Hello Friend! Here are some of my favorite good and sturdy art from trash pieces from 2011. Thanks for having a look!

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CHINESE PROVERB

5" x 5" $28

Ingredients: old video shelf from the the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, ca; wire from the yv swap meet; lady from the beauty salon; love from shari

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

 

 

 

 

WE'RE FROM THE SAME STAR

9.5" X 9.5" $70

Ingredients:old video shelf from the the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, ca; wire and pearls from yucca valley swap meet; glitter from donation creation in JT, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Pamela Romanow in Wayland, MA)

 

THE SERENITY PRAYER

  

7.5 " x 9" $50


Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; letters from sandy crouse of ohio; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from "shar"

Sold (thank you Elizabeth Smith)

 

LEO THE LION

  

9.5" x 9.5" $95

Ingredients: old shelfs from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, ca; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; wooden cat from the yucca valley swap meet, brass wire too; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Betty Tand in Kingwood, TX)

THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT

boat  

10" x 10" $95

Ingredients: shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, ca; wood frame wood from an old dresser at art queen; pieces of wood from my collections; letters from ebay and sales and friends same for pencils and eyes; wire from yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

TWIRLING ATTRACTORS OF GOODNESS

8" x 9.5" $80

Ingredients: piece of old shelfs from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; beach rocks from the beach; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

WELCOME TO EARTH

5.5" x 4" $20

Ingredients: old dresser from art queen; wire from yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Ann Magnuson in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA)

LOAVES AND FISHIES

(jesus: "welcome to my sandwich shop!")

(inky the cat: "bowl of crunchies, please")

  

8" x 9" $80

Ingredients: old board from my old pink shelf at art queen; wood squares from the yucca valley swap meet; jewels from bobby furst of joshua tree; piece of firewood i was chopping; wire also from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you martha neumann from michigan, who i had a lovely visit with today in my studio)

 

SOMETIMES I NEED A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE

bee  

5.5" x 9.5" $45


Ingredients: old board from the desert; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jacquie Hecht in Bellaire, TX)

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE

  

23.5 " x 10.5" $125 sale, now $100


Ingredients: board from the desert; frame wood from art queen storage; beads from my collections; old chord from sandy crouse of ohio; tin from the desert; wire too, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Julia Buckley in Riverside, and Joshua Tree, CA)

 

YIN AND YANG

8.5" x 10" $100

Ingredients: old dresser from art queen; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; spools of thread from sandy crouse of ohio and also from the sales of my life; eyes from ebay; plaster movie title letters from donation creation in joshua tree; wood plugs from a thrift store in JT, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Dr. Pat Allen in Newport Beach, CA)

I AM FREE

  

3.25" x 5" $20

Ingredients: old dresser from art queen; sand from pam and sue's estate sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jack Pierson in NYC and Wonder Valley, CA)

 

 

CHANGE HAPPENS

bee  

6" x 6.5" $55

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; change from my trip to europe with my sister shelley 3 summers ago; corn cob from jack and brian's yard in wonder valley; glitter from donation creation in JT; wire from the swap meet; pipe cleaners from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jamie Frey in Pennsylvania)

EAT YOUR VEGETABLES

5.5" x 7.5" $40

Ingredients: old board from the desert; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Helena Ragone and Barbara in Vermont)

 

I AM A MONEY MAGNET

8.5" x 11" $100

Ingredients: old board from the desert; wood scraps from my collections; coins from my mom's purse, i let some of her clothes go to the women's shelter and kathy barta this past week and those are all the coins that were in her purse and some extra coins from my purse; threads from my old towel; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Joanne Licardo in Portland, OR)

BEELIEVE

IN YOUR SWEET LITTLE SELF

5.5" x 4.5" $45

Ingredients: old drawer from an old dresser at art queen; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; eyes too; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Betty Tand in Houston, TX)

 

DOG STAR

  

6.5" x 9.5" $55

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; scraps of wood from my collections; letters and eyes from ebay; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; bead from someone generous, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Seelig from New York, visiting with Pam Lange at my studio today)

 

DON'T FENCE ME IN

  

8" x 4" $60

Ingredients: old shelf from my airstream trailer; small scraps of wood from my collections; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; string from something, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Carla Kaplan in Jamaica Plain, MA)

BUTT EXERCISE CHART

FLEX, RELAX, TIGHTEN UP

  

12" x 5" $50 SALE $25 and that includes shipping!


Ingredients: old board from the desert; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; brilliant idea from god,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jonathan Scott in Jamaica Plain, MA)

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE

  

6.5" x 13" $70

Ingredients: old drawer from an old dresser at art queen; letters from ebay; scraps of wood from my collection of stuff; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; spool from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Gal Pal Val Levine in Bellport, NY)

DON'T WORRY, WE'RE ALL GOD'S LITTLE CARTOONS

  

8" x 3.5" $35

Ingredients: scraps of wood from my collections; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Heidi Fry-Nolte in Fayetteville, NC, her very first elfs!)

 

WOMAN DANCING TO THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUMMER

  

17" x 13" $120

Ingredients: old board from the desert; ryan's old and broken drumsticks; and drumstick with yarn i found 3 of at a yucca valley estate sale years ago and which finally have all been destroyed from vigorous use; letters and anagram game from ebay; scrabble letters from lisa gelber and the santa monica museum of art; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet; shell mixture from donation creation in joshua tree, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

YOU GET MORE BEES WITH HONEY

16" x 12" $110

Ingredients: old drawer from old dresser from art queen; piece of wood trim from something; eyes from the yucca valley swap meet; fake pukas from a thrift store; letters from ebay and sales; my old lipstick cap; bees with names (one of them is named "dana") from sandy crouse of ohio; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Martha Ramos in Baldwin Park, CA, her first Shari Elf art purchase!!!! yay!!!)

note from shari: this is a bear (not a dog but i guess it could be a dog). and that is a saying my mom, Pelf, always used to say. she was in amway.

THE DANCER

  

16" x 21" $175

Ingredients: old drawer from an old dresser from unit 2 at art queen; mardi gras beads and necklaces were a generous gift from bobby furst of joshua tree, calif; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

WHERE ARE WE GOING IF WE ARE NOT GOING TO LOVE?

