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Hello Friend! Here are some of my favorite good and sturdy art from trash pieces from 2012. Thanks for having a look!

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RUSTY MATCHBOOK

3.5" x 3" (the base) $50

Ingredients: rusty and bent piece of metal from john luckett, now of palm springs, calif; bamboo skewers i think i got at big lots in yucca valley; nova color paints, love from shari

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

 

 

 

 

Here is a recent commission I am happy with! It is going to live at Rachael Goldfarb's house in Massachusetts.

 

TWIRLING ATTRACTOR OF GOODNESS

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33" x 59" $400

Ingredients: board from my collections and travels; frame from bargain alley in joshua tree, calif, purchased after lunch at natural sisters with jack pierson, inspiration for the art from jack pierson who is mentoring me; my signature is in the center cuz i am A TWIRLING ATTRACTOR OF GOODNESS (from my song "i'm forcing goodness upon you"), love from shari

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

 

 

WALK MINDFULLY

  

24" x 20" $100

Ingredients: painting from a thrift store in california, same for the frame (they didn't come together); piece of a wooden rod i cut for the monkey nose, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jasmine, Dominique and Felix from Paris, France)

 

LADIES, CROCHET GROUP OF

  

each about 12.5" tall $60 each or $700 for all 12

Ingredients: old dresser drawers i cut up for the bases; wooden posts (i think from a decorative railing) from a pile of old wood at bombay beach by the salton sea, california; yarn from thrift stores; crochet squares from a bag of those from chantale doyle's yard sale recently; noses cut from small rectangles of wood i got at the yucca valley swap meet a couple years ago, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rachael Goldfarb in Chestnut Hill, MA)

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

  

24" x 21.5" $200

Ingredients: old board from lucerne valley, california; craft rocks from donation creation in joshua tree; wooden post from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; string from some long ago estate sales; my old lip stick caps; scrabble letters from yard sales and ebay; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

THIS IS DOG'S COUNTRY

40" x 28.5 $150 (add $20 extra to ship to the east coast)

Ingredients: beautiful old painting from THe motherLoad thrift store in Lake Elsinore, CA; wood from my studio; real fresh water pearls from Teri Wilkes of champaigne, IL; bead from bobby furst of JT, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Llyn Crounse in Palm Springs, CA)

 

WHY NOT TRY A NEW AND FUN PERSPECTIVE?

6.5" x 6.5" $75

Ingredients: board from my collection; pencils from friends and sales; i think i found that rock on a walk with lynne crounse by her house in palm springs; glittery sand from an estate sale; knob found in the desert; bead from bobby furst of JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Marc Carter in Kansas City, MO)

 

 

DIVINE ORDER

26" x 32" $125

Ingredients: lovely ocean painting by Erma Washburn of Yucca Valley, Calif and purchased at Donation Creation in JT, Calif; i added the mermaid and words and my signature, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Melissa Eichman in Shawnee, KS where it is a lovely day as it is in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

GIRAFFE

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18" x 14" $75

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley, calif; my old paint brushes; eyes from a destroyed animal from the crochet museum, a few got ruined when the crochet museum blew over in august and then it rained, etc); rusty nails from my rusty nail collection; watch band from ramona otto; springy thing i found on the ground the same day i made this (i used it for the tail, it's moving in this picture), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Scott Katz in Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

MOMMY AND I ARE ONE

14" $200

Ingredients: cupboard door from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; rusty metal i used from the frame is from john luckett of palm springs, calif; brass wire on back from the swap meet; "mommy and i are one" from an interesting *study mentioned on page 32 of Judith Viorst's "Necessary Losses", love from shari

SOLD (thank you Evie Harris in Toronto, Canada)

*in that study from a book called "the search for oneness", three psychologists make some dazzling claims for the potential benefits of oneness experiences. by using the phrase "mommy and i are one" in subliminal messages flashed before the viewers eyes so they weren't aware they were seeing it. the message helped fulfill the fantasy of oneness and participants did much better on tests, quitting addictions, etc.

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

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15" x 14.5" $270

Ingredients: old board from chantale doyle of mt. fuji general store in JT; checkers, some of those letters and spool from sandy crouse of ohio; other wood from my studio; eyes and letters from ebay; watch bands from ramona otto of santa monica; my old lipstick caps; chains from bobby furst of JT; beads from john luckett now of palm springs, love and fun from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

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12.5" x 12" $175

Ingredients: handmade wood box from the garage at an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; letters from sandy crouse of ohio; plastic wheels from a toy from tami wood of morongo valley who found them on a walk with her dog "baby"; balls found in the desert by john luckett now of palm springs, calif. the multi color ball is a giant jaw breaker; leather glove (pieces used to attach the wheels on the bottom of the box) also from sandy crouse, love from shari

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

 

HELPFUL COMMUNICATION TOOL

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19" x 15" $230

Ingredients: round cut board from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; ruler from suzanne jenkins in md; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rachael Goldfarb in Chestnut Hill, MA)

 

 

 

LADIES, GROUP OF EIGHT

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the tallest is 22" the shortest is 13", the bases are 4" wide and there are 8 ladies in the finished group $300 or $45 each

Ingredients: old blue shelf from a yard sale from long ago; white fabric from a recent yard sale; branches from the tree out in the lot behind art queen; string from sales and friends; i cut the wooden nose from little pieces of cut wood i found at the yucca valley swap meet years ago; cotton from some of my old vitamin jars and also most of that cotton was sent by Lorraine Kwan of ontario, canada when i recently announced on facebook that i was looking for some, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Donna Pickup in Ardmore, PA)

 

 

RIDE THE WAVE

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5" x 5.5" $70

Ingredients: board from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley calif; yard sticks from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; piece of plastic from my old plastic bowl sky light at my cabin; glitter from a yucca valley estate sale; wire from the YV swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

MR. SPARKLEPANTS...HERE TO SAVE THE WORLD...THANK HEAVENS YOU ARE HERE!

