These are the galleries of August, September and November 2010

I would like to thank Ted Quinn for bringing these lovely people to my studio at Art Queen over the weekend (they were asking him if he knew where the World Famous Crochet Museum was). Laura and Colin are from the UK and in Joshua tree to get married on 10/10/10 and I am happy they purchased "we are all connected" and "life is a happy little dance" to celebrate their lovely occasion in Joshua Tree. Stacey and her family bought a piece ("free fall") made by Jimmy Buster, Ryan and me last year. It is fun to note that I was making a "money magnet" art piece while they walked into my studio, I would say that "money magnet" piece on my website is very powerful.

 

here i am at a recent gig in los angeles on my new instrument, the triangle

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note from shari: there are links to purchase my art below the art but you can also just send me an email at shari@sharielf.com

 

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

(starring Bunny, that Yahtzee lovin' crochet alligator we all know and have grown to love)

  

9.5 " x 9.5" $130


Ingredients: board from the old Hollywood video store, (it was a video shelf); mah jongg game pieces from michaela carpenter and ellen (her mom); dice and wire and some of those letters from the yucca valley swap meet; plaster letters from donation creation in JT, CA; my old spa sandal; other game letters from ebay, church rummage sales and thrift stores and a flea market in rhode island; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tim Carter in West Palm Beach, FL)

 

WE ALL SHINE ON

  

12 " x 9" $85


Ingredients: board from the desert; o's from the beaumont swap meet; i think those may be macadamia nuts from hans riecke and annette scognamillo of maui; little wedges from a friend; craft sticks i think from a craft store in bellport NY; plaster letters from donation creation in JT,CA; green glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; other glitter from the joshua tree hospice thrift store,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tim Green in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

I AM A MONEY MAGNET

  

8 " x 9.5" $100


Ingredients: board from the old Hollywood video store, (it was a video shelf); scraps of wood from my collections; pennies from ryan's penny can; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (mahalo Hans Riecke on Maui, HI)

 

 

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

  

7" x 5" $50


Ingredients: piece of the old ceiling from my studio at art queen in JT, Calif; little boards used to make the box and brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; letters from sales, thrift stores, friends and ebay; my old spa sandal; chickens bought in england by steve brown of the sunrunner magazine,
love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Linda Blauner in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

GOOD THINGS ARE ALWAYS HAPPENING AROUND HERE

  

16 " x 17" $175


Ingredients: board from my airstream trailer, i think; frame wood from constance walsh of pioneer town, CA; paint brushes and small pencils from hans riecke and annette scognamillo of maui; eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; letters from ebay ("bananagram" game), and other sales and the thrift stores of my life; o's also from hans and annette; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Linda Bailey in Morongo Valley, CA)

 

DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE

  

9.5 " x 8" $100


Ingredients: piece of shelving from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, CA; scraps of wood from my collections; mardi gras beads from bobby furst of JT,CA; dolls from the JT hospice thrift store; plaster letters from donation creation in JT,CA wire from the yucca valley swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Betty Tand in Houston, TX)

 

 

 

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

  

9.5" x 9.5" $100


Ingredients: board from the old Hollywood video store, (it was a video shelf); scraps of wood from my collections; letters from ebay, church sales and other sales of my life; piece of fiberglass found on the beach in malibu with ann morrissey and nancy fuller last spring;
wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Chris Myung in Boston, MA)

 

 

SOMETIMES I JUST NEED A NEW PERSPECTIVE

  

9.5 " x 9.5" $90


Ingredients: board from the old Hollywood video store, (it was a video shelf); shells from the ocean; sand from art queen; wood rod from a recent yard sale; eyes from ebay; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; wood plug from some thrift store; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

THESE ARE THE DOGS OF SONG

"NOW I WANNA BE YOUR DOG"

  

12" circles $100 for both (i guess this could be considered a diptych)


Ingredients: ralph's old sign from his music festival for JT music; blocks and eyes from ebay; wooden plug from some thrift store; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; song from iggy pop; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Enrique Aguirre in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

DOG IN HIS SPACESHIP

  

6.5 " x 7" $75


Ingredients: board from my collection; bracelet from michaela carpenter and her mom; dog from my BIG TOUR last year; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary P. Fox in Santa Barbara, CA)