  

15" x 27.5" $160 SALE $125


Ingredients: board from art queen; pieces of hardwood flooring from bobby furst of joshua tree; bees from sandy crouse of ohio; bugs, too; old hose from my cabin; letters mostly from ebay and also church rummage sales; chain on back from some other project; curlers from the thrift stores of my life,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

DO NOT FEAR THE DEEP

  

7.5" x 16" $100 SALE $65


Ingredients: board from the desert; pearls and shells from the sales of my life; wire from the yucca valley swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robert Greenwald in Jamaica Plain, MA)

HARVEST MOON

  

4.5" x 4.5" $35


Ingredients: craft stick box i got years ago at a los angeles yard sale; glitter and eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; letters from donation creation in joshua tree; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tracy Vaughn in Nashville, TN)

 

WINTER SPRING SUMMER OR FALL

(and the dog says: "all you got to do is call and i'll be there...you've got a friend")

  

11" x 13" each $300 (set)


Ingredients: winter, spring, summer, and fall paintings by "G. Lovely" from the yucca valley swap meet; wood from art queen storage; eyes and anagram letters from ebay; wood plug from a thrift store in JT,CA; love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

SHUT UP

 

9.5" x 34.5" $70

Ingredients: board from the old Hollywood video store (it was a video shelf); nova color paints; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nichole Fromm in Madison, WI)

"BIG MONEY" OR "NICKLE FOR YOUR THOUGHTS"

  

29" x 24" $75


Ingredients: board was from the "garden of manifest destiny" art piece, spray painted silver; wire from the yucca valley swap meet,love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jack Pierson of NYC and WOnder Valley, CA)

 

FANCY MIRROR QUEEN

  

25" x 22" $175
Ingredients: old and weathered wooden bowl from the junk store down the road in JT, the same place i found Bunny the Crochet Alligator many years ago; rope from sandy crouse of ohio; pearls from the yucca valley swap meet; old mirrors from amy coanne of santa monica and also of Gracie, at the Santa Monica Museum of ARt; tin from art queen,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Amy Shaw of Boca Raton, FL)

IT'S GOOD TO BE TIDY

  

15" x 27.5" $130
Ingredients: painting from a thrift store in the desert; glitter from sandy crouse of Cincinnati, ohio,
love from shari

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

PONY

16" x 12" $70

Ingredients: old shelves from the old Hollywood video store, in yucca valley, calif (it was a video shelf); piece of the old roof from my art studio in joshua tree, calif; craft sticks, eye and that string tassel from sandy crouse of ohio; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, but i think you know that, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Megan Crowder in Columbus, IN)

DUCKS IN A ROW

 

37 " x 7" x 3.5" $140


Ingredients: old shelves from the old Hollywood video store, in yucca valley, calif (it was a video shelf); green weekly mail box (i think) found in an alley in Louisville, KY with randy polumbo a few years ago (Louisville folk fest); scrabble jr letters from ebay; plastic golf tees from ramona otto of santa monica,ca; googly eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; pulltabs from cans;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Elena Megalos in Brooklyn, NY)

GLITTER KITTEN

  

5" x 5" $50


Ingredients: piece of drawer from an old dresser at art queen; glitter, cork and eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; craft stick box (i took apart) from a long ago yard sale in los angeles when i used to live there, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sasoon Markarian in Glendale, CA, he prints my t-shirts!)

 

THIS WAY TO ANOTHER PLACE

bee  

34.5" x 9.5" $100

Ingredients:old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; nova color paints, love from shari

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

 

HERE ARE SOME PEOPLE LINING UP TO SEE YOUR SOLD OUT SHOW

bee  

6.5" x 6.5" $50


Ingredients: old drawer from an old dresser at art queen; scraps of wood from my collections; threads from an old towel and sandy crouse of ohio; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kate Mellina from the New Jersey shore soon to be Center City, PA)

 

CHILL OUT

bee  

35" x 35" $250

Ingredients: old swamp cooler cover; glitter from donation creation; nova color paints; love from shari

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

 

 

 

 

RELAX, DOG'S IN CHARGE

bee  

5" x 5.5" $45

Ingredients: board from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; scraps of wood from my collections; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

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

this is a collaboration with my studio assistant and bandmate, ryan, sometimes i ask him to start a piece for me or make me a challenge piece.

 

 

DON'T FORGET TO SHINE YOUR LIGHT (ESPECIALLY IN THE DARKNESS)

bee  

6" x 6" $45

Ingredients: board from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; sun dried lime from brian Meola of wonder valley and NYC and our recent photo shoot GQ style; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brian Meola in NYC and Wonder Valley, CA)

 

 

 

IGGY POP

bee  

8" x 9.5" $30

Ingredients: old video shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lisa O'Brian in Los Angeles, CA)

PEOPLE LINING UP AROUND THE BLOCK TO BUY YOUR LATEST CD

bee  

6.5" x 7.5" $50

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

SOLD (thank you Ann Gould in Ramona, CA)

 

 

 

MAN WHO WANT'S TO BE YOUR COSMETOLOGIST

5" X 5" $15

Ingredients:old video shelf from the the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, ca; wire and from yucca valley swap meet; man from the yellow pages; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jana Cook in NYC)

IT'S NAKED LESBIAN DAY

boat  

8" x 9.5" $50

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; brass wire from the yucca valley swap met, love from shari

("Naked Lesbian Day", was created by Rosa and Melissa of Joshua Tree, Sunday is NLD in their house)

(thank you to Rosa and Melissa in Joshua Tree)

 

YOU'RE GONNA MAKE IT, BEA

bee  

5" x 5" $15


Ingredients: old video shelf from the old hollywoody video store in yucca valley; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you someone has a surprise for bea)

 

GOOFBALLS

bee  

4.5" x 5" $85


Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywoody video store in yucca valley; brass wire from the swap meet; beads from bobby furst of JT; balls (some found on his walks) from john luckett's yard sale,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

TREE OF CIRCLES (MAY THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN)

bee  

2.5" x 4" at the base, 10" tall $25


Ingredients: some old bracelets from long ago, sardine can from long ago; branch from my yard when i lived in santa monica, calif; wooden ball from my collections,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Heather Hood in South Dakota)

I'M TRYING NOT TO THINK ABOUT COOKIES

bee  

4.5" x 7" $45

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; cork from a friend; bead from bobby furst of JT; plaster letters from donation creation in JT; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

PRESS THIS BUTTON TO STOP DOING STUPID THINGS

boat  

6" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from art queen storage; scraps of wood from hans riecke of maui and the swap meet; letters from donation creation of joshua tree; the wire is also from the swap meet; button from a yard sale; jewel (which i painted red) from bobby furst of joshua tree, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Heather Hood in South Dakota)

 

WHAT WOULD CHER DO? UM, CHER, DID YOU PUT JELLO IN MY SHOE? HA! YES I DID!

bee  

7.5" x 8.75"