  

14" x 15" $200

Ingredients: painting signed by "DeKay" or something from the new thrift store in yucca valley; metal shelving stuff from the old joshua tree music store and which i've had laying around for a long time but i'm decluttering!; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Sarris in Riverside, CA)

 

 

IT'S GOOD TO BE TIDY

  

16" x 20" $110

Ingredients: old wood (frame) from the desert; unsigned painting of the rocks in joshua tree national monument from a local thrift store or yard sale a couple years ago; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Randolph Carter of Big City Junk in New York)

  

Here is the piece I donated to this year's Zimmer Children's Museum "show&tell: the art of pop culture"

 

 

 

BE GOOD TO KITTIES

TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS

  

8" x 6.5" $180 from my private collection sept 2003 (vintage elf)

Ingredients: board which my neighbor in kansas city, ryan, was removing from a porch across the street which my other neighbor, terri juarez alerted me about; letters, pencil tips and car tail light from ramona otto of santa monica; wire from the ground; craft face from a yard sale near crater lake oregon with stuart , love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nan Ottenbacher in Nashville, TN)

 

 

DOGS OF DANCE

  

14" x 19.5" $400 from my private collection, november 2002 (vintage elf)

Ingredients: wood from the streets of kansas city, mo, same for the silkscreen frame; my old toothpaste caps; juice bottle caps from my apple juices, etc; pearls from laura dela salla; jewels from george and martha of jeff. city, MO; wire from the acme brass works auction in downtown kansas city), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Trixli Weber in Switzerland)

 

DOG IN THE SUN

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14" x 22" $155

Ingredients: old board and rusty things found by some old abandoned cabins in lucerne valley, calif, on the way to improv class in victorville with tami wood; scrabble game from john luckett of palm springs, calif; eyes from the yucca valley swap meet years ago; wire on back from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; yellow pencil from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jane Stuart)

 

THE WIZARD AND HIS KITTEN

  

6" x 8" $55

Ingredients: Board from the desert; blue wood from an old shelf from Lucerne Valley, CA; letters from ebay (anagram); wire from the Yucca Valley Swap Meet; rhinestones from Bobby First; pipe cleaner from a store in N.Y.; pencil from the ground; other scraps of wood from my collections, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jane Stuart)

 

 

HERE IS A PLACE TO KEEP YOUR PENCIL

5.5" x 5.5" $44

Ingredients: Board from Glen, Steve and Chris Viet of Joshua Tree; scraps of wood and pencils from my collections; wire from the Yucca Valley Swap Meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Sarris in Riverside, CA)

 

 

PORCUPINE

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PORCUPINE 14.5" x 12" $100 SOLD

Ingredients: scraps from my collections; spools from sandy crouse of ohio; squares from a wooden chess board from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kim Chasen of Yucca Valley, CA)

WORK IS JOY

8.5" x 11" $33

Ingredients: Board from Glen and Steve and Chris Viet of Joshua Tree; wire from the Yucca Valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lori Joy Ingrim in Westchester, CA)

 

 

 

 

I AM THE EGGMAN

GOO GOO GA JOOB

5.5" x 4.5" $55

Ingredients: Board from Glen & Steve & Chris Viet; scraps of wood and stuff from my collections; wire from the y. v. swap meet, love from shari

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

 

MY PENCIL

  

5" x 5 " $44

Ingredients: old shelf from the old Hollywood video store in Yucca Valley; scraps of wood from my collections; wire from the Yucca Valley Swap Meet; pencil from a sale, love from shari

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO RELAX

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11.5 x 13.5 $133

Ingredients: Board from the desert; frame wood from an old dresser at Art Queen; piece of paneling from my airstream trailer; branch from the tree behind Art Queen; scraps of wood from my collections; bead from Bobby First of J.T.; wire from the Yucca Valley Swap Meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Alice Clements in Los Angeles, CA)

DOG WITH FLOWERS

13" x 20 $133

Ingredients: Painting I found years ago in an alley in Santa Monica; frame wood is from my old outhouse/storeroom at my cabin; cut up post from an old estate sale; my old lipstick cap; wire from the YV swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Griffin-Black in Corte Madera, CA)

 

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

5" x 5 " $44

Ingredients: Board from Glen & Steve & Chris of J.T.; wire from the y. v. swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lisa OBrien in Los Angeles, CA)

 

FISH ON WHEELS

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13" tall x16" long and 5" wide $175

Ingredients: block of wood from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley, calif; wheels from the rosebowl flea market; leonard knight's old paint brushes from salvation mountain by the salton sea; rusty old paint brush from the desert, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Charlene Lockwood in Washington, DC)

 

 

ANDY WARHOL

  

18.5" x 4" $45

Ingredients: old board from lucerne valley on the way to improv class in victorville, calif; my old paint brushes and vitamin cotton; wood from my cabin, love from shari

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

 

 

PISCES THE FISHIES

7 x 7.5 $77

Ingredients: Board from the desert; scraps of wood from my collections and Leonard Knight of Salvation Mt.; anagram letters from ebay; eyes too; sequins from Sandy Crouse; wire from the y. v. swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

 

THREE NICE PRINCESSES

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6" x 6.5" $55

Ingredients: Board from the desert; scraps of wood from my collections and Marilyn Green just last weekend; wire from the Yucca Valley Swap Meet, love from shari

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

 

FLOAT ON

  

5" x 5.5 " $55

Ingredients: Board from Glen and Steve and Chris Viet of J.T.; letters from Donation Creation; scraps of wood from my collections; same for the beads, etc.; wire from the Yucca Valley Swap Meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nichole Fromm in Madison, WI)

 

 

WE SURROUND YOU AND PROTECT YOU UNTIL YOU ARE HEALED. WE HONOR OUR WARRIORS.

  

10.5" x 9" $88

Ingredients: Board and some frame wood from Glen and Steve and Chris Viet of Joshua Tree; other frame wood from my collection; die from John Luckett of Palm Springs; beads from Marilyn Green and Rosie The Cat from Palo Alto, CA; springs and pens; glass piece from the ground; I've had those rhinestones for a long time; wire from the Yucca Valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robin Bobbin Kellerstrass in Round Valley, CA)

note from shari:i had to ask robin if i could post her note here: "please consider "We surround you and protect you" sold. I love your art and music. I've wanted to buy a piece from you for about a year. Less than two months ago I was in a major car accident that the emt's said most people wouldn't live through. Welp, I made it... burning car and all. My Doctors say my recovery is fast however I'm tired most of the time and spend hours in my room. That's where I will proudly display my Shari Elf original artwork. Thanks, you beautiful crocheting musical Goddess you! ROCK ON!
Fashion risk taker,
Robin"

note from shari: this is inspired by psychologist, author and healer ed tick, who came to joshua tree this week and spoke to us and read from his book "war and the soul". he helps soldiers recover from ptsd and he does it with healing circles and taking trips to vietnam and greece and using mythology, spirituality and traditions from other cultures to heal without using drugs.