 

note from shari: this is my favorite this week

 

I'M TRYING NOT TO THINK ABOUT COOKIES

  

5.5 " x 7" $45


Ingredients: old board from the desert; spool from a local thrifs store; same for wood plug; plaster letters from donation creation; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

 

 

 

WE LOVE A PARADE

  

8.5 " x 6.5" $65


Ingredients: old board from the desert; frame was a gift from someone;letters from donation creation in J-tree, CA; pencils from a KC, KS flea market; golf tees from Ramona Otto; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Marilyn Green and Rosie the Cat in Menlo Park, CA)

 

BEE YOURSELF

  

9.5" x 9.5" $85


Ingredients: board from the old video shelves at the hollywood video store that sadly closed down a while back (i happened to be driving by and saw a pile of colorful wood being thrown away so i asked if i could have some, i got a big stack of shelves which will be great for the kids to paint when i have my informal art classes); my old paint brushes; bees and things from sandy crouse of ohio; golf tees from ramona otto of santa monica; bottle cap from the ground; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; jewels and beads and stuff from generous friends and my great collections, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anita Saleh in Bloomfield Hills, MI, her first Elfs!)

 

 

THINK OUT-SIDE OF THE BOX

  

4.5 " x 8" $50


Ingredients: piece of old roof from my studio; box from a swap meet in new jersey with kate Mellina (it contained painted pick-up sticks); plaster letters from donation creation in J-tree, CA; other letters from friends; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Linda Rosman in California)

REMEMBER NOT TO FORGET IMPORTANT THINGS

  

5.5 " x 6" $50


Ingredients: cabinet from my airstream trailer; spool from friends and thrift stores; wood scraps from my collections; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; eye from sandy crouse; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anita Saleh in Bloomfield Hills, MI, her first Elfs!)

DONT BLEND IN

  

6.5 " x 6.5" $40


Ingredients:piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; lambs from sandy crouse of ohio; eyes from a thrifs store in yucca valley, CA; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anita Saleh in Bloomfield Hills, MI, her first Elfs!)

 

 

KING OF THIS PLACE

  

6.25" x 6.25" $60


Ingredients: board from the desert; letters from bonnie brady of JT, CA and friends; glitter and spool and copper from sandy crouse of Ohio; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; eyes from ebay; watchband from Ramona otto;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Vickie Trancho in Glen Oaks, NY)

 

 

THE DOGTOR IS IN

  

5.5 " x 6" $50


Ingredients: board from the desert; leather pieces from sandy crouse of ohio; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; eyes from ebay; wood plug from a JT thrift store; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kay Seymour-Gabriel in Los Angeles, CA)

ok, this idea was suggested by Jeffery Jones of Yucca Valley, I blame mr. double J if it is not a hit, ha ha

 

 

THE DOCTOR IS IN

  

6 " x 6.5" $45


Ingredients: board from the desert; spool from a local thrift store; wood plug and puka shells from the desert thrift stores; wire from the yucca valley swapmeet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Dr. Tom Garrick in Los Angeles, CA)

 

CUTE LITTLE FISH WITH A PLEASANT SMILE

  

7.5" x 9" $30


Ingredients: scraps of wood from art queen storage; ralph's old sign from his music festival; bottle cap from pop; rubber thing i found;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Bruce Kaplan in California)

WHEE

7.5" x 11" $35


Ingredients: board from art queen storage; ralph's old sign from his music festival; cap from a glitter jar; eye from ebay;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Julia Buckley, now residing in Joshua Tree, Calif)

quote from Darin Johnson in Burbank, CA: "Whee makes you smile when you are not feeling good." (thanks, Darin!)