Ingredients: old dresser from art queen; corks from joanne Licardo in portland, OR; wood scraps from my collections; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

someone is going to give this to Cher along with a "what would cher do?" t-shirt

MR. NICE GUY

boat  

9" x 5.5" $60

Ingredients: board from alice Mckay in stockbridge, GA; pieces of an old drawer from art queen (scraps from fishes i was making); bead from bobby furst; letters from donation creation in JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Gene Chmiel in Clinton, CT)

  

I ENJOY A CHALLENGE

bee  

7" x 7" $60


Ingredients: wood from art queen; glitter from sandy crouse; scraps from my collections; wire from the YV swap meet; challenge from ryan;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anita Saleh in Bloomfield Hills, MI)

 

NOW THIS IS LIVIN'!

bee  

18" x 22" $140


Ingredients: painting (june lake 1944) by Biats; canoe is a piece of my old airstream's cabinets; eyes from ebay; toothpaste cap; twisties from somethings; pipe cleaners from a broken pipe cleaner cricket; thing from a tire from the ground at "big O", tires in yucca valley; rhinestones from a recent sale
; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michele Baron, friend of Susan Kuhlman in East Moriches, NY)

 

HERE ARE SOME BUTTONS FOR YOU TO PRESS

7" x 7" $25

Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my old airstream trailer; buttons from a yucca valley estate sale; wire from the YV swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brynn Hausmann in Los Angeles, CA)

DIVINE ORDER

9.5" x 34.5" $120

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, love from shari

(note from shari, i like to say this and everything seems to fall into place)

SOLD (thank you Jack Pierson in Wonder Valley, CA and NYC)

 

MORE BUTTONS FOR YOU TO PRESS

bee  

6.5" x 7.5 $35


Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; buttons and brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lori Indgin in Westchester, CA)

 

SOME NICE FOLKS

WHO WANT TO PAY YOU

LOTS OF MONEY

FOR YOUR ART

  bee

3" x 7.5" $25


Ingredients: piece of dresser from art queen; wire from the YV swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jack Pierson in Wonder Valley, CA and NYC)

 

 

 

HERE ARE SOME BUTTONS FOR YOU TO PRESS

bee  

5" x 5.25" $20


Ingredients: piece of my airstream trailer; wire from the YV swap meet, buttons too; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Carla Kaplan in Boston, MA)

 

DOG WITH TOOTHBRUSH LEGS

bee  

6.5" x 7.5 $60


Ingredients: some old toothbrushes from sales and me; old paint brush from a generous friend and her mother; rusty old nut and washer from the ground; spiral from my old notebook; piece of wood from something; beads from bobby furst of joshua tree; end of a broom or something,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you John Cassidy in Palo Alto, CA)

 

 

WHAT WOULD SOMEONE WHO LOVES HERSELF DO?

bee  

3.5" x 5.5" $20


Ingredients: scraps of wood from lisa gelber who got them from a violin maker in LA; other scraps of wood from my collections; bead from bobby furst of JT; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara Strassel at Poppy in Morro Bay, CA)

 

 

GIRL REACHING FOR THE MOON

bee  

3" x 8" $20
Ingredients: old dresser from art queen; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Joyce Carlson in Pacific Palisades, CA, it will be hanging next to Georgia o Keefe's "Ladder To The Moon" in her bedroom)

 

 

YOU'RE GONNA MAKE IT SUE

bee  

2.75" x 4.25 $12


Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in YV; wire from YV swap meet;love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jeannie Elias)

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

8.5" x 6" $25

Ingredients: linoleum tile from lisa gelber and the santa monica museum of art; wire from the yv swap meet; love from shari

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

 

 

 

I'M JUST SITTING HERE WATCHING THE WHEELS GO ROUND AND ROUND

bee  

7" x 8.5" $70


Ingredients: old dresser from art queen;water faucet things from YV swap meet; things i found on the ground and my old spice thing; beads from bobby furst; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Madge Woods in Los Angeles, CA)

note from shari, those wheels circle around when you spin them

 

EVERY GIRL IS A PRINCESS

bee  

15" x 12" $45


Ingredients: painting from a thrift store in yucca valley; glitter and frame from donation creation,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Maggie Ellis in Los Angeles, CA)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

boat  

7.5" x 7" $50

Ingredients: board from art queen; letters from ebay and the sales of my life; scrap of wood (cake) from my collections of those; glitter from donation creation in joshua tree; jewels from bobby furst of JT; bear from a friend; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

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

 

 

JUDGEMENT DAY: MAY 21, 2011

note from shari: it seems like judgment should have 2 e's

boat  

18.5" x 22" $150

Ingredients: Edna Tharp's painting from a thrift store in the desert; scottish doll from Jimmy Buster; yellow man (head was used in another piece) from Ryan; dog chewed barbie and other dolls from John Luckett's yard sale; letters from ebay and church sales; other things from Bobby Furst, friends and other sales; dirt from an estate sale (Pam and Sue's) in yucca valley; wood trim from my collection at art queen, same for the other scraps of wood, doll arm, etc, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kitty Brophy in Kailua, Hawaii, adding to her collection of Shari Elf rapture pieces)

 

 

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE

19" x 22.5" $70

Ingredients: painting from a thrift store or yard sale or swap meet years ago, in fact there were 2 the same that i bought; frame (resized by me) from john luckett's yard sale this past weekend; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Leslie Mayer in Santa Monica, CA)

 

 

BLUE BIRD OF HAPPINESS

boat  

7" x 7.5" $45

Ingredients: board from art queen; scraps from my collections; eye and letters from ebay; wire from the YV swap meet; smashed pen from the ground; sequins from sandy crouse; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Chuck Wild in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

MY HANDBAGS

5.5" x 7" $65

Ingredients: board from art queen; things from the ground and my collections of stuff; plaster letters from donation creation in JT; wire from the YV swap meet; love from shari

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

"YOU NEED TO BECOME AN
'I' BEFORE YOU CAN BECOME A 'WE' AND AN 'US'" -DR.PAT ALLEN

6.5" x 7" $50

Ingredients: board from art queen; shells from donation creation; wire from the YV swap meet; pen i found on the ground; scraps from my collections; eraser from a sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Dr. Pat Allen in Newport Beach, CA)

 

BALANCED PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN WORK AND PLAY

-FREUD

8" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from art queen; scraps from my collections and Hans Riecke and Bobby Furst; and the swap meet, where i also got the brass wire; saying from my teacher, Pat Allen; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Yvette Davies in Santa Monica, CA)

well, my teacher for the WANT training i am taking, Dr. Pat Allen is always saying this. i'm not sure if Freud said those exact words but something like that.

