art has had major shifts over the years.
I began as a water colorist focusing on florals and portraits. That expanded into mural work that had me
traveling the country painting hotels, day care centers, and private
homes. But I was always drawn to a more
vintage style and soon transferred my painting from walls to old furniture, and
started an antique business at my home.
I also used my farmhouse as a staging area for various articles in
decorating magazines where I wrote step by step directions on painting or
at auctions buying furniture, I kept finding myself attracted to boxes of crumbling
ephemera, the faded, soft petals of millinery, tubs of yellowed linens with
delicate lace, and other smaller things.
I developed a passion for old paper, especially wallpaper, and fell in
love with making collage and assemblage pieces with these treasures. After hauling scaffolding around for years as
a muralist and loading vans of heavy furniture, it was a joy to have a
Since I love to junk shop for beautiful things, and the Midwest is such a treasure trove to shop in, I find much more vintagey goodness than I will ever need for myself, my cottage, or my own projects. So, I will try to keep an assortment of flea market finds stocked here for you to browse through.
And as a prolific artist and work-a-holic, there will be many hand made pretties for you to enjoy too. Please check my blog for up to date news about what is coming in this boutique.
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