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BELL OF THE BALL - Assemblage Doll

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BELL OF THE BALL is such a fun young lady, with poor eyesight, who loves to party all night long!  She is made of found objects such as an vintage upside down silver bread basket, oil can...

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GUITAR ART

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These two guitars were made with found objects and scrap.  On the first guitar "BLAZE" I have used a vintage wooden furniture pediment, license plate letters, hand drill parts and iron toys. On...

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Rolling with Salvador Dali

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Up in my attic was my old painting easel.

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Smile and the World Smiles With You...But DON'T PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH!

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36"w X 24"h X 18"d ventriloquist dummy shrine tipping my hat to vaudeville comedy during the 1940s.

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MUSE DES FLEURS with HAWK table lamp and music box

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This 62H" x 20W" table lamp definitely makes me smile!  I found an old end table that needed a pick-me-up.  I had an fiberglass dress form I had cut into parts and created a metal...

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FLYING ACE on the RED BARON toy truck lamp by Lauretta Lowell

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23" H x 9"W x 11"L This toy truck lamp has shades that are made of hand painted vintage tin molds and the bottom shade is a vintage O-Cedar Mop tin. The toy truck is from the 40s. Snoopy is...

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LAUGH BLOCKBUSTER

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22"H X 17"W X 6"D

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RED ROVER, RED ROVER...

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I had a vintage KIWI shoe shine box in my workshop for quite a while.

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SMILE BLOCKHOUSE

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18"H x 17"w x 6"D assemblage made from wood pieces of dominoes, blocks, game pieces, scrabble tiles, etc., etc.  So much fun to look and and cheers up any room!!!

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RADIANT MOP MAN

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36"H X 16"W X 7"D This assemblage man hangs on the wall and is made from an early 1900s theatre mask, a vintage mop tin and vintage tape measures. Since he looks a bit like Will Rogers, when you look...

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1930s Rancho California Girls

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I've been having a lot of fun this summer with my new Jig Saw. Always intrigued with the 1930s-1940s early California Spanish/American glamour girls, I decided to cut out of wood the shapes of these...

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WADING

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28"W x 12"H I had found a yard sale frame with an old sepia photo of these little children in it. I used the frame on a piece of art I had but couldn't throw away the photo because the kids were too...

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THE SUBTERFUGE - Steampunk underwater vehicle

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33"W x 16"H x 9"D wall hanging. Very cool steampunk piece based on asking the question: "What would happen if you mixed evolution with the industrial revolution?" Made out of an old frame, vintage...

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"THE BIG O" 7 foot Assemblage Ostrich

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7 foot assemblage ostrich I had a lot of fun making!!!  I cut off the legs of the metal yard crane in my back yard and added them to the legs of a beautiful antique table I had (and destroyed...

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1940s US City Unknown

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17"H x 24"W x 7"D piece I created in my mother's old cutlery case.

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RED MAX & HIS MONO-WHEEL OF CHANCE

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24"h X 24"W X 15"d Wall assemblage of Red Max.  I fell in love with this antique carnival wheel and had to have it. I then turned an old wooden 20" art doll into this bike riding character Red...

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Kaleidoscope Angel Totem, The world is NOT Black & White

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24"H x 15"W x 5"D Colorful, serene wall angel totem. She is made out of an antique candle sconce. Quite an eye catcher!

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ON WINGS & A HARE

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30"w X 15"h X 4"d Box assemblage made with vintage/antique blocks, spools, soldiers, balls, photos, etc. etc. This can hang on a wall or sit on a table. I really love the way these turned out...

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PIN UP GIRLS

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36"H X 8"W X 6"D Pin Up Girls made out of antique juggling pins, vintage composition doll heads and all kinds of other vintage goodies!!!!

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Steampunk Table Light

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14"H x 5"W x 8"D Steampunk desk light made out of a vintage wood alarm clock, a kitchen grinder, a lantern, a small swimming award and some costume jewelry. The light actually works too. I just love...

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