 

 

WOMAN AFFIRMING HER POSITIVE QUALITIES

  

 

Ingredients: painting by H. Donata from a long ago thrift store or friend, that painting used to hang with lots of my jesus paintings in my studio; old board from lucerne valley with tami wood on the way to improv class; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jill and Joel Freeman who were visiting from from Burbank, CA and bought this before i could post it. I was so happy with this one, i had to show it!)

 

 

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, TRY A PRAYER

(IT WORKS FOR ME)

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5" x 5" x 1.5" $44

Ingredients:block of wood from jack pierson's garage in wonder valley; pull tab from a can, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lalo Kikiriki in Joshua Tree and Alta Dena, CA)

this is a good and sturdy block of wood with pulltab on the back to hang on the wall

 

 

SKATEBOARD

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5" 19.5" x 6" $99

Ingredients: old board and shelf from the desert in Lucerne Valley on the way to improv class with Tami; wheels from the Rosebowl flea market in february this year; piece of my old and broken guitar strap leather, love from shari

SOLD AT THE VENICE ART AUCTION

 

 

 

10 NICE LADIES IN PINK

  

12.5" tall (9 shorter ladies) 16" tall (tall lady in back) bases are 4.5" x 4.5" sold as group for $600 or sold separately for $60 each

Ingredients: posts from a scrap of old wood on an empty lot in bombay beach by the salton sea with jack pierson and peter mcgough; old drawer from the same place; some string from a yard sale; other scraps of wood from around my studio; wooden beads from john luckett of palm springs, calif; pink paint from the reject pile in home depot, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lauren Embrey in Dallas, TX)

WHOLENESS IS MY TRUE NATURE

12.5" x 9.5" $77

Ingredients: painting from a recent yard sale; frame wood from glen and steve's gas station gallery in JT; wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Pamela Grenfell Smith in Bean Blossom, IN. oh what a lovely name for a town!)

inspired by laurel parnell's book "tapping in" about EMDR

 

 

WAVE

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14" x 12 $100

Ingredients: board from lance and his departure from art queen; frame wood from my collection; wave by ryan; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

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

SKATEBOARD

6" x 4" $150

Ingredients: some old wood i had around the studio; wheels are cut from a board i used for painting on for a long time; other scraps of wood from the studio; i've been asked to do art on a skateboard for an art auction and i wanted to make my own, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tyson the groom in the bachelor party that came to Joshua Tree Music's grand opening celebration March 31st)

 

WOMAN AFFIRMING HER POSITIVE QUALITIES

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12" x 16.5" $110

Ingredients: board from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian; frame wood from glen and steve's garage gallery in JT; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Ann Gould in Ramona, CA)

 

REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY

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6" x 7.5" $110

Ingredients: old shelf from the desert in Apple Valley on the way to improv class with Tami; rulers from Suzanne Jenkins in MD; wood from my studio; my old toothpaste cap; eyes from ebay; wire from the YV swap meet; pencil from Sandy Crouse of Ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you John Heldgeland in Minneapolis, MN)

 

SHINY AND BRIGHT ABSTRACT

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14" x 15" $200

Ingredients: i think this old cupboard door is from that estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian in which i had fun getting lots of scraps of wood; acrylic samples, the last remaining i had, from susan kuhlman of nY; rulers from suzanne jenkins of MD; painting of a girl in a washtub with her dog which i cut up; pieces of wood from the yucca valley swap meet; pull tab from a can; old broom handles i've collected from the desert and yard sales, love from shari

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

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

  

6.5" x 7" $60

Ingredients: old board i found somewhere; wooden rod i cut a dog nose from; bead from bobby furst of j.t.; eyes from sandy crouse; glitter from a desert thrift store; wire from the y.v. swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jeanne Hunter in AL)

 

 

ALL GOOD THINGS ARE WILD AND FREE

-HENRY DAVID THOREAU

  

28.5" x 13.5"

Ingredients: old and broken dresser which i found on the side of the road in lucerne valley, calif, on the way to improv class with tami wood; i've been saving that saying for the right moment; i imagine the dresser on the back of that truck realizing it needed to be free and jumped out of the truck to break in a bunch of pieces and be truly free at last, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Darcy Cloutier-Fernald in Redlands, CA)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  

10" x 12" $60

Ingredients: cat painting from constance walsh of joshua tree, calif; frame and wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

JESUS WITH HIS KITTENS

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8" x 12" $25

Ingredients: old board from glen and steve and their gas station gallery in JT or old shelf from the old hollywood video store in YV; wire from the Yucca Valley Swap Meet; crochet museum paint, love from shari

SOLD (thank you John Champlin in San Francisco, CA)

JESUS

"YOU AMUSE ME'"

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8" x 12" $25

Ingredients: old board from glen and steve and their gas station gallery in JT or old shelf from the old hollywood video store in YV; wire from t he Yucca Valley Swap Meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kit Mordaunt in the UK and he also got a Jesus with his kittens)

JESUS

"HEY, HOW 'BOUT A MIRACLE?"

  

8.5" x 12" $25

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

SOLD (thank you Kate Mellina in Philadelphia, PA)

silk-screen print on metallic silver painted board, words individually hand-painted by me

 

FLOAT ON

  

8.5" x 9.5" $60

Ingredients: piece of old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; glitter from donation creation in JT and glass bead glitter from a recent yard sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nichole Fromm in Madison, WI)

 

HELLO DAD. I'M SENDING YOU BACK YOUR MONKEY.