 

 

HERE ARE SOME NEW HAIRSTYLES FOR YOU TO TRY

"SURPRISE PARTY", "THE STUDENT", "EARTH TO GRANDMA", "THE WAVE"

  

23" x 15.5" $200


Ingredients: paneling i think i found in the desert or it could be from my studio remodeling a couple years ago; trowels from the yucca valley swap meet; black rubber from the ground; tinfoil from leftovers; spiral with school paper in it from sandy crouse of ohio; string from a friend; wood trim from my collections, love and fashion risks from
shari

SOLD (thank you Steve and Jadwiga Markoff in Pacific Palisades, CA)

 

GOOD THINGS HAPPEN

  

6.5 " x 6" $50


Ingredients: board from the desert; letters from ebay and friends and the swap meet, thrift stores and sales of my life; wire from the yucca valley swapmeet; glitter and shells from sandy crouse of ohio; cute pipe cleaner worm from kim mayhew of yucca valley, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robin Tuverson in Malibu, CA)

 

 

 

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE

  

13.5 " $110


Ingredients: metal thing from wulf recycling in yucca valley; eyes, jewels, wire, and beads from the yucca valley swap meet; rusty bottle cap from the ground; wood from art queen storage;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Laura Boatright who found my art and music by serendipity one day while on line, this is her first elf! yay! party hats and streamers!)

 

 

THE FLOWERING OF CONSCIOUSNESS

  

11 " x 13.5" $150


Ingredients: board from the desert; frame wood the old outhouse door in my yard; beads, glitters, sequins, jewels and flowers from sandy crouse of ohio, friends, and the yard sales and thrift stores of my life; wire from the back of an old pictures; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Melissa Eichman in Prairie Village, KS)

 

 

 

 

 

I KNOW WORRYING WORKS 'CAUSE EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WORRIED ABOUT HAS NEVER HAPPENED

  

9 " x 12" $70


Ingredients: board from the desert; spool; wood plug and puka shells from the desert thrift stores; wire from the yucca valley swapmeet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Chloe Ross in Hollywood, CA, we go way back to when she was an early elf collector at the melrose marketplace flea market in los angeles. this is to help her remember her dear orange kitties elliot and annie)

 

 

RELAX, DOG'S IN CHARGE

  

10.5" x 11" $65


Ingredients: old board from the desert; scraps of wood from my collection; eye from ebay, 0s and board with holes from constance walsh;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jacqui Hecht in Bellaire, TX)

 

 

 

SOMETIMES I JUST NEED A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE

  

5.5 " x 7" $50


Ingredients: old board from the desert; eyes from ebay; spool and stuff from friends and thrift stores and sales; glitter and beads from sandy crouse of Ohio;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary P. Fox in Santa Barbara, CA)

 

note from shari: this does not come with that reflection of me in the mirror, my studio assistant, ryan, thought it would be fun to have me reflected there.

 

 

 

 

 

I KNOW WORRYING WORKS CUZ EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WORRIED ABOUT HAS NEVER HAPPENED

  

6" x 11" $55


Ingredients: old plastic (it is thick, almost 1/4") from my airstream trailer; spool from a thrift store in joshua tree, gift from ryan; wood plug from a local thrift store;
wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love and equality from shari

SOLD (thank you Ming C. Lowe in Palm Desert, CA)

 

 

FOR YOU, MOTHER

  

12" x 15" $90


Ingredients: picture by ruth wainscott of yucca valley long ago (shasta daisies) from a thrift store in joshua tree; wood from art queen storage; pearls and wood plug from the thrift stores and swap meet of the desert; eyes from ebay,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tom in Los Angeles, CA)

those flowers remind me of vintage greeting cards

 

CUTE LITTLE STRIPED FISH

8 " x 9.5" $35


Ingredients: scraps of wood from art queen storage; ralph's old sign from his music festival; bottle caps from pop; rubber thing i found;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

LOAVES and FISHIES

6" x 17" $35


Ingredients: bold fence from the desert; lids from sandy crouse of ohio; pull tab from a can; eyes from ebay; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

ONE NATION UNDER DOG

  

20" x 17" $160


Ingredients: old paneling from my airstream trailer; piece of wood and pearls from the yucca valley swap meet; lovely frame from the boys and girls club thrift store in yucca valley (they have moved into the old VIP Printers, they are still sort of located behind the jelly donut, if you are local, you will know that all directions give in yucca valley usually somehow include "the jelly donut"); eyes from ebay; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; my old lip stick cap; bottle caps from juice i buy from trader joes and also from constance walsh of pioneertown, calif,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Ming C. Lowe in Palm Desert, CA)

 

HIT RECORD

YOUR NAME HERE

 

  

