These are the gallery pages of August, September and October 2009

Thanks for visiting my good and sturdy art gallery! My art is 95% trash, made from stuff I find on the ground, at yard sales and thrift stores, broken stuff and stuff friends send me.  This art is made at my studio at Art Queen in Joshua Tree, California. It's good to be back home after my Big Tour. Thanks to all who came out to see me, and all the fun new friends I made, I feel very blessed!

 

miss terri ford (glory of the continent in minnesota) responded that she liked being a good and sturdy receiver of goodness, as i proclaimed those on my good and sturdy art list of being. she sent me this picture, which a friend said resembled her and i think we all know what this is, this is a good and sturdy industrial strength receiver of goodness (invented by nikola tesla, in picture). : )

 

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RAPTURE

18" x 24" $150

Ingredients: painting from a sale on my recent tour of the usa, i think it's from a flea market in kansas city, ks; dolls from friends and the thrift stores of my life; pull tabs from the cats' food; trim wood from my old ceiling at my studio at art queen; letters from sales, friends and ebay; pull tabs on back from art queen kitties and their food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kitty Brophy in Kailua Kona, HI)

i couldn't resist and i am borrowing the rapture painting idea from jesse wiedel, who is currently showing his strange and wonderful works at art queen, "the cold hard fiction of life", opening this saturday, october 24th, 6-9 pm, write me if you want me to mail you a postcard of the show. his rapture painting (and others in the show) incorporates his interest in the illustrations from Jehovah's witness literature.

 

 

 

 

I'M PERFECT JUST THE WAY I AM

10.5" x 14" $180


Ingredients: board with celestial angel scene carved on the back from sandy crouse, who also gave me the glitter and some of the jewelry; turquoise pieces from the yucca valley swap meet; jewelry from alice mccoy from stockbridge, georgia and from joyce davis and spicey and kinky of yucca joshua tree and from other friends and sales and from kathy mattern of phoenix, arizona; pull tabs on back from the cats' food at art queen, love and perfection from shari

SOLD (thank you Jackie Monkarsh in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

I'M PERFECT JUST AS I AM

11.5" $100

Ingredients: rusty old can lid from a pile of cool old metal stuff on the side of the road near groveland, calif, on a recent visit to my dad and step mom; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; buttons from sales and friends and sandy; rhinestone necklace from the yucca valley swap meet; shells from some sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Patti Neighmond in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

HAIRSTYLES FOR TODAY'S MODERN WOMAN

SASSY, BIG TOP, SWAMP, CURLY, FESTIVE, ANIMAL

7.5" x 14" $180

Ingredients: box from a thrift store on my recent tour of the usa; spools from ann morrissey davidson and her mother in alton, illinois, same for the green fringe; pom poms and zebra yarn and wooden blinds from sandy crouse of ohio; old towel from a yard sale; other stuff from friends, sales and my collection, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jonathan Scott in Boston, MA)

 

 

 

 

HERE I AM, I'M YOUR MONSTER

7.5" x 7.5" $75

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; beads from alice mccoy in stockbridge, georgia; gems from the yucca valley swap meet; eyes from ebay; pull tab from the cats' food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY HAPPENS

JUST BEE

4.5" x 3.5" $30 happy happens

3.5" x 5" $40 just bee

Ingredients: old drawer from the desert; buttons from yard sales and friends; glitter from sandy crouse; eyes from a jt thrift store, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Patti Neighmond in Los Angeles, CA)

SOLD (thank you Patti Neighmond in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

MAKE NEW FRIENDS, BUT KEEP THE OLD. ONE IS SILVER AND THE OTHER'S GOLD

7.5" x 7.5" $65

Ingredients: wood from art queen storage; glitter from sandy crouse; buttons from a desert thrift store; other things from friends, some silver and some gold; pull tab on back from art queen kitties and their food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kathy Peterson in Minneapolis, MN)

 

 

 

THERE'S NOTHING SCARIER THAN FEAR

6.5" x 4" $70

Ingredients: old drawer i took apart from the desert; sequins and dried up glitter glue pen and glove finger from sandy crouse of ohio; red pull tab on back from a can, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Marilyn Morrissey in Texas)

