Friday, April 18, 2014

Postcard #8

I love the way the colors in these upcycled postcards keep changing, based on the junk mail of the day.  This was a multi-page advertisement, so I made 4 postcards from it. I like the way the white paint obscures the edges of the individual pieces in the collages, yet still allows some of the picture to peek through.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Travis and his brother, Tate, stopped over yesterday for a photo session. They were born in rescue to a rottweiler mix mom, and we are guessing that dad was a black lab. All of the puppies are solid black, but they each have such unique personalities!

Travis is available for adoption through Hands, Hearts & Paws.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Postcard #7

Another shift in the palette for this postcard. I am enjoying the variety of colors each day, and the randomness of the colors that I am combining. This postcard got a little gold and blue paint added as the final layers.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Expanding and Continuing

My upcycling of junk mail has now spread to catalogs. The base layer of this journal cover is several pages from a recent catalog that came in the mail. I bought some canvases to expand on this idea and hopefully create some very textural paintings. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Postcard #6

Yesterday's mail only had one lone piece of junk mail, so it was slim pickings for today's junk mail postcard! This is not one of my favorites, but I think that is mostly because of the limited palette. Hopefully Monday's mail will bring some more variety! (How many people do you know that look forward to receiving junk mail?!?!)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Busy Saturday!

Female, 6 years old
Golden Retriever/Poodle Mix

Male, 3 years old
Yorkshire Terrier

Female, 6 years old

Today's rescue transport brought 10 dogs and puppies to the safety of rescue! There was a litter of 10 week old puppies all the way through an 8 year old poodle with two injured legs. These are three of my favorites.