 

 

I KNOW I CAN

4" x 9" $45

Ingredients: smashed can from my street in morongo valley, think its a particularly lovely one; wire from the street also; glitter from donation creation; braid from sandy crouse of ohio; love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

BEATLES

bee  

9.5" x 9.5" $100


Ingredients: piece of shelf from the old hollywood video store in YV, CA; small pieces of wood and brass wire from the YV swap meet,
love from shari

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

 

 

YOU GET MORE BEES WITH HONEY

28" x 23" $200

Ingredients: painting probably from the swap meet in yucca valley; dolls from the thrift stores, sales and bobby fursts of my life; old electric wire i broke off from my neighbor princess the horse's corral; smashed tin tray from the desert; gold candy foil from sandy crouse of ohio; purple foil from a long ago thrift store in yucca valley; wood from my collection (frame); love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brian Johnson in Marina Del Rey, CA)

 

ARE YOUR CHAKRAS ALIGNED AND SPINNING HARMONIOUSLY?

9.5" x 9.5"$100

Ingredients: shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; pencils from sales; faucet handles from the estate sales of my life and the yucca valley swap meet; beads and rhinestones from bobby furst of joshua tree; hinges from judy wishart of joshua tree, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Charlyn in Joshua Tree, CA)

IT'S TIME TO BLOSSOM

bee  

22.5" x 15" $150


Ingredients: wood from art queen; shells from some sales and thrift stores in the desert; smashd water bottle from the ground; plaster movie title letters from donation creation in joshua tree; chains from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Megan Reilly in California, starting a wonderful new chapter in her life!)

 

 

I KNOW I CAN

boat  

8" x 4" $40

Ingredients: smashed and run over can from the ground out in the desert, same for the wire, love from shari

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

 

HAVE MORE JOY IN YOUR LIFE

bee  

14" x 7" $40


Ingredients: rusty fan blade i think from a wash in joshua tree, calif,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara Strassel in Morrow Bay, CA)

 

WELCOME TO OUR HAPPY HOME

6.5" x 5.5" $50 (sale $30)

Ingredients: lobbie lou's old going out of business sale sign; scraps of wood from my collections; wire from the yv swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Devon Susholtz in Santa Monica, CA)

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY TODAY

bee  

9" x 13" $160


Ingredients: board from John Luckett's recent artist yard sale in flamingo heights, calif; pen caps from ramona otto's 5th grade gifted students at Mirman in los angeles; spools from friends and sales; eyes from ebay; bead from bobby furst of joshua tree, calif; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

RADIATE LOVE

18" $200

Ingredients:old broken table from art queen and the swap meet; pen caps from ramona ottos 5th graders at mirman in LA; rusty can found in the desert; eyes from ebay; watchband also from ramona; scrabble game i just bought at the boys and girls club thrift store today; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kara Kenna in Los Angeles, CA)

 

To all people of the Earth, we are water. Let's become one by offering love and gratitude to water. Water is what connects everything. -Dr. Masaru Emoto

12" x 10" $60

Ingredients: board from john luckett's artist yard sale last weekend; frame from a funny shelf organizer found on the streets of louisville a few years ago, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kathy Peterson in Rosemount, MN)

note from shari: i will send the whole $60 for this piece to one of the charities for japanese disaster relief recommended by some of you, my good and sturdy friends, and i'll let you know which one I choose.

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TODAY IS?

boatboat

23.5" x 21.5" $125

Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; saying from Rosa and Melissa of Joshua Tree, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jesse Wiedel in Eureka, CA)

note from shari, this one opens up from position 1 to position 2

 

 

I AM DEEPLY CONNECTED TO ALL THAT IS

13.5" X 5" $90

Ingredients:old big sale sign from lauren of lobbie lous in JT; pen caps from ramona ottos 5th graders; aquarium rocks from donation creation; my old necklace; sequins from a friend; sandy crouse i think; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Todd Williams and Vittoria Palazzi of Om Base Organice Free Range Yoga in Portland, OR, look for this in the bathroom there!)

SUPER TOAST

boat  

7.5" x 9"

Ingredients: old painting from amy coanne of the santa monica art museum; scraps of wood from my collection; letters from donation creation in JT; S from ebay; other things from sales and friends and my collections of stuff; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; glitter from the hospice thrift store in JT; love from me, shari elf

SOLD (thank you Larry Lane in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

12" x 9" $80

Ingredients:board from john luckett's artist yard sale last weekend; scraps of wood from my collections; dancers and letters from ebay; glitter from donation creation in JT; jewels from bobby furst of JT; wood plug from a thrift store in JT; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Claire Edwards in Australia)

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS WAR IS OVER

16" x 19"

Ingredients: christmas tree from the yucca valley swap meet; buttons from a yucca valley or joshua tree thrift store; letters from ebay and sales and friends; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Adam Paige of 29Palms, CA)

EVERY GIRL IS A PRINCESS

bee  

11" x 23.5" $100

Ingredients: board from the desert; old "Big Sale" sign from Lobby Lou and Fred; craft rocks from donation creation in joshua tree; rope from sandy crouse of ohio; tin from art queen; pearls from a sale; chain on back from some project, love from shari

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

 

IGGY POP GUITAR (Iggy: "Bless You")

bee  

35" x 12.5" $150


Ingredients: old yard sale guitar that joanne licardo found at a yard sale in los angeles and gave to me and i loved playing it til it broke beyond repair so now it's art; yellow paint from john luckett's recent artist yard sale,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jesse Wiedel in Eureka, CA)

 

 

MR. WRITE NOW

bee  

5.5" x 5" $40


Ingredients: sign from lobbie lou's going out of business sale; scraps of wood from my collections; eyes from booby furst of JT; pencil from sandy crouse of ohio; wire from the yucca valley swap meet;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Helen Fremont in Boston, MA)

 

 

 

I DON'T KNOW, I FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS

8" x 8"$50

Ingredients: painting from amy coanne of santa monica; scraps of little things from my collections; doll from john luckett's yard sale; birds from judy wishart of jt; eyes from a jt thrift store; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Stodder in Yucca Valley, CA)

 

THE MOUSE LOOKED DEEPLY INTO HER LIFE AND IT WAS UNCOMFORTABLE BUT SHE LIVED THROUGH IT.

7.5" x 9" $25

Ingredients: old painting from amy coanne of santa monica; mouse inspired by lydia's pet mouse 'mary ellen'; wire from the YV swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Julia Buckley in Joshua Tree, CA, so nice to have her in the neighborhood!)