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY TODAY

I like to play with this ball of string

14" x 15" $200


Ingredients: old drawer from the desert; crayons from a recent sale or a friend, oops, i forgot, sometimes they get away; wood (nose) from sandy crouse of ohio, i think the ball of string is also from sandy; eyes from ebay; cap from max daniels of harvard; letters from sales, friends and ebay; wire from barr lumber in yucca valley; old piece of a box on back, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

QUEEN OF THE SEA

9.5" x 5" $85

Ingredients: cut sign which had stenciled in pencil: "HI" from some sale and which i had a sign for art queen's many mansions revolving grotto; my old credit cards cut up; glitter from sandy crouse the queen of glitter and craft supplies; necklace from the yucca valley swap meet; pull tab from the cats, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Patti Neighmond in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

 

 

JESUS, HE GOT OFF THE CROSS, SO CAN YOU

9" x 9"  $100

Ingredients: old painted pine shelf from a yard sale in yucca valley, calif; jesus from a plastic and rhinestone cross from a very long ago flea market in los angeles; jewels and glitter and things from sandy crouse in ohio; other things from friends and yard sales and thrift stores; pull tab on back from the cats and their food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rosa Ficara from Joshua Tree and Riccochet)

 

 

 

 

DOG BLESS AMERICA

20" x 16" $130


Ingredients: painting from a thrift store in trinidad, colorado, with constance walsh on our tour to see leonard cohen at red rocks amphitheater recently; wood (nose) from around art queen; pearls from the yucca valley swap meet; eyes from ebay,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Joyce Deep in Los Angeles, CA)

 

WELCOME FISH

16" x 5"  $70

Ingredients: old drawer found in the desert; broken car window from portland, oregon with joanne licardo; letters from sales and friends and thrift stores and cut from my old spa sandals; eye from ebay; pipe cleaner from sandy crouse, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Ida and Angus Torrance from Scotland whom I had the pleasuure ot meet at Ted Quinn's Reality Night at Pappy and Harriet's last month)

 

 

DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY

9"  $140 SALE now $120

Ingredients: wooden plate from a thrift store in california on "shari's big tour", this summer; wood (dog nose) from art queen storage; pearls from the yucca valley swap meet; max daniel's old toothpaste cap (from boston, MA); eyes from ebay; pull tab from art queen kitties and their cat food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sue Norris in Encino, CA)

 

 

WELCOME TO THE BATHROOM

8" x 6" $100

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; wooden blinds from sandy crouse of ohio, same for the thread and glitter; aquarium rocks from a long ago thrift store on santa monica; pull tab from art queen kitties and their cat food; turquoise stones from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Molly Ragland)

 

note from shari: i also liked this one so much last week, i had to make it again this week

 

 

 

HAPPY DREAMS FISHIES

12.5" x 9"  $140

Ingredients: board, pull tab and sequins from sandy crouse of cincinnati, ohio; little wood things from constance walsh of pioneertown, calif; round wood things (eyes) from a thrift store somewhere on my recent tour of the usa; rhinestones from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

8.5" x 8.75" $140

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; yard stick from a yucca valley yard sale; plastic beads from a kc, ks flea market and made by a nice young girl selling them there; jewels and goodies and glitter from sandy crouse of ohio, eye, too; pull tab from art queen cats and their cat food; letters from sales, my road trip this summer, ebay, friends and brady vest of kansas city; i cut the L out of my old rubber slipper, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

HAPPY HAPPENS

12" x 8.5" $200

Ingredients: wood from art queen storage; pencils from the flea market in kansas city, ks, same place i got the heart and dolphin that a little girl there made and sold for 50 cents each, the best buds key chain was also from the little girl, she was very happy i bought a lot of her homemade necklaces and plastic bead art; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; piece of wood from art queen storage; buttons from friends and sales; pull tab found on the ground; turquoise from the JT hospital aux. thrift store; craft stick from sandy, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

