Category Archives: Hammer

Lucky Town

I love tools and I love building things. So when I found this vintage Stanley tool box at an antique store closing sale, I snapped it right up. My first inspiration was to use this hand colored map with a … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Having Lots of Stuff

The customs agent looked at my list and eyed me suspiciously. “Brass hardware??” “Yes”, I said, and happily held up my small plastic bag of delicious patina. Clearly he did not understand my enthusiasm. I had just spent hours inside … Continue reading

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I love before and afters: the boring one bedroom house that becomes a charming cottage with new paint, a picket fence, some flowers. Or the pallets upcycled into headboards, tables and bookshelves. I had transformation in mind when I saw … Continue reading

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Following a Thread of Inspiration

Last Friday my beloved and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Since we are both artists, we enjoy including handmade gifts. I was inspired by a postage stamp of this painting by Charles Demuth to create an assemblage with the … Continue reading

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Finding True North

From the moment I saw the derelict heater at Island Recycling, I knew what I wanted to make from it. I saw the parts rearranged, painted and repurposed into an altar. The details did not become apparent until I began … Continue reading

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Remodel update

The word pond went dry while I was remodeling. But I have pictures! This was before… And this was during… The solution. And the final results (well, almost final)

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Finding Delight in the Middle of Chaos

After twelve years of living in the same tiny house and rearranging the furniture at least twice a year, you would think I would have exhausted the possibilities. But this week, forced by the necessity of exposing the walls for … Continue reading

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