 

MAGIC PONY ("GO AHEAD, MAKE A WISH")

7.25" x 6.5" $25

Ingredients: old cabinet from my airstream trailer; wire from yucca valley swap meet; this is my neighbors horse and she is magic, and her name is princess; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lyn Bradley in Los Angeles, CA)

FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE AUDIENCE

16" x 13" $75

Ingredients: painting from a recent yard sale (and by patti minimum); plaster letters from donation creation in JT, CA; frame from a jt thrift store; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Bobby Furst in Joshua Tree, a birthday gift for Jane!)

 

 

WOMAN IN BLOOM

bee  

9" x 11" $160


Ingredients:little pictures by kim schoechner and this picture which said "god couldn't be everywhere, that's why he made moms", from the evangelical church rummage sale in yucca valley, ca (my favorite annual rummage sale); beads from the yucca valley swap meet; glitter from the KC, KS swap meet; string from something;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

from my private collection made in 2005

STOP THE MADNESS

  

6" x 9.75" $160

Ingredients: old shelf i bought at the yucca valley swap meet; old glove from stuart; pieces of cut wood from nancy fuller and her house remodeling project where she got a new studio; beads from a necklace; pull tab from milton's cat food can; chord found on my walk today; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Shannon Curfman in Silverlake, CA)

from my private collection made in 2005

 

HAPPY DREAMS PIGGIES

  

13" x 27" $200 (SALE now $100)


Ingredients: board and frame wood found in the desert; my old and used up nova color paints; wire on back from a desert esate sale; pull tabs on back from inky's cat food,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brian Johnson in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

WOMAN RELEASING EVERYTHING AND ENTERING HER MYSTERY

boat  

17" x 23" $200

Ingredients: old bulletin board from a recent yard sale; all of that stuff is from judy wishart of JT, CA, who has recently been decluttering her arts and crafts supplies; wire from barr lumber; love from me, shari elf

SOLD (thank you Charisse Gendron in Minneapolis, MN)

 

 

 

TRY TO LIVE A BALANCED LIFE

17" x 12" $160

Ingredients:board and all of those dolls except for star girl and winnie the pooh are from john luckett's artist yard sale this past weekend in flamingo heights; pen caps from ramona otto's 5th grade class; plaster movie title letters from donation creation in JT, CA; wire from yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

I KNOW I CAN

  

10.5" x 11.5" $60

Ingredients: painting from amy coanne of santa monica; cans from the ground in calif and europe (with my sister, shelley); copper wire from the ground; wood scraps from my collections; wire from yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

I'M COUNTING MY BLESSINGS

bee  

5.5" x 5" $70


Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, ca; dice from a long ago yard sale; pull tab from a can; nova color paints;
love from shari

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

 

GLITTER MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER

bee  

14" x 18" $120

Ingredients: painting (by A L Strese) from the boys and girl's thrift store in yucca valley; wooden nose on dog which i cut from a rod i had; bead from a necklace from a yard sale; glitter from a church rummage sale in yucca valley; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nicole DeVault in New York, NY)

 

 

 

A recent commission for Milo Ippolito in Atlanta. You can hear Milo's cover of my song Happy World on the Shari Elf Tribute Album.

 

EAT LIKE A CHIMP. FEEL LIKE A CHAMP

  

8" x 8.5" $90

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley, calif; pencils from kathy B; cork from someone's wine; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; chart from "green for life" by victoria boutenko, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jonathan Scott in Jamaica Plain, MA)

 

WELCOME TO THE BATHROOM

bee  

6.75" x 7.75" $65

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wire from the swap meet; nova color paints, love from shari

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

 

 

 

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

bee  

8" x 8" $65

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wire from the swap meet; scraps of wood from my collections; glitter from donation creation in joshua tree, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nichole Fromm in Madison, WI, where i had a wonderful time giving a house concert and getting to know her fine town and her fine life in madison 2 years ago)

 

MEDICINE WHEEL

bee  

5.5" x 6" $55

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale with jack and brian; puka shell necklaces from thrift stores; beads from bobby furst of JT; wooden O from some yard sale; skewers from stater bro's; wire from yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Charlyn in Joshua Tree, CA)

i was having a look at a crop circle movie and enjoying the similarities of american indian medicine wheels

 

THIS IS DOG'S COUNTRY

  

22" x 27.5" $170

Ingredients: painting from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wood from around my studio; cap from an old jar of glitter; eyes made from a wooden button from bobby furst of joshua tree, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Staci Hall in Palm Springs my fabulous hair stylist)

 

 

 

SURFBRUSH

bee  

15.5" x 15.5" $160

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in Wonder Valley, CA; old chair from art queen that finally broke; old paintbrush used to paint my new outside cutting table/ cathouse; wire from the YV swap meet; craft stick from some arts and crafts store, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Megan Crowder in Columbus, IN)

 

 

THIS IS DOG'S COUNTRY

bee  

22.5" x 18.5" $125

Ingredients: painting from a thrift store; frame from a friend; wood scraps from art queen (dog nose); my old lip stick cap; pearls from the mother load thrift store in lake elsinore, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Debbie who goes to the same church as Leslie Mariah Andrews and was at Art Queen for Leslie's concert Sept. 17th, where she bought this)

 

SUPPER DOG

  

6" x 8"$75 all of the money from the sale of this goes to Susan Kuhlman's favorite animal charities that she is active with

Ingredients: board from the desert; frame wood from the morongo valley recycle yard; my spa sandal; eyes from the boys and girls thrift store in yucca valley; bead from someone love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michelle Berg in Roeland Park, KS)

 

 

 

LILLIES OF THE FIELD. RELAXING ON THEIR DAY OFF.

bee  

5.25" x 7"

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley, ca; tiles from my art workshop at the museum of art in santa monica last dec. wire from the YV swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

WOMAN MARRYING HER CAT

  

6.5" x 8.5" $75

Ingredients: wood from art queen; beads from bobby furst of JT; wire from the swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Diane Tchakirides in Seattle, WA)

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

  

13" x 15" $250

Ingredients: board and wire from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; crayons from the mother load thrift store in lake elsinore, calif; balls from mercantile antique store in yucca valley, the mother load and angel view thrift store; scrabble game from the morongo valley thrift store, the lady that worked there was so proud of herself for taking 3 scrabble games and turning them into one game, i asked what she did with the extra letters (she threw them away), well, she wont be doing that any more! i told her not to and to save them for me or someone; beads from bobby furst of JT, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Trainer Tim Green in Provincetown, MA for the summer, returning to Los Angeles, CA soon)

 

 

 

WOW

bee  

9.5" x 10.75" $100

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley, calif; frame wood from larry lane's recent barricade at art queen (actually to protect people at gay pride from his cactus, it is nice that he painted the barricade that lovely shade of green); some kind of oil stain that bled thru the yellow paint so i decided to celebrate with glitter from donation creation in JT, calif; some kind of tool from that recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian, same for the yard stick; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you someone at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs bought this from Chantale Doyle's pop-up store on Labor Day Weekend ,2011)