GREAT AND MYSTICAL BUNNY BUTTERFLY, ATTRACTOR OF GOOD THINGS

8.5" x 9" $110

Ingredients: old pine shelf from a yard sale in yucca valley, calif; pez bunny, jewels, doo-dads and glitter and pull tab from sandy crouse of ohio; buttons from some sales and ramona otto and sandy crouse; home made star and monster made by a little girl selling them at the flea market in kansas city, kansas; jewels from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Eva Fitts in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

 

DOG IN HER TRUCK

(I brake for everything)

8.5" x 10" $140

Ingredients: cut board from sandy crouse in ohio who also gave me those checkers; other wood from a yucca valley yard sale; letters from ebay, sales and friends; dark sand from the coast of oregon; thread from some sale; felt from an estate sale in yucca valley, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Eva Fitts in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

WELCOME TO THE BATHROOM

8" x 6" $100

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; wooden blinds from sandy crouse of ohio, same for the thread and glitter; aquarium rocks from a long ago thrift store on santa monica; pull tab from art queen kitties and their cat food; turquoise stones from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Margaret Fox in Siasconset, MA)

 

 

 

HAPPY DOG

7" x 4.5" $90

Ingredients: broken piece of drawer from the streets of madison, wisconsin (my recent visit with JM and Nichole Fromm); pull tab from a can; piece of a nut bowl (nose); pom poms and glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; letters from thrift stores and sales and ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lelde Gilman in Portland, OR)

 

 

 

 

HAPPY HAPPENS

12.5" x 9" $175


Ingredients: board from art queen storage; orange house paint from art queen storage; buttons from sales and friends, glitter, pulltab on back, craft stick eyes and frame wood from sandy crouse and my recent visit with her in cincinnati, ohio; pipe cleaner from a yucca valley estate sale; handmade flower made from plastic melting beads, and made by that little girl selling her things at the flea market in kansas city, kansas; thread from some sale; other wood from art queen storage; letters from ebay, yard sales and the swap meet and church sales and friends,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

 

 

ANGELS WATCHING OVER US (ALWAYS)

8" x 9"  $100

Ingredients: old painted pine shelf from a yard sale in the desert; angels from some thrift stores in portland, OR, with joanne licardo; cord from something; cat chair, old eraser and dog head and pull tab from sandy crouse of ohio; vintage german glass glitter from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

 

 

 

IN DOG WE TRUST

10.5" x 6.5" $65

Ingredients: metal from the streets of nyc years ago; block of wood from a thrift store last month in Pittsburgh, PA (shari's big tour); wire, eyes and button (nose) from sandy crouse, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tina Ryman in Chatham, NJ)

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY TODAY

I like to juggle

13.5" x 15.5" $200


Ingredients: frame from a thrift store this summer in Pittsburgh, PA; board from art queen storage; shells from a desert yard sale; thread and glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; bouncing ball from a store; aquarium rocks from a long ago thrift store in santa monica, calif; letters are from friends like ramona and sandy and also from the sales of my life,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

 

 

IT'S FUN TO JUMP ON THE BED WITH MY FRIENDS

10" x 12" $160

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; frame wood and everything (almost) from sandy crouse of ohio; pencil (pieces) from some sale in the desert; turquoise stones from hospital aux. thrift store in joshua tree and also the YV swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lynn Kilroy in Santa Monica, CA)

 

 

 

MAGIC AND MYSTICAL TURQUOISE FISHY WHO LIKES TO GO FOR LONG WALKS ON THE BEACH AND PLAY SCRABBLE

6.5" x 11" $50

Ingredients: wood from art queen storage; raisin lid and pull tab from sandy crouse; eye from ebay; turquoise stones from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Ingeborg in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE

12" x 10" $135

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; wire from joanne licardo in portland, oregon; rhinestones and letters from ebay; other letters from friends and sales; buttons from sales, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rose Momsen in Bellingham, WA)

 

 

 

One day the great mystical bunny appeared to me, offering me unlimited goodness. I accepted, I am no fool.

