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Gallery

My current gallery, check back often. I’m always workingcommon%20ground%20oct%20copy common%20ground%20oct%20night.windowred toddler.chair.4 toddler.chair.3 teapot_3 teapot_4

Mermaid

Mermaid

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Mermaid Desk front view

Mermaid Desk front view

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copper pot

copper pot

Blue cannonball pot

Blue cannonball pot

Joy in every language frames the images that are special to Susan. The circel includes a dolphin, a butterfly, a black cat, a crane, hearts and flowers

Joy in every language frames the images that are special to Susan. The circel includes a dolphin, a butterfly, a black cat, a crane, hearts and flowers

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Pieces of gourd that are always left over I draw on. I use them for Jewlery, decorations for pots, etc.

Pieces of gourd that are always left over I draw on. I use them for Jewlery, decorations for pots, etc.

Dargonfly potpourri and decorated pot

Dargonfly potpourri and decorated pot

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Common Ground

I have been working with a gallery in Asheville called Common Ground, and I’m pretty excited about it. The gallery emphasizes recycled, upcycled art. Artists using found materials, discarded household items and lots of natural materials make everything from furniture to jewelry. Donna, the owner, is always looking for new artists to consign with Common Ground.

Her Facebook page,

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Ground/139085086169629

has new work posted every week. I have work there and I’m almost finished with a full-sized desk featuring a mermaid and sea designs.

Please check Common Ground on Facebook!

more new work

I’m working on something called upcycling…I think. I’m finding old, worn, chipped, ugly pieces of furniture and household items and making them into art pieces. To me, everything’s a canvas. I posted pictures of the duck and now I’d like to show off a wastebasket, a teapot and another stool.

I’m busy on my days off prepping an odd chair, a desk, 2 sewing machine cabinets (minus the sewing machines), a set of chairs, another stool and a couple of wooden boxes that used to hold shoes. Before Winter sets in and it’s too cold to do this kind of messy work outside I hope to have these pieces finished and ready for drawing. My TRUE LOVE. That I can do inside. I’d love to have them completed in time to sell during the Christmas season. You’ll see them here first, of course.

I love making old ugly things into ART. Don’t you?