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6" x 6.5" $45

Ingredients: old broken dresser that tami wood and i picked u the pieces of on the side of thhe road in lucerne valley, calif; wire from t he Yucca Valley Swap Meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

note from shari: i've had a back ache from a pinched nerve for almost 2 weeks and i realized my dad and mom would suffer from back aches, too. i was hoping this picture would make it go away, and it is almost gone! i love the book by John Sarno "mind over back pain" according to that book, most back pain can often be diagnosed as TMS (tension myoneural syndrome)

 

 

 

 

CALL YOUR DOG

  

5" x 6.5" $35

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

 

DOG WITH CLAM

  

5.5" x 5.5" $25

Ingredients: board from hospital auxiliary thrift store in joshua tree; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from the seconds at home depot, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

TRY TO HAVE A P.M.A.

POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE

  

5.5" x 6.5" $35

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

MAGIC PONY

  

5" x 5" $30

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

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

 

BUSINESS MONKEY

  

10.5" x 13" $160

Ingredients: old board from the desert; frame wood is from a recent estate sale; other wood for monkey nose i found somewhere; pearls, wire and eyes from various visits to the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

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

 

I AM COMPLETELY HEALED. I ENJOY RADIANT HEALTH NOW AND ALWAYS.

4.5" x 7" $33

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS

  

6" x 7" $35

Ingredients: old broken dresser that tami wood and i picked u the pieces of on the side of thhe road in lucerne valley, calif; wire from t he Yucca Valley Swap Meet; rhinestones from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jack Pierson in New York City and Wonder Valley, CA)

REMEMBER TO SPARKLE

  

5.5" x 5.5" $45

Ingredients: board from hospital auxiliary thrift store in j.t., calif.; scraps of wood from my collection of sequins & glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; eyes, too, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kelly Golub in Woodside, CA)

 

DOG LISTENING

  

6.5" $50

Ingredients: rusty paint can lid found in the desert; wood piece from bombay beach, CA with jack pierson and peter mcgough; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; bead i painted black from john luckett of palm springs, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Heidi Fry-Nolte in Fayetteville NC)

MERMAID OF PASSIVE INCOME

  

12.5" x 15.5" $65

Ingredients: painting (unsigned) from a thrift store in yosemite and my recent visit there. waiting in the car were my sister shelley hefner and her girls maile and haley (they had reached their thrift store limit), in the store with me was my step mom, gwen elf; and my favorite acrylic paints from nova color; also some house paint cuz i ran out of white (hair), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Elizabeth Klaviter)

 

THE HAND OF GOD

  

4.5" x 4" $22

Ingredients: old wood i had; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from the seconds at home depot, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jack Pierson in New York City and Wonder Valley, CA)

 

LEAVE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

  

4.5" x 6.5" $35

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

PICK A HAPPY THOUGHT

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5.5" x 5.5" $55

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey, toothpick; knob from a thrift store in yosemite with the girls last week, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Martha Neumann in Bloomfield, MI)

 

 

 

 

THE WORLD IS READY FOR ME AND MY ART

  

6" x 7.5" $35

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey, love from shari

SOLD (thank you)

made in the vagabond inn, bakersfield, calif, shari's recent road trip to yosemite

 

 

JESUS WITH HIS KITTENS

  

10" x 12" $30

Ingredients: sustainable pressed wood from a hardware store; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; frame from a yard sale; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tim Dungan)

 

 

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

  

7" x 7.5" $45

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements; little toy tires from a thrif store in yosemite last week with gwen, shelley, maile and hailey, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Gael Belden in Ojai, CA)

 

SURFER GIRL

  

5" x 5.5" $40

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Peter Blackburn in Palm Springs, CA, former teacher of John Bertrams--who gave me the board this is painted on, isn't that so fun?!)

made in groveland, california, at my dad and step mom's house. shari's recent road trip to yosemite

 

THERE'S SO MUCH TO BE GLAD ABOUT. I'M GLAD I HAVE THESE FUZZY FRIENDS

  

5" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; pom poms and wooden knob from a thrift store in bakersfield last week, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robin Good in Monona, WI)

made in groveland, california, at my dad and step mom's house. shari's recent road trip to yosemite

WOMAN MARRYING HERSELF

  

5" x 7" $55

Ingredients: board from a broken (blue) dresser from the yucca valley swap meet (well, i took it apart for art); wire also from the swap meet; eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; bead from her, too; watchband from ramona otto; letters from donation creation in JT; frame wood from a broken pink dresser from the side of the road in lucerne valley, calif; post i had and cut up for a dog nose, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Elizabeth Klaviter)

 

SIT. BE STILL.

11.5" x 8" $80

Ingredients: board from my collections at art queen; same for the other scraps off wood; i made those letters from different scraps of wood including that pink dresser tami wood and i collected in pieces from the side of the road in apple valley, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nichole Fromm in Madison, WI)

PRESS THIS BUTTON TO REACTIVATE YOUR BELIEF IN YOURSELF

  

5.5" x 5.5" $35

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robin Good in Monona, WI)

made in the vagabond inn, bakersfield, calif, shari's recent road trip to yosemite

 

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

  

5.5" x 5" $55

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; wooden knobs from a thrift store in bakersfield last week, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michele Baron in Long Island, NY, a friend of Susan Kuhlman)

made in groveland, california, at my dad and step mom's house. shari's recent road trip to yosemite

 

REMEMBER TO BLOSSOM

  

8" x 8" $45

Ingredients: old dresser from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from home depot seconds, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Holly Lua in Crestline, CA)

made in the vagabond inn, bakersfield, calif, shari's recent road trip to yosemite

 

REMEMBER TO BE HAPPY

  

5.5" x 5.5" $45

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michele Baron in Long Island, NY, a friend of Susan Kuhlman)

made in groveland, california, at my dad and step mom's house. shari's recent road trip to yosemite

TOP 5 REGRETS HEARD FROM HOSPICE WORKERS

  

5" x 5.5" $30

Ingredients: board from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from home depot seconds, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Henry in Kansas City, MO)

made in groveland, california, at my dad and step mom's house. shari's recent road trip to yosemite

 

WOMAN'S BEST FRIEND

  bee

12.5" x 13.5" $100

Ingredients: unpainted frame with board from a thrift store in yosemite with my family last week; other wood for dog nose from around art queen; pulltabs on back from some cans; wire, beads and eyes from the yucca valley swap meet; cap from stevia liquid, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Chuck Wild in Hollywood, CA)

WALK MINDFULLY

  

SOLD (thank you Jasmine, Dominique and Felix from Paris, France)

REMEMBER TO BREATHE

  