11" x 11" $90

Ingredients:picture i painted over from a thrift store in asbury park, nj, with kate mellina; granite tile samples with pencil writing on them from sandy crouse of ohio, i think those spools are from her, too; rhinestones from ebay; hinge butterfly from something i took apart recently on my big summer tour, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lois Zetter in Carlsbad, CA)

 

DO NOT FEAR THE DEEP

3.5" x 9" $65

Ingredients: bead,  pulltab and base of a broken folk art piece (the girl with the tree was the top) from sandy crouse of ohio; sequins from the bel air, california flea market; turquoise from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Cara Silverman)

 

GOOFBALLS

16" x 5"

$100


Ingredients: zebra wood tray from the bins in portland, oregon with joanne licardo; golf balls, super balls, and beads from the thrift stores and yard sales of my life; pulltabs from sandy crouse of cincinnati, ohio; beads from my road trip from some sale or thrift store; glass eyes from ebay; necklace from some sale in the u.s.a.; pom poms also from sandy crouse; refrigerator letters may also be from sandy or some sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Cara Silverman)

 

I'M PERFECT JUST THE WAY I AM

5" x 5" $60

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; glitter, rhinestones and pull tab from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you cousin Tamie Peterson in Everett, WA)

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE IS A BIG DANCE

14" x 16.5" $150

Ingredients: old paint brushes were a gift from leonard knight of salvation mountain by the salton sea in the california desert; board from art queen storage; broken drawer found on the streets of madison, wisconsin (christmas in july) this summer; anagram letters from ebay; other letters frm sales; old nails from old wood; pull tabs from sandy crouse of ohio; old wire from an old frame, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jamie Frey in Meadowbrook, PA)

 

 

 

I'M PERFECT JUST THE WAY I AM

5" x 6"  $60

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; glitter, sequins and pull tab from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Cheryl Washington in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

I'M GROWING MY TREE OF JOY

10" x 16"  $140

Ingredients: piece of a handmade box (a theater prop, i think) from the yucca valley swap meet; my old orange juice caps; piece of a 2 tray organizer think from the bins in portland, oregon, with joanne licardo; dog and lady and pull tabs from sandy crouse in ohio; hand made necklaces from a nice little girl selling those at the swap meet in kansas city, kansas, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Katiana Zimmerman in Los Angeles, CA)

what we focus on grows, so instead of focusing on fearful things, i am enjoying focusing on happy things and growing my tree of joy

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO EVOLVE

8" x 10"  $70

Ingredients: wooden plate from a thrift store in asbury park with kate mellina; most of the other stuff is from sandy crouse of cincinnati, kate simmons and a thrift store on my recent tour, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Lelde Gilman in Portland, OR, I got to visit her this summer this summer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREE OF GOODNESS

Thank you for all of your generous gifts

14" x 10" $90

Ingredients:mushroom, old donald duck and mickey mouse plastic charms from sandy crouse of ohio; bent wood organizer tray from the bins in portland, oregon, with joanne licardo; letters from yard sales, ebay, thrift stores and the swap meets of my life; stuff from kinky of joshua tree (her old jewelry), kate simmons and sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAKE NEW FRIENDS

LET US BEE GOOD TO MOTHER NATURE

each one is 5" x 5" and $55

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; glitter and eyes from sandy crouse; leather necklace which i cut up for the bee, from a necklace from a thrift store with sandy crouse in ohio; wooden blocks from the flea market in asbury park, nj with kate mellina; beads from the kansas city kansas flea market, where i like to pick up smashed bottle caps because there are millions of them all over the ground, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Deb Lacusta in Los Angeles, CA)

SOLD (thank you Deb Lacusta in Los Angeles, CA)

 

IT'S FUN TO GROW

6.5" x 12" $75

Ingredients: board from the desert; paint brush was from tina ryman's mother's personal collection; old jewelry from kinky of joshua tree and sandy crouse of ohio and kate simmons of rancho mirage; wire found on the ground; un-glitter and long eraser (butterfly) from sandy crouse also, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Amy Fehrenbacher in Sherwood, OR)

 

 

MAKE NEW FRIENDS

4" x 4" $50

Ingredients: little picture frame thing from the bins in portland, oregon with joanne licardo; glitter and eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; wooden blocks from a flea market in asbury park with kate mellina; rocks from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Gayle Kusatsu in Van Nuys, CA)

