Category Archives: studio

Backsides…

So you’ve seen lots of painted cards by now (what? you missed them? check out the gallery here), but maybe you’re wondering… how does the WRITING side look? Yup, I usually forget all about that side, but perhaps it’s important to you, since that’s the side you’re writing your sweet, sarcastic or sassy thoughts on…

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hard maple

so write whatever message you like. Today I’ve been thinking about my friend, Beth, way out in Colorado. IMG_E9221

Just write your note with a pencil or ballpoint pen, pop it in the envelope provided and hand deliver. If you decide to mail your card, please remember to put it in a bubble envelope or padded envelope, available at the post office, & mail as a package. These cards are fragile, real wood & one of a kind.

Have fun & happy connecting with all those people you’ve been thinking about-


Come on down…

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Vintage-Twisted cards at The Pink Geranium & Co

829 W. Northwest Highway – Artifactural Furniture Building – Barrington, IL.

Go get yourself one.


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new hand-painted wood cards.

real wood, real paint, write a note with a ball point pen on the back & pop it in the mail with a standard stamp.

available here next week.

 

 

 

 


What? Wood Cards? What’s that?

A few years ago I found some wood cards from Cardtorial at the Renegade Art Fair in Chicago. I love this card so much, I have yet to send it. The wood is a great weight and I just can’t get enough of wood.

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How cool is a wood card?

I’ve been checking out wood samples everywhere, trying different mediums with the wood, sizes, shapes and Hurray! The best art medium/wooden card combo is also my favorite thing thing to do- paint.

 

Here’s my favorite so far:

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hand-painted sugar skull on cherry wood 4×6

This one’s off in the mail, with a letter written in ballpoint on the back and a single stamp. I’ll post more when they’re done.

What do you think?


sugar & spice or something else?

Girls love pink, right? Really, some of us only like pink if it’s highlighting a sugar skull & some attitude.

Bring it on.

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See more of this bad girl here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72832133/pink-gray-sugar-skull-painting


“Burning Sage for Love”…by ShopMichL

Ooooo- look at that pretty little green stool… this color makes me feel like spring is sneaking up on us, don’t you think? Thanks to ShopMichL for including Vintage-Twisted in this lovely Etsy Treasury.

‘Burning Sage for Love.’ by ShopMichL

The faint scent of smoky sage is what I sense in this color palette. Did you know sage in the Old West was known as ‘Cowboy Cologne?’


Hand Stamped Cards, Sage Gre…  

$4.99

Antiqued Silver Flower Cuff …  

$17.00

Poison Ivy Tangled Clover (l…  

$52.00

SAGE, SWEETGRASS and CEDAR -…  

$7.50

Chicago Cityscape – 12x15in …  

$49.95

Architectural Salvage (Roset…  

$

Patchouli Mint French Green …  

$5.50

Spinner’s Diz – Earthenw…  

$11.75

Sage and Purple Stool  

$75.00

Birds Of A Feather Glass Til…  

$

Sage Green Cup Cozy, Mug Sle…  

$17.50

10 yards SAGE waxed Irish li…  

$3.75

Tri-Flux-Capacitor Earrings …  

$12.00

Where Moss is Made  

$32.00

SALE Vintage Pair of Celadon…  

$165.00

Sage Green Minky Dot  

$11.75

Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com A/B image testing.


sugar skulls continued…

It seems my obsession with sugar skulls has no limits.

Right now I’m working on two- this pink canvas with a steel gray sugar skull that has undertones of this really pretty green:

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and this dark gray table. I haven’t started working on his face yet- do you think he’ll be sweet or sinister? Hmmm.

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I’m not through with those sugar skulls, either. What about a bright, multi-colored sugar skull on the charcoal gray? and black? or some crazy muted colors on white, deconstructing, layering, repeating in patterns? and I’m dreaming of another trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art, right down there in Pilsen.

And yet, still thinking & preparing for what’s coming next. Do you have pictures of your favorite tattoos to send me?