 

 

I BELIEVE IN CHER

bee  

26" x 38" $75

Ingredients: authentic painting from the yucca valley swap meet and signed by "elizabeth" or someone who's name ends in "th" (their name got smudged , i suspect by themselves) love from shari

SOLD (thank you Marty Thomas in Kansas City, MO)

SHINY AND BRIGHT

  

10.5" x 14.5" $200

Ingredients: board from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; 2" x 2" plexiglas samples i think are from susan kuhlman in NYC or else they are from sandy crouse in ohio, i've had them for a few years; pull tabs from inky's cat food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kathy)

 

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY TODAY

bee  

6.75" x 8.5" $140

Ingredients: wood from a drawer across the street; pen caps from ramona otto's 5th graders at mirman in LA; ramona also gave me the watchbands; puka shells from a kansas city yard sale; pearls from a thrift store in kansas city; pull tab from jackie morrow, love from shari

SOLD (thank you, someone is gonna be surprised)

from the extensive susan and jay kuhlman collection of elves as she calls them (reworked by me)

 

REMEMBER TO BLOSSOM

bee  

13.5" x 9.5" $90

Ingredients: board from sandy crouse of ohio, and she also gave me those pulltabs on back from jaspee, smokey and the monster's cat food, she also gave me those pom poms; pick-up sticks from the flea market near asbury park with kate mellina, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nan James in Pensicola, FL)

made on ann morrissey davidson's wonderful screened porch in alton, IL with ann and sam the dog. august 20, 2009 (my birthday) on shari's big tour

 

WALK THIS WAY

  

16.5" x 12" $150

Ingredients: board from Jack and Brian's garage in wonder valley, calif; old yard sticks from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; my old studio ruler; smashed metal tube and smashed plastic bottle from the ground in the desert; rusty nails from my collection; scraps of wood from my collections; pull tabs from cans; wire from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian, love from shari

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

 

BOATS

bee  

7" x10" $80

Ingredients: board from Jack and Brian's garage in wonder valley, calif; old yard sticks from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; scraps of wood from my collections; wire from the swap meet, love from shari

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

 

 

SHAKE

  

6.5" x 7.5" $65

Ingredients: board from Jack and Brian's garage in wonder valley, calif; frame wood from an old drawer from a dresser at art queen; scraps of wood from my collections; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Devon Susholtz in Santa Monica, CA)

 

 

GOOFBALLS

bee  

11" x 12.5" $220

Ingredients: board from Jack and Brian's garage in wonder valley, calif; old yard sticks from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; some of those balls are from my collections from sales and friends and most of them are from john luckett's recent artist yard sale in landers, calif; wire from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Chris Myung in Medford, MA ...i'm happy this one was popular, thank you Anita and David also for wanting it!)

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

THE SUN SHINES DOWN ON ME

bee  

6.25" x 6.25" $45

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wooden circle is from sandy crouse or a sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; nails from my old and rusty nail collection, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jesse Ely in Joshua Tree, California)

A NEW PAIR OF GLASSES

bee  

5" x 2" x 5 $30


Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; ; piece of wood from a violin maker and lisa gelber of pacific palisades, ca; bead and block from bobby furst of JT; tin foil from leftovers; wire and letters wood from the YV swap meet, love from shari (note from shari, those are signed on the bottom right side of the blue lens)

SOLD (thank you Anita Saleh in Bloomfield Hills, MI)

 

SUPER CHICKEN (his beak fell off and i will replace and post the fresh new picture soon)

bee  

5.5" x 6" $55

Ingredients: letters cut from some yard sticks and wood from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; frame wood from an old dresser drawer at art queen; S from a collection of letters from john luckett's recent artist's yard sale in landers; scraps of wood from my collections; rhinestones from bobby furst of JT; wire on back from yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

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

 

 

FRIENDLY CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS

bee  

12.25" x 15.75" $140

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley, calif; yard stick from an estate sale in santa monica recently with jack and brian; hinge from jack and brian's yard in wonder valley; rusty nails from my rusty nail collection, love from shari

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

 

PRESS THIS BUTTON TO STOP ANY ANNOYING THING

bee  

5.5" x 6" $35

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with Jack and Brian; frame wood from hans riecke of Maui; plastic OFF button from alice Mckoy and her walks in georgia; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

 

 

VOLUME CONTROL

bee  

5" x 7" $45

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with Jack and Brian; scraps of wood from my collections; knob off of my pawn shop guitar; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lisa O'Brien in Los Angeles, CA)

note from shari: sometimes it may help to have a knob to turn the volume up or down on the still small voice inside.

 

 

 

HERE ARE SOME BUTTONS FOR YOU TO PRESS

bee  

5.25" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with Jack and Brian; buttons from a YV estate sale; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brynn Hausmann in Minneapolis, MN)

 

SOMETIMES I HAVE TO ASK MYSELF WHAT WOULD BUNNY DO?

bee  

5.25" x 3.25" $10


Ingredients: can and wire from the desert,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Charise Harper in Mamaroneck, NY)

 

SIT. STAY. BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM DOG

 

bee  

5.5" x 6" $50

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale with jack and brian; chair leg from a broken chair; bead from bobby furst of JT; scraps of wood from my collections; puka shells from a necklace from a thrift store; wire from yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jody Roberts in Pacific Palisades, CA)

 

 

 

HERE ARE SOME BUTTONS FOR YOU TO PUSH

  

5.5" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; buttons from a yv estate sale; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jody Roberts in Pacific Palisades, CA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BIRDS OF WORRY AND YOUR HAIR

  

5.5" x 6" $50

Ingredients: board from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; BEAD from bobby furst of JT; small scrap of wood from some painted boards ramona otto gave me years ago; old rusty nails from my old rusty nail collection; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anita Saleh in Bloomfield Hills, MI)

 

 

YIN AND YANG

 

bee  

5.5" x 6" $50

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale with jack and brian; broken chair (leg); cap from something and a bicycle tire cap; wire from yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

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

 

 

I AM THE PRIZE

bee  

5" x 6" $45


Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; ; piece of wood from a violin maker and lisa gelber of pacific palisades, ca; bead and block from bobby furst of JT; tin foil from leftovers; wire and letters wood from the YV swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

RELAX DOG'S IN CHARGE

bee  

  

5.5" x 6" $45

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; letters from ebay and desert sales; scraps of wood from my collections; beads from bobby furst of JT; wire from the YV swap meet, Love from shari

SOLD (thank you Margaret Fox in Siasconset, MA)

 

 

DINO

bee  

5.5" x 6" $60

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale with jack and brian; frame wood from a dresser at art queen; sand from kate mellina in new jersey 2 summers ago; craft sticks from a store; scraps of wood from my collections; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; rocks from donation creation, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jamie Frey in Meadowbrook, PA)

 

 

CROP CIRCLE

bee  

6" x 5.25" $60

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with Jack and Brian; scraps of wood from the bottom of my small wood scraps box; pretty washer I've had for a long time, i think i found it on the ground; pencil from the KC, KS flea market; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; Love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jay Mark in NYC, NY)

charlyn recently loaned me a great video on crop circles. here is my crop circle.