18.5" x 14" $60

Ingredients: painting by IRENE SWARTFAGER (i like her signature, it is all caps) from a local yard sale; frame from donation creation art supply store in JT; cute little duck was a present from sandy crouse of ohio and she's been a friend in my studio for awhile, but has moved on to this picture, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Gael Belden in Ojai, CA)

 

 

REMEMBER TO EVOLVE

  

24" x 20" $100

Ingredients: painting from donation creation, same for the frame, i think, but they were not together; little beads and stuff found out on a dirt road in joshua tree by jennifer palmer lacy and given to me last week at the joshua tree saloon by jennifer, who played a lovely set on her accordion; vintage wood man and lady cut-outs (with printing on both sides) from a bag of stuff from a thrift store in yosemite last week with gwen elf, and my sister shelley hefner and her girls maile and haley hefner; glitter from donation creation in JT and sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Daniela Bellissimo in Yucca Valley, CA)

 

IT'S GOOD TO BE TIDY

  

26" x 21" $85

Ingredients: painting from a thrift store in yosemite with gwen elf and shelley, maile and haley hefner; nova color paint, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rachel Beth Fischer in Austin, TX)

 

CAT

  

11.5" x 11.5" $100

Ingredients: big wooden block of wood from a recent yard sale; other block found in the desert; my old paint brushes and my old lipstick cap; twisties i collect; eyes from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Nan Ottenbacher in Nashville, TN)

note from shari: i have a little black feral cat named inky at my studio. the head on this sculpture rotates (on a piece of wire)

 

HERE ARE 20 REASONS TO BE GLAD

11" x 14" $100

Ingredients: board from the desert; scraps of wood and things from my collections and from marilyn green and drew mccalley this past weekend (rosie the cat stayed home in palo alto); eye and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; other eye from a stuffed animal; wire from the YV swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lynn Kilroy in Santa Monica for her office)

 

ABSTRACT WITH SQUARES

  

8" x 11" $150

Ingredients: indy amos's old office sign; pieces of wood from the yucca valley swap meet, same for the wire; pulltabs from cans; yard stick from an estate sale today in YV (jeanie's parents aged 97 and 94 years old and died 13 days apart, a week before their 71st wedding anniversary, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Martha Neumann in Minneapolis, MN)

 

 

REMEMBER TO RELAX

  

16" x 20" $125

Ingredients: painting signed by "DeKay" or something from the new thrift store in yucca valley; metal shelving stuff from the old joshua tree music store and which i've had laying around for a long time but i'm decluttering!; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kip who lives part time in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  

5.5" x 5" $45

Ingredients: board from an estate sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; puzzle pieces from a thrift store in yosemite; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous for now)

 

 

POODLES CHEERING ME ON

  

10.5" x 9.5" $90

Ingredients: old pull toy from a thrift store in yosemite last week with gwen, shelley, maile and hailey; pom poms and wooden knobs from a thrift store in bakersfield; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mark in Joshua Tree at the September 11th KCET Arbound filming at Art Queen)

made in groveland, california, at my dad and step mom's house. shari's recent road trip to yosemite

 

JUST BE

  

6" $50

Ingredients: paint can lid; wire from the y.v. swap meet; eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; glitter from thrift stores and sandy, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tim and Faith Chinnock from 29 Palms, CA, at the September 11th KCET Arbound filming at Art Queen)

 

I WANT TO MAKE YOU FAMOUS

8" x 10" $60

Ingredients: frame from a thrift store in yosemite with my family last month; board my dad cut for us to make art with; my pretty china cup that broke; old plaster clown (made in japan) from sandy crouse of ohio; scrabble letters and other letters from susan kuhlman of new york and also from ebay, yard sales and thrift stores, love from shari

SOLD (thank you to the high bidder who paid $70 at bobby furst's fundraising party the other night)

 

 

GOOFBALLS

14" x 15" $150

Ingredients: old board i had here at art queen; balls from the tender loving christmas yard sale today in yucca valley and from other yard sales, church sales and thrift stores and the yucca valley swap meet; letters from sales and ebay and friends; metal frame made from some metal strips i found in the desert; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

I LIKE MYSELF

  

5" x 6" $45

Ingredients: board from ann magnuson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; wooden lincoln logs from sandy crouse of ohio; bead from bobby furst, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Selina Phanara in Burbank, CA)

 

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

13" x 14" $65

Ingredients: piece of boat from apple valley, calif on the way to improv class with tami wood; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; letters from susan kuhlman of new york, yard sales, thrift stores and friends such as susan, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mel Lenington in Santa Monica, CA)

 

 

THREE LITTLE WISE LADIES IN POLKA DOTS

  

average height is 7" tall, the bases are 2.75" x 2.5" $90 for all 3

Ingredients: pieces of wood from a broken dresser and other wood from ann magnuson and john bertram; cotton from ted quinn, kathy barta and other lovely folks who save that for me from their vitamins; other wood from my scraps of wood; old apron i cut up; string from a yucca valley estate sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Pat Riley)

EMBRACE YOUR DREAMS

6.5" x 8" $90

Ingredients: picture frame from a thrift store in yosemite; slice of wooden rod from a yard sale; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mark in Joshua Tree at the September 11th KCET Arbound filming at Art Queen)

 

IT'S GOOD TO BE TIDY

18.5" x 22.5" $80

Ingredients: painting from amara and thomas alban of pioneertown, calif; frame from a yard sale in pioneertown, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Aimee Silk in Sedalia, CO)

 

SURRENDER TO HAPPINESS

  

6.5" x 5" $40

Ingredients: old blue dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kathy Petersong in Rosemount, MN)

BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED

  

6.5" x 7" $45

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; puzzle pieces from a thrift store in yosemite last week with gwen, shelley, maile and haley; eyes from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

WHAT WOULD CHER DO?

  bee

4" x 5.5" $25

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shariIngredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kimberlee Ward in Long Beach, CA)

 

 

 

 

SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU

  

5.5" x 4" $25

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Thyrza and Erez Segal of Joshua Tree and Vancouver, BC, at the September 11th KCET Arbound filming at Art Queen)

LAUNDRY

  

5" x 6.5" $44

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Harrison)

JESUS..."I'M FORCING GOODNESS UPON YOU"

