Hello Friend! Here are some of my favorite good and sturdy art from trash pieces from 2013. Thanks for having a look!

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PRESS THIS BUTTON TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCY

  

18.5" x 20" $177

Ingredients: board is from an old drawer found out in the desert on the way to improv class in victorville with tami wood last year; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; arrow and letters from an estate sale in yucca valley, calif; other letters from sales and thrift stores and from sandy crouse of ohio; A and T from Jack Pierson, from love from shari

SOLD (thank you Stella Starksy of Starsky and Cox Astrology)

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  

11" x 11" $88

Ingredients: i think that old board (old formica glued onto a thick board) is from my old airstream trailer; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lynn Cook in Australia)

 

 

MY FAVORITE NEW DRESS "the hand of god", SIZE 6

  

size 4 or 6 $200

Ingredients: adam paige's old white t-shirt; blue t-shirt from a thrift store; golden greet knit top from some thrift store; yarn trim from the yucca valley swap meet, same place i found a package of those gloves years ago; i think i made that crochet chain out of pink yarn, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jeannine East visiting Art QUeen from Oswego, IL)

note from shari: like project runway, sometimes i give myself a challenge, my challenge for this dress was the 1 hour challene, to make a cute dress in 1 hour. this took 1.25 hours.

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY

KITTY..."I HOPE I DON'T FORGET"

  

7" x 6" $66

Ingredients: board is from an old drawer found out in the desert on the way to improv class in victorville with tami wood last year; scraps of wood from my collections; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; dog from sandy crouse of ohio, from love from shari

SOLD (thank you Phillip Maberry and Scott who visited Art Queen yesterday with Ruby Montana and some lovely folks)

 

 

BLESS THEM. CHANGE ME.

  

11.5" circle (board is 3/4" wide) $144

Ingredients: board from a yard sale from long ago; letters from pam and sue's estate sale in yucca valley; other letters from sales and ebay and the yucca valley swap meet; old hinge from a box i took apart; note, the background color is metallic silver, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Susan Jordon and David Zimmerman in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE

  

6" x 6" $77

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and also chris veit and "the station" in JT; beads and sequins from sandy crouse of ohio; scraps of wood from my collections; tooth picks; leather scraps from the leather skirt i cut up to make earthing shoes; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lauren Embrey in Dallas, TX)

 

IT'S FUN TO SPARKLE

  

12" x 21" $222

Ingredients: constance walsh says this is the lid of an amunitions box (i use the box stuff to store and sell my prints on boards); frame wood from a yard sale in joshua tree; cans from soup and coconut milk from trader joes; candles from big lots in yucca valley; bananagrams game and wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; fire from the sun, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lauren Embrey in Dallas, TX)

 

 

LADDER

  

74" tall or 6' 2" tall x 15" $250

Ingredients: boards and things from my collection and from the yard sales and swap meets and deserts of my life; i shipped the twin of this one to brooklyn, ny! that was fun, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jennifer Solow in California with summers in NY)

 

 

 

I JUST LOVE MY LIFE

  

7.5" x 11.5" $123

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and also chris veit and "the station" in JT; frame wood from a JT estate sale; little pieces of wood i cut for the dog nose and bead from someone generous; wire on back from the swap meet; i painted some spaceships on a scrap of an old painting i have and cut this one out, love from shari...note from shari... i am happy with this piece!

SOLD (thank you Rachel Conran my new friend in San Clemente, CA)

 

ENTER YOUR MYSTERY...TREASURE IS BURIED DEEP BENEATH THE SURFACE.

  

40.5" x 29" $333

Ingredients: beautiful panther painting from a thrift store in barstow california that i found minutes after getting to meet and talk with chan marshall (cat power!) with my new fun friend kim hastreighter (of this super cool magazine: papermag) i was touring the station to station train --NYTimes article--as it was parked in barstow; i added the word bubble and the rhinestones in eyes and teeth; the young lady behind the counter said that painting had been there on that back wall for a long time (waitng for me to get to barstow!), words inspired by my amazing astrology reading with starsky and cox where they told me to dig deep into my shadow, don't be afraid, and that that's where the jewels are, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Linda Rosewood in Santa Cruz, CA)

 

 

 

TAKE ME TO YOUR SPACESHIP

  

