you can click here.  


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