9.5" x 12" $30

Ingredients: board from glen and steve of joshua tree and their gas station gallery; printed by sas markarian of los angeles, hand painted words of jesus by me, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Montana Graboyes in Los Angeles, CA, a kcet artbound fan)

PORTABLE FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE AUDIENCE

25" x 9" $200

Ingredients: red box from the yucca valley swap meet years ago, same for the brass wire on back and some of the letters; scraps of wood from my collections; other letters from susan kuhlman of new york, church rummage sales, yard sales and the thrift stores of my life, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lucy Ingels in Monroe, MI)

 

SOMETHING GOOD'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME TODAY

12" x 26" $175

Ingredients: board from glen and steve of joshua tree and their gas station gallery remodeling; frame from a yard sale; wood from my collections; eyes and brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from the crochet museum and a yard sale and nova colors, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Janet Zitron and her dog Wiley in Redondo Beach, CA)

 

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

10.5" x 7" $75

Ingredients: masonite board from rollie of joshua tree; scrabble letters mostly from susan kuhlman of new york; other letters from yard sales, thrift stores, ebay and friends; piece of a broken chair; scraps of wood from my collections; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Sarris in Riverside, CA)

 

WORM OF JOY

  

32" x 4.5" $50

Ingredients: piece of door (thickness of door) from ann magnuson and john bertram of joshua tree and los angeles; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; pulltabs on back from art queen parties, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Alida Post in Los Angeles)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

9.5" x 12.5" $100

Ingredients: painting of volcano and prehistoric bird from my recent trip to yosemite; frame from a thrift store from my travels also; wire on back from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sydney Sparks)

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

  

20" x 16" $100

Ingredients: old sunbaked dish drainer from out in the desert; scrabble letters mostly from susan kuhlman of new york; other letters from church sales, yard sales, thrift stores, the swap meet and ebay; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rachael Goldfarb in Chestnut Hill, MA)

SIGN FROM GOD

bee  

46.5" x 9.5" $120

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley, calif; some of linda bailey's old off-white house paint, love from shari

SOLD (thank you BJ Gallagher in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

JESUS (WALKING IN THE SKY)

17.5" x 15.5" $100

Ingredients: Board from Glen and Steve and Chris Viet and their filling station gallery in JT; ocean painted by kathy of yucca valley; that great frame is from bargain alley in joshua tree, with jack and danny yesterday; pulltabs on back from some cans; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kate Neumann in Chicago, IL)

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

  

15" x 15" $225

Ingredients: crayons from a recent yard sale; beads from bobby furst of joshua tree; board from glen and steve and their gas station garage in joshua tree; piece of wooden rod i cut up for the dog and monkey noses; wire and chain from the yucca valley swap meet; letters from church sales, thrift stores, garage sales, ebay and susan kuhlman of new york; blocks from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Leslie Abbott)

 

SOMETHING GOOD'S GONNA HAPPEN TODAY

  

10.5" x 7" $45

Ingredients: wood from art queen and ann magnuson and john bertram; pull tab on back from a can; house paint from linda bailey of morongo valley, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rita Fiedler in Eugene, OR)

 

DON HO

5.5" x 5.5" $40

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Leanka Harris in Joshua Tree, CA)

GOOD THINGS HAPPEN

  

9" x 6" $60

Ingredients: board from an old dresser; lincoln logs and bear from sandy crouse in ohio; beads from bobby furst of joshua tree; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; other beads and wooden things from friends and here and there; little character i found at a recent rummage sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lily and Pat from Seattle and on the way to the east coast)

CHEESY DOES IT

  

7" x 6" $45

Ingredients: piece of a shelving unit from the old JT music store; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Tami Wood in Morongo Valley, CA)

 

I LIKE MYSELF

  

14" x 14" $80

Ingredients: old board from lucerne valley on the way to improv class in victorville, calif; frame wood from glen and steve and their filling station in joshua tree; scrabble game and wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Danielle and Maren Eastman in Los Angeles, CA)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

5.5" x 5.5" $60

Ingredients: board from an old dresser; square glitter from the drive in flea market in kansas city, ks; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; pebbles from an estate sale; red ruler i cut up from suzanne jenkins in MD; other scrabble letters mostly from susan kuhlman of NY and anagram letters from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA, happy birthday to Michael!)

 

THE SUN

  

14.5" $200

Ingredients: old board (1 3/4" thick) , which i cut into a circle, from the desert; old and sturdy wire from the desert; eyes from sandy crouse of ohio; golf balls from sales and thrift stores of he desert; pull tabs on back from cans; wire on back from an old frame; glitter from a thrift store in J.T., love from shari

SOLD (thank you Paul and Sandra Sutton from Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

ALIEN

  

14" x 11" to top of antennas $60

Ingredients: triangle piece of wood left over from jerni's re-building of the stage at art queen; wooden dowels from a broken chair from art queen; purple tinker toy i cut up for eyes; wood block from jack pierson's house in wonder valley, calif; paint from linda bailey's recent remodeling project, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Daniella Eastman and Lily in California)

 

BEFORE LATER

  

6.5" x 7" $45

Ingredients: old blue dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara Masley in Vermont)

note from shari: someone asked me if she was smiling in "later" cuz her chest appears bigger. that was not the idea. she was just not smiling before and then she was smiling later.

 

HOBBY HORSE

  

5" x 5.5" $25

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara Masley in Vermont)

 

PURSE WITH PAINTED FLOWERS

  

14" to top of handle $110

Ingredients: purse from a local thrift store; t-shirt i cut up to wrap the handle; nova color acrylic paints, love from shari

SOLD (thank you me, i couldn't help it, it's too cute)

 

 

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

  

9.5" x 8.5" $150

Ingredients:board from glen and steve's gas station gallery in joshua tree; scraps of wood from my collections; scrabble game pieces from susan kuhlman of new york (sending her, and all of my friends and customers on the east coast my prayers) ; polished rocks i find at estate sales and i think some are from sandy crouse who also gave me the eyes and the glitter; copper colored sand from pam and sue's estates sale in yucca valley years ago; rulers from suzanne jenkins of MD, (i cut them up to make my own letters), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Corinne Weber in Santa Monica, CA)

 