12" $40


Ingredients: old sign from the old joshua tree music store which i cut up recently, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Deb Lacusta in Pacific Palisades, CA)

 

 

 

OH HAPPY DAY

  

7" x 8.25" $75

Ingredients: old plastic (it is thick, almost 1/4") from my airstream trailer; glitter and beads and wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love and equality from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Amy Pikarsky in Chicago, IL)

 

 

 

THREE NICE FROGS

  

15.5" x 6" $125


Ingredients: pieces of cabinet from my airstream trailer, the supply of cabinets and paneling is not infinite and i fear i will soon have to buy another trailer : ) , wood trim used for frog mouths from some scraps i had around the studio, i've been decluttering and finding things; glitter and eyes from sandy crouse of cincinnati, ohio, i occurred to me i never mention sandy's town cuz i am not sure how to spell cincinnati, as if i do not have spell check on my dreamweaver. (ok, it doesn't actually say all of that on the back but some of it),
love from shari

SOLD (thank you and i can't say who bought this, sorry! mums the word, i'm keeping clam)

note from shari: i think those are the cutest frogs i've ever seen

note from shari: i want to call my next band "three nice frogs"

 

 

 

ALOHA FROM THE BATHROOM

  

19" x 5.5" $80

Ingredients: old wood from the desert; frame wood, same as the window trim inside my cabin, was from the alley in venice years ago when i lived there; plastic shells from a bracelet someone generous gave me; blue tiny beads from a necklace from a recent sale; threads from a recent estate sale; plaster letters from donation creation in joshua tree, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

 

 

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

  

4.5 " x 5" $40

 

Ingredients: piece of old roof from my studio at art queen; scraps of wood from my collection; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; pukas probably from there too; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lillian Kuras in Kansas City, MO)

 

 

 

SOME HEROS ARE BORN, SOME HEROS ARE MADE, SOME HEROS MAKE IT UP AS THEY GO ALONG

 

  

12.5" x 17" $100


Ingredients: board from the desert, (i think from constance walsch); rattan (butterfly antennae) is from her; wire and craft stick from sandy crouse of ohio; plaster letters from donation creation in j-treee, ca; bread things from sandy and friends; wooden triangles from the swap meet; pipe cleaners from a friend;love from shari

SOLD (thank you Shannon Curfman in Silverlake, CA)

the other night on Ted Quinn's radio show in Joshua Tree (the local music show) he mentioned his son Sage's recent quote, i think Sage is 4 years old.

 

 

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA

 

  

19" x 23" $200


Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my trailer; frame from the brett st. giles estate sale in j-tree, ca; sand from the beach at asbury park, nj with kate and dave mollina; sequins from sandy crouse of ohio; pearls, shells and thread from the sales and thrift stores of my life; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Shannon Curfman in Silverlake, CA)

 

 

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERCA

BARACK OBAMA

 

  

 

5.25" x 3.25" $40

Ingredients: plastic cabinet from my airstream trailer; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Bobby Furst in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

HERE ARE SOME BUTTONS FOR YOU TO PUSH

(attitude of gratitude, peace, passion, love)

  

3" x 8.5" $50


Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; cap from lipstick; cap from glitter; button from a friend and wood plug from a thrift store; wire from the yucca valley swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Chuck Wild in Hollywood, CA)

HIT RECORD

YOUR NAME HERE

 

  

9" x 7.25" $60


Ingredients:old roof from my studio at art queen; metal musical act names made by stuart watson for his album cover shoots in the 90's; pull tabs from the cans; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Aimee Silk in Castlerock, CO)

I KNOW WORRYING WORKS CUZ EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WORRIED ABOUT HAS NEVER HAPPENED

  

3" x 8.5" $40

(note from shari: this is inky, my kitty cat at art queen)
Ingredients: plastic from the cupboards in my airstream trailer; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you steve markoff in pacific palisades, calif)

 

ITS SO HARD NOT TO THINK ABOUT COOKIES

  

4" x 8" $45
Ingredients: piece of plastic cupboard from my airstream trailer; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; cork from sandy crouse or hans riecke; letters from donation creation in j-tree, ca; plug from a jtree thrift store; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Laura Follo and her doggies, fanny and ruby in Milford, CT)

SOMETIMES I HAVE TO ASK MYSELF

"WHAT WOULD CHER DO?"