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

bee  

5.5" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with Jack and Brian; my old paint brush; wood also from the YV swap meet and an old dresser; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anita Saleh in Bloomfield Hills, MI)

 

UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE REGULARLY

OUT WITH THE OLD (BORN TO LOSE, SUNG BY LEONARD COHEN AND ELTON JOHN, MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE BY DANIEL JOHNSTON)

IN WITH THE NEW (FRIENDLY WORLD BY FABIAN AND MY BAND, THE KITTENS AND FOLLOW THAT DREAM BY DANIEL JOHNSTON)

INCLUDES A CD I WILL BURN FOR YOU!

bee  

about 13"x 20" $100


Ingredients: piece of cupboard from my airstream trailer; my old tape, comes with a cd i will burn for you!
love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

I'M PERFECT JUST THE WAY I AM

20" x 24" $100


Ingredients: board from the desert; old "Big Sale" sign from Lobby Lou and Fred; craft rocks from donation creation in joshua tree; ironing cord from sandy crouse of ohio; tin from art queen; beads from a sale; chain on back from some project,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Charlyn in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

WE'RE FROM THE SAME STAR

bee  

11" x 12" $100

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica; frame wood too; eyes from ebay; cork and bead from bobby furst of JT; rubber thing (nose) i found on the ground; wire from an estate sale in yucca valley, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Alyssa Sapire in Los Angeles, CA)

 

SURRENDER

bee  

34.5" x 9.5" $120


Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jennifer Brian in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 

THE ROAD

bee  

6.5" x 8" $40

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian and their family; scraps of wood from a violin maker in LA and lisa gelber; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Feryat Newman of Morongo Valley, CA)

 

 

LEAP OF FAITH

bee  

6" x 6" $40


Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale with jack and brian;old paint brush from leonard knight of salvation mountain; scraps of wood from my collections; wire from the yucca valley swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Indy Amos, the Art Queen psychologist and trumpet player in my band the Kittens)

 

I'M STICKING WITH YOU, GOD. LETS HAVE SOME FUN !

bee  

6.25" x 6.25" $50

Ingredients: board and glues from a recent estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

 

 

THIS AND THAT

bee  

6.5" x 5.5" $40

Ingredients: board from jack and brian; tin foil from long ago leftovers; wire brush from a long ago estate sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Richard Hammond)

 

 

 

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE OF THE NOW

bee  

5" x 6.5" $40

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with Jack and Brian; piece of an old drawer; violin scrap from lisa gelber and a violin maker in LA; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barb Else in Tucson, AZ)

 

 

MAGIC PONY

bee  

6" x 6" $40

Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale in santa monica with Jack and Brian; plaster letters from donation creation in JT; brass wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

 

FLOWERS WITH BUTTERFLY

bee  

5.5" x 6.5" $45

Ingredients:board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley; beads from bobby furst of JT, CA; wire from the YV swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jamie Frey in Meadowbrook, PA)

 

 

KID IN A CANDY STORE

bee  

6.5" x 5.5" $45


Ingredients: board from a recent estate sale with jack and brian; pencils also from that sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet,
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jamie Frey in Meadowbrook, PA)

...AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER IN WEDDED BLISS ("And God looked upon them" "and said 'it is good'")

 

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

SOLD (thank you Feryat Newman of Morongo Valley, CA)

 

 

 

HOME SWEET HOME

bee  

6" x 5.5" $40

Ingredients: wood from a recent estate sale in santa monica; bead from a friend, i think bobby furst; violin maker's scrap of wood from lisa gelber; wire form the YV swap meet; rhinestones from bobby furst, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Kuhlman in NYC)

 

CHINESE PROVERB

bee  

4.5" x 4.5" $35

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jonathan Scott in Jamaica Plain, MA)

 

I WILL SWIM THE GREAT SEA OF CIRCLES FOR YOU

boat  

15.5" x 7" $40

Ingredients: piece of cabinet from my airstream trailer; old drawer from an old dresser at art queen; washers i found on the ground; sequin from bobby furst of JT; O's from my collections; hippo from the yucca valley thrift store (she says "already boys" "let's go" and "i know that's right" in a sassy voice, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Feryat Newman of Morongo Valley, CA)

 

THUNDERBIRD

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5" x 5" $45

Ingredients: shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; branches from a nearby tree; scraps of wood, etc., from my collections; letters from donation creation in JT and John Luckett's artist yard sale in flamingo heights; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet; pom poms from some old trim i've had for a long time, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Wolfe in Kansas City, MO, we were once neighbors in KC, MO)

 

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A HAPPY CHILDHOOD

bee  

18" x 16.5" $200

Ingredients: old board from the desert; scraps of wood from my collections; stuff i found on the ground; wire from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; letters from friends, sales and the thrift stores of my life and also ebay; butterfly from a thrift store and which used to be on my refridgerator, love from shari

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

 

 

JESUS

bee  

4.5" x 5" $23

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

SOLD (thank you Jack Pierson in NY and Wonder Valley, CA)

 

 

 

MR. BIG

bee  

2" x 3.5" $20

Ingredients: scrap of wood from my collections; bead from bobby furst of JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love and cher from shari

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

BATHING BEAUTY

bee  

5" x 5" $50

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley; old metal blind from the desert; lovely bowl i broke last week at my cabin and which was from a recent thrift store; my old make up; pom poms and thread from sandy crouse of ohio, wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Betty Tand in Houston, TX)

CATERPILLAR

  bee

41" x 8" $170

Ingredients: old board found in the desert with all those nails in it; balls from yard sales and thrift stores and john luckett's recent artist sale in landers; eyes from sandy crouse of ohio and she also sent those other things; pull tabs on back from some cans, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM DOG