6.5" x 7" $50

Ingredients: board and wood from a recent estate sale in joshua tree, CA; my old toothpaste cap; glitter from sandy crouse of Ohio; wire and bananagrams from the yucca valley swap meet; canvas from a piece of a painting ii painted silver and painted the spaceship on and cut it out, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jeanne Robinson in Los Angeles, CA)

 

THE SPACE SHIPS ARE HERE

  

18" x 8.5" x 2.5" $88

Ingredients:aluminum tray thing from Wulf's recycling when it was Wulf's in yucca valley; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, i have a lot of it, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robin Good in Monona, WI)

RELAX

  

29" x 8" $111

Ingredients: scraps of wood from my collections in my studio; paint lid from paint i had used up; wire grill thing from the desert; wire on back of each is from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Chris Myung in Medford, MA)

 

 

I JUST LIKE THESE

74" tall or 6' 2" tall x 15" $150 each plus postage or delivery charge

Ingredients: boards and things from my collection and from the yard sales and swap meets and deserts of my life, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Elena Megalos in Brooklyn, NY)

SOLD (thank you Jennifer Solow in Mill Valley, CA)

 

 

 

 

 

COFFEE CAN DOG

  

11.5" tall x 15" nose to tip of tail $77

Ingredients: cans from coffee and paint old wood from an estate sale in joshua tree; eyes from friedrich of yucca valley, love from shari

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

 

ART QUEEN WELCOME LADY

  

Welcome Lady is 53" tall" $250 plus shipping

Ingredients: old wood and broken table i had around my studio; magnet letters (they are not glued on so they are interchangeable) from scott monteith of joshua tree; eyes from friedrich rudolph of yucca valley, who also began the lady for me but i had to change her head to the broom; wood from bruce from my yoga class; old wire brushes and big broom brush from the yard sales and flea markets of my life; old paint brush; piece of a blue dresser i took apart (lady's arms); lady is standing on a great piece of wood with names and initials carved into it, it may have once been a public bench or something, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Alida Post in Rancho Palos Verdes CA)

WALK MINDFULLY

  

22" x 20" $188

Ingredients: beautiful old painting (it's from the 1960's i think) from a yard sale in pioneertown, calif; old frame wood from a pile of stuff at a recent estate sale in joshua tree, calif; slice of an old post i had (monkey nose); other wood on back from another yard sale in joshua tree; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sanford Ponder in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

PAINT BRUSH MAN

  

10" x 2.5" $44

Ingredients: old paint brush from my studio; wire found in the desert; brass wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Shelley and Mark Strong from Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

IT'S FUN TO RAISE MY VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCY

  

4.5" x 4.5" $88

Ingredients:old board from my studio; pencils from sandy crouse and friends and sales; crystal and wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; piece of a wooden rod, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anne Albright in Wayne, PA)

 

 

ABSTRACT

  

12" x 10" $222

Ingredients: i have a lot more wood scraps than i do plastic scraps so this made a dent in my favorite box of wood scraps but there's still some left; i'm real happy with this and it was fun to make!!!; wire on back from the YV swap meet; other stuff like scraps of scrabble jr. letters i trimmed and my old paint brush and some stuff sandy crouse sent me and other friends who are generous with their old stuff, love from shari

SOLD (thank you to my new friends from Palm Springs, CA)

 

GREETINGS FROM DOGGY BEACH, CALIFORNIA

  

$200

Ingredients: old drawer i found; sand from my house in morongo valley; dog that was a donky from the yucca valley swap meet; waves and surf doggies painted by ryan and jimmy, details added by me, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jon Hibler in South Pasadena, CA)

HAPPY GAY PRIDE

  

$44

Ingredients: smashed can from the desert, wire too, love from shari

SOLD (thank you to my open studios visitor)

 

 

TAMMY FAYE....RUN TOWARD THE ROAR

  

9.5" x 11" $100

Ingredients: board from glen and steve's leftover paneling from their gas station gallery in JT, also from chris veit; frame wood from my collections; painting by leslie mariah andrews (commissioned by me and detailed by me); wire from the yucca valley swap meet; letters from donation creation in JT and john luckett's yard sale in landers and pam and sue's estate sale in yucca valley, love from shari... note form shari: this is a painting of tammy faye's album, i really liked it so asked leslie to paint it

SOLD (thank you John McCarthy for Lisa O'Brien's birthday!)