THE KING OF AIR GUITAR

5.5" x 10" $70

Ingredients: old drawer i found; scraps of wood from my collections; old paint brush from leonard knight of salvation mountain out by the salton sea, in which he gave me a bucket of them that he was throwing away; cap from glitter; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; scrabble letters from susan kuhlman of new york; wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Eva Born in Palo Alto, CA, for her son, Ben a guitar player)

 

 

THERE'S SO MUCH TO BE GLAD ABOUT

purse: "i heart my kitty"

  

22" x 22.5" $170

Ingredients: old frame from a friend; board with holes from art queen; scraps of wood i had; wire from jerni; eye from ebay; my old paint brushes; leonard knight's old paint brushes (used to paint salvation mountain); O's from pam and sue's estate sale; letters from friend's sales, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Pam Fjeld)

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

6.5" x 7" $90

Ingredients: piece of an old drawer i found; rulers from suzanne jenkins of MD; piece of wood for the frame from my collections; chain and wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Ingeborg in Joshua Tree, CA)

ORANGE STRIPED CAT

3.5" x 4.5" $50

Ingredients: scrap of wood i had; dowel and pencils from some yard sales; bead from bobby furst; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lisa Lenthall in Los Angeles, CA)

LEONARD COHEN

"EAT YOUR VEGETABLES"

8" x 8" $35

Ingredients: sustainable pressed wood from home depot, brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Julia Buckley for her sister Louise Legler in Phoenix )

 

 

 

I AM A MONEY MAGNET (FISHY)

  bee

7.5" x 9" $55

Ingredients: board from my collections at art queen; old dresser from ann magnuson; eye from ebay; pulltab from a can; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; scrabble letters from susan kuhlman of nyc and center moriches, long island, NY, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Arbutus Hunter)

 

HAPPY HAPPENS

  

19" x 12" $120

Ingredients: drawing by jerry and joey on cupboard door (from constance or linda bailey); i painted the the sharpie lines of the boys so the bear wont fade as sharpies do; letters from all those places i find letters and susan kuhlman of new york and i made the red ones from a ruler from suzanne jenkins of MD; wooden bear from the yucca valley swap meet, made by a young girl selling her art there; kitten by leslie mariah andrews of art not walmart (the sculpture challenge), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Julie and Doug Fredericksen from Los Angeles, CA)

 

MAN WHO WANTS TO BE YOUR BOYFRIEND

9" x 9" $80

Ingredients: homemade game from a yard sale; letters from susan kuhlman, ebay, yard sales, the swap meet and the thrift stores of my life; pieces of wood from my collections; wire on back from the yv swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Deborah Burri from Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

BABY WITH HIS LADY

  

8.5" x 10.5" $120

Ingredients: old dresser from ann magunson and john bertram; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from nova colors; frame from a local thrift store, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

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

  

7.5" x 9" $88

Ingredients: board from glen and steve's gas station gallery in joshua tree; scraps of wood from my collections; rulers from suzanne jenkins in MD; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; anagram letters from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

 

 

THE SLOWER I GO, THE FASTER I GROW

LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE

7" length x 5"to top of wire $40

Ingredients: scrap of wood i had; wooden beads from sandy crouse of ohio; paint from home depot's mis-color paints; wire from the desert, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

SOCK PUPPET

  

5.5" x 5.5" $25

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; paint from linda bailey and her recent home improvements, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

PRESIDENT OBAMA (ACTION FIGURE--well, his arms move)

  

13.5" x 6" $150

Ingredients: old drawer i found in the desert; the baseboard was found (cut like that) at a local thrift store; my old paint brushes, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Amy Coane in Santa Monica, CA)

 

I'M O.K.

YOU'RE O.K.

  

5.5" x 6" $65

Ingredients: old drawer i had; frame wood is from an old sign from the old joshua tree music store; little scraps of wood i painted, from my collections of little scraps of wood, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jan Cross)

note from shari: this is my new favorite painting i ever made.

 

 

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...BARACK OBAMA

  

7" $55

Ingredients: board from jose of joshua tree who will deliver great firewood for a good deal, this board was covering the firewood in his truck; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Cousin Joyce Davis in Culver City, CA, who just finished working 4 years for the President on his campaign)

SPOT

  

5.5" x 3.5" $45

Ingredients: smashed rusty can and wire from the desert; plaster movie title letters from donation creation in joshua tree; craft rock from a yard sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Fran Katzman in New York)

 

 

 

I BELIEVE IN ME

  

6" $45

Ingredients: old RUSTY paint can lid from the desert; sequins from sandy crouse of ohio; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; cardboard on back from packaging, love from shari

SOLD (thank you John Cione in Solano Beach, CA)

 

GOODNESS HAPPENS

  

4.5" x 5" $50

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywoody video store in yucca valley, calif; bead from bobby furst of JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; SCRAPS of wood from my collections, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

HAPPY LITTLE DOG

  

4.5" x 5" $50

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywoody video store in yucca valley, calif; frame wood from my collections; bead from bobby furst of JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; piece of an old drawer, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Helena and Barbara in Vermont)

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

  

5" x 5" $45

Ingredients: old shelf from the old hollywoody video store in yucca valley, calif; beads from bobby furst of JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; SCRAPS of wood from my collections, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Helena and Barbara in Vermont)

 

SANDALS

  

4.5" x 7"

Ingredients: scraps of wood from jack pierson's house in wonder valley, calif; blue metal from an old project, love from shari

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

 

CHICKEN WITH HER CAKE

  

15" tall $150

Ingredients: old drawer i had; frame wood is from an old sign from the old joshua tree music store; little scraps of wood i painted, from my collections of little scraps of wood, love from shari

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

 

 

WIENER DOG

12" height x 18.5" length $80

Ingredients: blocks of wood from yard sales and the desert; leonard knight's old paint brushes (some of the last of my collection of about 50) used to paint salvation mountain by the salton sea; eyes from frederick at his yard sale in yucca valley; my old paint brush (tail); cap from something old (nose); washer i found on the ground; wire from the desert; leather belt from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

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

 

 

LOVE BIRDS

  

13" x 13 $80

Ingredients: heart frame from local yard sale; board from jose; cut when making my alligator's mouth today; wire on back from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Danielle Tibedo and Cregan Montague, now of Yucca Valley, CA--and as heard on the Shari Elf tribute album "Pink Fairy Poodle" a song Danielle wrote years ago about a piece of my art she saw at Sandy Crouse's store "213 Art and Antiques" in Provincetown, MA)