 

 

DOGS OF THE NIGHT

5" x 3.5"  $55

Ingredients: little board from an estate sale in washington d.c., where i bought this great pineapple lamp made with resin grapes; wooden blocks and circles from the flea market in asbury park, nj with kate mellina; rhinestones and pulltab from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Richelle Cirino in Kansas City, MO)

 

I'M PERFECT JUST THE WAY I AM

5" x 5.5" $55

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; glitter, sequins and pull tab from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

I AM A MONEY MAGNET

8" x 10"  $70

Ingredients: wooden plate found in a thrift store in asbury park, NJ with kate mellina; most of the other stuff is from kate simmons of rancho mirage, calfi and sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Devon Damonte in Olympia, WA)

 

 

QUEEN OF SILLY

14" x 8" $130

Ingredients: board, jewels, pull tab (on back), yarn and mirror O's from sandy crouse of ohio; letters from yard sales, ebay, church sales and the yucca valley swap meet; pearls also from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Terri Ford, the Glory of the Continent in Minneapolis, MN)

 

THIS IS DOG'S COUNTRY.... IN DOG WE TRUST

18" x 6" $100

Ingredients: piece of an old painting that became another elf; spool and wire from sandy crouse of cincinnati, ohio; pull tabs from someone's can's; bead from kate simmons of rancho mirage, calif; eyes from a jt thrift store; pick up sticks from a flea market in asbury park, nj with kate mellina, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Margaret Fox!)

 

 

DON'T FEAR THE GLITTER

16" x 4" $80

Ingredients: board, string, glitter and shiny turquoise colored circles from sandy crouse of ohio; that pull tab on back is also from sandy and her cats jaspie, monster and smokey; beads from an old necklace i found somewhere on my recent road trip around the u.s.a., love from shari

SOLD (thank you someone is gonna surprise someone)

 

 

MR. PRESIDENT

6.5" x 4.5"  $65

Ingredients: broken drawer from the streets of madison, wisconsin on my recent visit there to have a house concert at nichole and JM's house; pull tab on back from sandy crouse; nova color paints, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Mike Berkley Orlando, Florida)

 

 

HOW 'BOUT A SNACK?

6" $65

Ingredients: wooden bowl from the bins in portland, oregon with joanne licardo in july; wooden thing i used for the nose from some sale or a friend; pull tab on back from sandy crouse of ohio; beads from that necklace i took apart recently, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Amy Fehrenbacher)

 

 

ROCK STAR

10"  $160

Ingredients:wooden handmade bowl from a thrift store in cincinnati with sandy crouse last month; wooden block from at thrift store in Pittsburgh, PA; paint brush from a desert yard sale; twisties i think are from veggies from the organic farmer's market; my old lip stick cap, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Blackwell and Randal Black in Palm Springs, CA)

 

REMEMBER TO EVOLVE

8" x 7.5"  $65

Ingredients: wooden heart from the goodwill in Pittsburgh, PA; tile samples and craft sticks from sandy crouse of cincinnati, ohio; wire from eileen hale of grass valley, calif; pull tab on back from sandy crouse, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Jacqui Hecht in Bellaire, TX)

 

DOG HEARS EVERY PRAYER

14.5" x 18.5" $120

Ingredients: painting by frederick wat II done in 1962, from the goodwill in Pittsburgh, PA; wood for dog nose from the bins or portland, oregon, with joanne licardo; plastic eyes from ebay; cap from toothpaste from max daniels of harvard; eyes from sandy crouse of cincinnati, ohio; pearls from the yucca valley swap meet; yellow bottle caps from marian treger of los angeles, i think, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Linda Rosewood in Santa Cruz, CA, I had such fun at your house concert!)

DESERT MERMAIDS

16" x 4" $85

Ingredients: a slice of a larger painting used to make a large piece which now lives with susan and jay kuhlman in center moriches, ny; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; turquoise and pearls from the yucca valley swap meet; wire on back i just found on the ground in the desert, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Blackwell and Randal Black in Palm Springs, CA)

 

 

 

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