 

 

 

PINK MOUSE DOG

  

$123

Ingredients: little table thing (maybe for shoe shining?) from the yucca valley swap meet, which i cut up to make the mouse dog; checkers from friends; bead from bobby furst of JT; spiral from an old notebook, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

SOMETHING GOOD'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME TODAY

  

13.5" x 17.5" $60

Ingredients: decoupage bear was a lovely gift from Lisi of art not walmart, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jon Hibler in South Pasadena, CA)

 

MAN WITH SPACESHIP

  

5" x 5" $66

Ingredients: small piece of painting from angel view thrift store in yucca valley, CA (the same painting i cut up for "woman with spaceship" from my last posting); old fence wood from a recent JT estate sale; man i cut from a painting i found at a thrift store in el segundo, calif, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sanford Ponder in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A HAPPY CHILDHOOD

  

SOLD (thank you William Caplan in Los Angeles, a special request. i am open to requests if there are no special requirements and i do my own thing based on the general idea)

 

 

MERMAID WITH GOLD CROWN

  

4" x 8.5" $88

Ingredients: cut up painting from angelview thrift store in yucca valley; wood frame and wood spacer bars on back from a garage sale in joshua tree; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; pearls and beads from sandy crouse of ohio; crystal beads and glitter also from sandy; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara Colwell in New York City)

 

 

 

YOUR FANS

  

5" x 5" $50

Ingredients: broken furniture from the desert; other wood from a JT yard sale and my collections; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara Colwell in NYC)

 

 

IT'S fun TO RAISE MY VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCY

  

5" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and chris and "the station" gallery in JT; other wood on back to lift it from the wall from a recent yard sale in JT; crystals and wire from some nice folks at the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robin Good in Minneapolis, MN)

 

 

NICKEL

10" $66

Ingredients: a bunch of scraps of wood from my collections; leather tail and ears, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Kim Hastreiter in NYC and of PaperMag)

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  

5" x 5" $50

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and chris and "the station" gallery in JT; other wood on back to lift it from the wall from a recent yard sale in JT: wooden rod from a JT estate sale; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet: anagram letters from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Robin Good in Minneapolis, MN)

 

 

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE I'M GONNA LET IT SHINE

  

5" x 5" $50

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and chris and "the station" gallery in JT; other wood on back to lift it from the wall from a recent yard sale in JT; wooden rod from a JT estate sale; crystal and wire from some nice folks at the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lauren Embrey in Dallas, TX)

 

 

WOMAN WITH SPACESHIP

  

15" x 18" $200

Ingredients: half finished painting from angel view thrift store in yucca valley, calif; handmade wooden frame (i loved the back better than the front so that's what is showing) from a thrift store in lake elsinore, calif; glitter from lisi of art not walmart; painting of people at the beach from a thrift store in el segundo when i went there to buy my vintage wolf dress form found on ebay (just like they use on project runway), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Krisy Gosney in Los Angeles, CA)

 

THE GODDESS IS IN

  

3.5" x 5.5" $45

Ingredients: board from the desert; fresh water pearls from teri wilkes of champaigne, IL; shells from a friend; wire o back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Linda Schieber in Berkeley, CA)

 

 

GOOFBALLS

  

5" x 5.5" $90

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and chris and "the station" gallery in JT; other wood on back to lift it from the wall from a recent yard sale in JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; wooden beads from bobby furst of JT; other wood beads with faces from sandy crouse of ohio; glitter ball also from sandy, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Mary Regas in Pasadena, CA)

 

 

 

WE ARE SO BLESSED

  

5" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and chris and "the station" gallery in JT; other wood on back to lift it from the wall from a recent yard sale in JT; crystals and wire from some nice folks at the yucca valley swap meet; broken mirror i found on the ground, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lauren Embrey in Dallas, TX)

THEY CAME FROM THE DOG STAR. THEY WERE SERIOUS.