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20.5" x 14" $110

Ingredients: PAINTING FROM DONATION CREATION IN JT, CA; PIECE OF METAL I THINK I GOT AT A JUNK SALE IN JT YEARS AGO IT HAD A CROSS IN NAIL HOLES IN THE CENTER, (I CUT IT WITH MY JIG SAW); PEARLS AND WIRE FROM THE YUCCA VALLEY SWAP MEET; WOOD FROM MY STUDIO AND HERE AND THERE, oops, sorry for shouting, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Pam Anders in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

HERE YOU GO, BOY

bee  

6" x 8.25" $77

Ingredients: board from an estate in santa monica with jack and brian; scraps of other wood from my collections and " ladies, group of, 2"; old nails from the old wood i find; wire from the swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Dr. Ron ("Indy") Amos for his new office in Yucca Valley, CA)

 

 

GO WITH THE FLOW

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14.5" x 11.5" $111

Ingredients: board from Chantale Doyle of Rimrock, CA and MT. fuji general store; frame wood is scraps from my recent project: "Ladies, group of, Z", and that was an old shelf from the YV swap meet; wire and small board i cut the surf board from are also from the swap meet; pompoms from sandy crouse of ohio; eyes from ebay; pipe cleaner from sandy also; puffy friend made by Harper and my art class for the living school; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nichole Fromm in Madison, WI)

 

 

MR. SUN, SUN, MR. GOLDEN SUN, PLEASE SHINE DOWN ON ME.

bee  

16" x 13" $85

Ingredients: old board from chantale doyle of pioneertown, calif; my old paint brushes; dried up paint that was the original coat of paint on the world famous crochet museum, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tim and Faith of 29 Palms, CA and who recently visited the Crochet Museum with Faith's mom and gave me a bunch of their moving boxes and paper and then came to my raw food class. They also picked up some What Would Cher Do? t-shirts at open studios in Joshua Tree last weekend)

 

 

ABSTRACT (EGGS)

bee  

7.5" x 4" $55

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley, calif; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lisa O'Brian in Los Angeles, CA)

ROLLER COASTER (OF LOVE)

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6" x 6" $33


Ingredients: old drawer from art queen; pieces of a shelf from hollywood video store in YV; brass wire from the swap meet;
love from shari

SOLD (thank you Dr. Pat Allen in Newport Beach, CA)

 

PEARLY SINGS FOR JESUS

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22" x 27.5" $250

Ingredients: wooden thing i found somewhere; cans from beans and stuff; old chord from something; wire from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; scrabble game from a recent church rummage sale; necklace from a thriftstore, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Marty Thomas in New York, NY)

note from Shari: I met a real nice lady named Pearly in the women's restroom at a church i went to recently. i told her Pearly was my new favorite name ever. i wanted to find a gospel choir to sing at art queen for my high desert test site project and i am hoping that the choir Pearly is in will be that choir. i ended up having to make my own choir and it worked out pretty good.

 

 

KNOCK KNOCK. WHO'S THERE? JESUS. JESUS WHO? HA! YOU GOT ME!

bee  

12" x 14" $85

Ingredients: decoupage jesus picture from a long ago thrift store and which has been hanging in my house for a long time, love from shari

SOLD (thank you John Cassidy, creator of Klutz.com)

 

 

WELCOME TO PARADISE

bee  

13.5" x 14.5" $100

Ingredients: broken pieces of furniture and stuff from art queen; paint brush once used to paint the iggy pop "bless you" guitar i made; rhinestones from sandy crouse of ohio; things i found on the ground like a broken green cup that was too pretty to pass up; necklace and spring from bobby furst of JT; wire on back from the swap meet; golf tees from ramona otto, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Laura Sibley of Wonder Valley, CA, her first Elf!)

 

TAKE TIME TO CONNECT WITH NATURE

bee  

9.5" x 11.5" $40

Ingredients: picture from the mother load thrift store in lake elsinore, CA; plaster movie film title letters from donation creation in JT, CA, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tim and Faith of 29 Palms, CA and who recently visited the Crochet Museum with Faith's mom and gave me a bunch of their moving boxes and paper and then came to my raw food class. They also picked up some What Would Cher Do? t-shirts at open studios in Joshua Tree last weekend)

 

 

JOY OF JOYS

bee  

9" x 9" $80

Ingredients: board from the desert; pencils from a flea market in kansas city, ks on my road trip in 2009; scraps of wood from my collections; pull tabs from cans; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; googly eyes from sandy crouse of ohio and a thrift store in JT, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Vala Mohr from Milwaukee, WI)

 

TOOTHBRUSH CAT

bee  

9.5" x 11.5" $65

Ingredients: my old tooth brushes and some i found at yard sales; my old lip stick cap; eyes from ebay; pieces of paint brushes (ears); old rusty washer from the ground some where; end of a wire brush (tail); scraps of wood from jack pierson's garage, love from shari

SOLD (thank you David Dodge and Emmit of Joshua Tree, CA)

NORTH, EAST, SOUTH, WEST

bee  

15" x 31.5" $275

Ingredients: old dresser from art queen; old hose from the desert; my old nova color paint canisters; watch bands from ramona otto; caps and pull tabs from jars, cans, and bottles; wire from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Trixli Weber in Switzerland)

SOMETIMES ME AND CHER LIKE TO RIDE MY IMAGINARY HORSES, YIN AND YANG

bee  

10.5" x 12" $55

Ingredients: picture of horses in a corral from a desert thrift store, same for the frame; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, i added me and cher and the words, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mark from the Art Car event at Art Queen)

 

CIRCLES (ABSTRACT WITH THREADS)

bee  

9.5" x 9.5" $85

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, CA; threads from a friend; plastic ring toss ring from a friend; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; board from jack pierson's garage, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nan Ottenbacher in Nashville, TN)

 

 

 

PEEK A BOO

bee  

18.5" x 20" $100

Ingredients: metal thing I've had for a few years from the desert; wire from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; painting by Elise Baldwin from the yucca valley swap meet; pull tabs from cans from leslie mariah andrews' concert at art queen; board from chantale Doyle, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Dianne and David Waldman in Palm Desert, CA)

 

 

 

HAPPY DREAMS PONY (GO AHEAD, MAKE A WISH)

bee  

9.5" x 6" $75

Ingredients: board from Jack Pierson's garage in wonder valley, calif; frame wood from an old dresser at art queen; letters from donation creation in joshua tree; pony from a friend; piece of a ruler and piece of a necklace; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Dianne and David Waldman in Palm Desert, CA)

 

PINKY

bee  

10.5" x 13.5" $85

Ingredients: circle board from chantale doyle of mt fuji general store in JT; glitter from a church rummage sale in yucca valley; balls found in the desert by john luckett; pieces of wood from my collection; pull tab from a can, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Marc Carter in Baldwin City, KS)

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