 

CIRCUS KITTENS

16.5" x 19" $60

Ingredients: painting from angelview thrift store in yucca valley, writing on the back says "Best wishes always to Geo & Patsy 12/28/75 Acrylic Fantasy by D. M. Reynolds June 18-19 1978 LA 'Circus Days or Circus Daze' "; i added some wire on the back from the yucca valley swap meet, and i added those trapeze cats, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Greg Domres in Washington DC)

ALLIGATOR

  

30.5 x 7" wide x 9" tall $125

Ingredients: broken fence post i had; an old 2 x4; wooden bead from bobby furst of joshua tree, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

REMEMBER TO FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL

  

17" x 17" $150

Ingredients: dart board from a church rummage sale; other stuff from my collection and friends and sales, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rita Fiedler in Portland, OR)

 

 

HIT RECORD....YOUR NAME HERE

  

7" x 7" $35 each, all 3 for $100

Ingredients: board from jose of joshua tree; nova color paints, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

I'M GONNA LET MY LITTLE LIGHT SHINE

3" x 4" $20

Ingredients: board from jose from joshua tree, glitter and eyes from sandy crouse of OH; wire from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rita Fiedler in Portland, OR)

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

  

8" x 9.5" $55

Ingredients: paneling from an old shelf from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; frame wood from a yard sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jamie Frey in Meadowbrook, PA)

 

BUDDY

13" height x 14.5" tail to nose"

Ingredients: blocks of wood from yard sales and the desert; leonard knight's old paint brushes used to paint salvation mountain by the salton sea; eyes from the yucca valley swap meet; my old paint brush (tail); rubber thing from the ground at big-o tires in YV (nose); washer i found on the ground; wire from the desert; leather belt from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you to someone who purchased this at the Red Arrow's holiday gift show in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

 

 

GLITTER HAPPENS

11.5" x 8"

Ingredients: board from art queen; trim wood from ann magnuson and john bertram; blocks from ebay; yard stick from jeannie's estate sale in yucca valley; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; ruler from suzanne jenkins of MD; other wood scraps from my collections, love from shari

SOLD (thank you to Rhonda Lane Coleman who purchased this at the Red Arrow's holiday gift show in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

  

8.5" x 9"

Ingredients: board from jose of joshua tree; beads from bobby furst of joshua tree; lincoln log blocks and wire from the yucca valley swap meet; i made those letters from scraps of wood i have, love from shari

SOLD (thank you to someone who purchased this at the Red Arrow's holiday gift show in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

I DID IT!

  

6.5" x 4.5"

Ingredients: smashed rusty can and wire from the desert; plaster movie title letters from donation creation in joshua tree; glitter from sandy croouse and DC in JT, love from shari

SOLD (thank you)

 

 

BORN FREE

  

36" x 28 $150

Ingredients: painting from a thrift store in bakersfield on the wa to visit yosemite and my family; dirt that sparkles from a yucca valley estate sale; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brad from Los Angeles, visiting Art Queen with a bunch of friends)

 

LONG DISTANCE

  

30.5" x 9.5" $200

Ingredients: old dresser (drawer) from the yucca valley swap meet ; frame wood from a yucca valley estate sale (i head for the garage and craft rooms first); pull tabs on back from cans from parties at art queen; old house paint (dog on the right) from a YV estate sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jan Cross in Santa Monica, CA)

 

WE COME FROM THE EARTH, WE ARE THE EYES AND EARS OF THE EARTH.--JOSEPH CAMPBELL

5" x 10.5" $80

Ingredients: copper colored dirt that kind of sparkles from a yucca valley estate sale; leonard knight's old paint brushes used to paint salvation mountain out by the salton sea; old nails from old wood; circle brush also from an estate sale; fake silver dollar (glued over hole in center of brush) from john luckett of palm springs, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Steve Stajich and Joan who visited Art Queen and also got a WWCD? shirt and some art not walmart art)

 

MY OLD TURNTABLE

movie here

  

19.5" x 8.5" $300

Ingredients: my old turntable which leslie mariah andrews tried to fix but it was either turning too fast or too slow so instead of giving it to a thrift store i decided to paint it; wooden circles i cut from some old drawers i took apart from a desk we had sitting around at art queen; nova color acrylic paints, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Diane Waldman in Palm Desert, CA)

 

 

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA

11.5" x 11.5" $85

Ingredients: painting of 2 sisters by leslie mariah andrews, painted on old door i cut up; framed by me with board from my collection of those; love from shari

SOLD (thank you someone is gonna get this for christmas!)

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA

4.5" x 7.5" $45

Ingredients: rusty can and wire from the desert; piece of wood from my studio; bead from bobby furst of JT; plaster movie letters from donation creation in JT, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Steve Stajich and Joan who visited Art Queen and also got a WWCD? shirt and some art not walmart art)

 

IT'S GOOD TO BE TIDY

  

22.5" x 19" $100

Ingredients: painting of easter island i commissioned by leslie mariah andrews of joshua tree; board from glen and steve and chris viet and the gallery gas station in joshua tree; frame from a recent sale; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; nova color paints, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Max Daniels in Boston, MA)

 

 

THE SERENITY PRAYER

(rocks not included. ha ha)

  

7.75" x 5.5" $150

Ingredients: stuff and box from yard sales; girl made by luina miller (i added the smile and art directed that one a bit); googly eyes from sandy crouse of ohio and my collections of those); pom poms from the KC, KS flea market; pink banner stuff from gay pride in joshua tree decorations; glitter also from sandy; letters from susan kuhlman in NYC, ebay and friends and other sales; pull tab from inky's cat food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you someone is gonna get this for christmas!)

 

 

SHINING STAR

  

13" x 4" x 3" $100

Ingredients: stuff and box from yard sales; girl made by luina miller (i added the smile and art directed that one a bit); googly eyes from sandy crouse of ohio and my collections of those); pom poms from the KC, KS flea market; pink banner stuff from gay pride in joshua tree decorations; glitter also from sandy; letters from susan kuhlman in NYC, ebay and friends and other sales; pull tab from inky's cat food, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Sarris in Riverside, CA)

 

 

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