  

 

5.5 " x 6.5" $45


Ingredients: paneling from my airstream trailer; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from "shar"

 

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

WOMAN WEDS HERSELF

AND SHE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER. AND HER ISSUES WITH ABANDONMENT WERE HEALED FOR GOOD

(to you, i'll be true..... me and me 4ever)

 

  

9" x 8.25" $85


Ingredients: board from the desert; pull tabs from some cans from an art queen party; clear glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; pearls from the yucca valley swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Madge Woods in Culver City, CA)

 

 

I'M PERFECT JUST THE WAY IAM

  

3" x 7" $40


Ingredients: rusty wire and thing from the desert; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jennifer Cecil)

 

 

 

 

THIS TOO SHALL PASS

 

  

15" x 15" $40


Ingredients: toilet lid from my airstream trailer; wire from sandy crouse of ohio; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Elena Megalos in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

 

I LOVE MY KITTY

 

  

16" x 12" $90


Ingredients:old board from the desert; pieces from the roof of my old studio; doll from a j-tree thrift store; paint brushes from a local estate sale; letters from church sales and ebay; eye from sandy crouse; fringe from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Robin Tuverson in Malibu, CA)

 

 

I AM THE CAPTAIN OF MY SHIP

(ship's name: "SHIPPY")

 

  

13" x 11" $100

Ingredients: board from the desert; picket fence from long ago in santa monica; letters from donation creation in j-tree, ca; scraps of wood from my collections; eyes from ebay; wicker from constance walsh of pioneer town, ca; tassel which fell off a fancy indian pillow i have at home; pulltabs from the cans; pieces of wood from the old roof of my studio at art queen in jtree, ca; pom poms from sandy crouse and sales; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Alex Madero in Venice, CA)

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  

12 " x 12" $90

Ingredients: board from the desert; piece of drawer or furniture from someone generous; cork letters and sequins from sandy crouse of ohio; eye from ebay; old paint brush from a generous patron; scraps of wood, etc. from my great collections; wire from the hardware store in san clemente; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Anonymous!)

 

DUCKS IN A ROW

  

15" x 4.5" $100


Ingredients: my old cupboards from my airstream trailer; eyes from sandy crouse and the thrift stores of my life; golf tees from Ramona otto of santa monica, ca; plaster letters from donation creation in j-tree, ca; pull tabs from the cans; love from shari

SOLD (mahalo, hans riecke on maui, hawaii)

 

 

 

GOT JESUS?

  

3.5" x 5" $30

Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my trailer; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Max Daniels in Boston, MA)

 

I KNOW WORRYING WORKS CUZ EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WORRIED ABOUT HAS NEVER HAPPENED

  

6.5" x 8.5" $50

Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my trailer; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Kuhlman in Center Moriches, NY and NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA

  

$100

Ingredients: old rusty saw with red handle from hospice thrift store in the back in joshua tree, calif; beads from sandy crouse of ohio; plaster letters from donation creation in joshua tree, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Harriet Ratner in Santa Monica, CA)

 

 

 

 

JOY OF JOYS

  

8.5" x 8.5" $75

Ingredients: board from the desert; pencils from a flea market in kansas city; scraps of wood from my collection; pull tabs from cans; wire from yucca valley swap meet; googly eyes from sandy crouse and a thrift store in j tree; love from shari

 

 

now at the Inn at Calafia Beach in San Clemente, California

 

 

THE HAND OF GOD

  

15" x 15.5" $160

Ingredients: board from the desert; wood frame from an old fence in venice beach long ago and which i also used to frame my cabin windows in the inside; beads from yucca valley swap meet; sequins, jewels and eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; wire and hangers from a different picture; broken tail light and glass from the ground, love from shari

now at the Inn at Calafia Beach in San Clemente, California

 

 

RON

DOG OF INNER PEACE

  

31" x 22.5" $175

 

Ingredients: great old board from the desert; letters from ebay, 2 different sets of letters; glitter and gold leaf like stuff from sandy crouse of ohio; i bet those plastic eyes are also from sandy and if not they are from ebay, the sun's eyes are from ebay; tooth paste cap from my old toothpaste, love from shari

 

now at the Inn at Calafia Beach in San Clemente, California

note from shari, you can also send me an email at shari@sharielf.com to purchase any piece here, thanks!

 

 

GOD'S HEAVENLY DOORBELL

(RING ANY TIME)

  

7.5" x 8.25" $30


Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my trailer; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Linda Baker in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

 

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

IM GONNA LET IT SHINE

  

18" x 24" $225

Ingredients: old sign i think is from the old joshua tree music store's music festival; frame is a gift from someone's recent yard sale; mardi gras beads and other fancy necklaces from friends and sales and thrift stores; mixed glitter mostly from sandy crouse of ohio and my glitter collection; broken rhinestone necklace and small pearl-like beads (in my necklace, all of my paintings are me, after all) from the brett st. Giles estate sale and donation creation (spell check wanted to know if i meant, "damnation" instead of donation cuz there was a typo), love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Danielle Haber in San Diego, CA)

 

 

I AM ENOUGH

  

17" x 5" $50


Ingredients: drawer from indy amos of j-tree, ca; brass wire from yucca valley swap meet; love, and self esteem, from shari

SOLD (thank you Danielle Haber in San Diego, CA)

 

 

ALL OF ME,

WHY NOT TAKE

ALL OF ME?

  

5" x 6" $50


Ingredients:board from the desert; piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; golf tees from Ramona otto; eraser from an estate sale in j-tree; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Michael Winkler in Melbourne, Australia!, a music fan from way back and who recently sent me his wonderful version of my song "jerkalator" where he is playing his ukulele)

 

 

LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE

  

5.5 " x 6" $75

 

Ingredients: great old board from the desert; letters from donation creation in joshua tree; broken table which hurricane ike in sandy carouse's neighbors back yard in ohio; beads from yucca valley swap meet; glitter from ebay; eyes from a thrift store; pull tab from a can, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Mollie Cullinane, a new friend on my art email list)

note from shari, you can also send me an email at shari@sharielf.com to purchase any piece here, thanks!

 

IT'S OUR WEDDING DAY

  

7.25" x 9" $80


Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my trailer; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jim Drobka in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

THE (pedicured) FOOT OF GOD

 

  

5.5 " x 7" $60

Ingredients: board from the desert; pencils from a swap meet in kansas city last summer and from friends and sales; letters from sandy crouse and donation creation; scraps of wood from my collection; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rose Momsen in Point Roberts, WA)

inspired by something the great poet terri ford of minnesota once said

 

I AM A MONEY MAGNET

 

  

 

6" x 6" $80

Ingredients: frame from Hans Riecke of Maui; piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; letters from donation creation, (used to make movie titles); golf tees from Ramona otto; jewels and brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Krishna Daly in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

LIFE IS A HAPPY LITTLE DANCE

 

  

5.5" x 8" $80

Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; foam pieces cut from O's i found in the bins in Portland, OR with joanne licardo; faces and wire from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Alan Bulller the camera guy for the recent story he and Sharon Schoenberg did on me and my art and music! stay tuned for a link to have a look at the interview)

 

 

 

SNACKS FOR DOGS

 

  

6.5" x 4" $30

Ingredients:board from my collection; checker and cut o from my other collection; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Don Shaw in Playa del Ray, CA)

 

 

 

IT'S SO HARD NOT TO THINK ABOUT COOKIES

  

7" x 7" $60


Ingredients: frame from hans riecke of maui; piece of cabinet from my trailer; block and plug from a friend or a sale; plaster letters from donation creation in J- tree California; eire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Lelde Gilman in Portland, OR)

 

 

 

 

THE UNIVERSE IS CONSPIRING TO PROSPER ME AND MAKE ME RICH

I AM A MONEY MAGNET

  

9.25" x 3" $20

Ingredients: mickey mouse shaped board from a yard sale; wire from yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Erica Privitelli in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

ROLLER COASTER OF LOVE

 

  

 

9" x 5.5" $90

Ingredients: board from the desert; cork letters from a recent sale; plaster letters from donation creation in J-tree, ca; scraps from my collection; rubber auto engine belt from the ground; golf tees from Ramona otto; pull tabs from cans; wire from yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

 

SOLD (thank you Sondra Taylor in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

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Galleries of May, June and July 2010

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