  

5" x 5.5" $60

Ingredients: board from the desert; crystals and wire from some nice folks at the yucca valley swap meet; broken mirror i found on the ground, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Suzanne Simanaitis in Hawthorne, CA)

 

 

PAINT CAN DOG

  

5" x 5.5" $123

Ingredients: empty paint can from my projects at home this summer; big can from pumpkin pie i made last year; washers from my collection of those; wooden nose piece from my collections; yellow eyes from friederich rudolph, artist and fashion designer of yucca valley; paint brush that dried up from my summer projects, love from shari

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

 

 

 

CHER OF THE SEA

  

6" x 7.5" $110

Ingredients: board i found in the desert, i think in a junk pile from a recent joshua tree estate sale; other wood on back (to lift painting from the wall) from a yard sale near paula's dome earlier this year; real fresh water pearls from teri wilkes in champaign, IL; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; shells from a friend, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Michael Hall in Boston, MA)

 

FOLLOW YOUR DREAM

  

5" x 5" $66

Ingredients: broken furniture from the desert; other wood from a JT yard sale and my collections; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; round thing i found on the ground, or maybe someone found it for me!; washers from a recent JT estate sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Andy Woods of Joshua TRee, CA)

 

 

I WANT WHAT I HAVE

  

6" x 7.5" $60

Ingredients: wood with nice old gray paint from a recent estate sale in JT; white spray paint from another estate sale in yucca valley years ago; brass wire on back from a big spool i have of that from the YV swap meet years ago and crystals from some sweet ladies at the YV swap meet last month; i think that bead is from bobby furst of JT; anagram game from ebay, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox in Provincetown, MA Starsky and Cox)

 

1. PRESS THIS BUTTON TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCY

2. PRESS THIS BUTTON TO STOP DOING SOMETHING STUPID

  

5" x 5.5" $50

Ingredients: board from the desert; plaster arrows from pam and sue's estate sale in yucca valley; crystal and wire from some nice folks at the yucca valley swap meet; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you William Caplan)

I'M SO GLAD I WAS BORN

  

5" x 5" $50

Ingredients: broken furniture from the desert; other wood from a JT yard sale; wire and crystal from the yucca valley swap meet; glitter from jesus, love from shari

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

 

 

 

 

PRESS THIS BUTTON AND SOMETHING GOOD SHOULD HAPPEN

  

6.5" x 5" $44

Ingredients: wood from the desert or possibly the free pile at a recent JT estate sale; arrows from pam and sue's estate sale in yucca valley; checker game piece from sandy crouse of ohio; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara Colwell in NYC)

 

 

PRESS THIS BUTTON TO RESET THE UNIVERSE

  

4.5" x 7" $44

Ingredients: wood from the desert or possibly the free pile at a recent JT estate sale; arrows from pam and sue's estate sale in yucca valley; checker game piece from sandy crouse of ohio; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

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

 

 

 

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

  

6.5" x 3.5" $33

Ingredients: old board from out in the desert; frame wood from a joshua tree yard sale (and they were previously used in cement work) love from shari

SOLD (thank you Molly Gage in Minnesota)

 

 

 

 

BUFFALO NICKEL

  

13" $88

Ingredients: paneling from glen and steve and chris and "the station" in joshua tree; other wood from a recent estate sale in joshua tree; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brian Meola in New York, NY)

 

LIFE IS A HAPPY LITTLE DANCE

  

17.5" x 15.5" $300

Ingredients: board from the yucca valley swap meet; corks from marilyn oleksinski in santa monica, CA; pencils found with tedd quinn and judy wishart at a JT thrift store; glitter from a kansas city swap meet; letters from brady vest of KC and a friend; all the other stuff is from sandy crouse in ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Harley Frank in NYC)

 

 

MERMAID

  

43" x 9" $333

Ingredients: long old board from a JT estate sale; frame wood i found at art queen, i think from something jerni was repairing; washers from my collections and a yard sale and from the ground; sequins from sandy crouse of ohio; metal from some old blinds; stereo wire (hair) from a yard sale long ago; shells from shelly, ha ha just kidding, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lisa Tucker in Washington D.C.)

 

EBEN'S ANGELS

  

25" x 11.5" $180

Ingredients: paintings of ladies by eben hiner formerly of art not walmart who has moved on to make movies; old wood from that old cabin in wonder valley by the dump; wire on back from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian a few years ago, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Janice Moon for her new home in Colorado Springs, CO)

 

BLACK DOG

13" L x 10" H $111

Ingredients: a bunch of scraps of wood from my collections; leather tail and ears, love from shari

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

 

PLYWOOD GUITAR

bee  

34" x 12" $450

Ingredients: wood from art queen and hans riecke and annette scognamillo of maui; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet; skewers from stater brothers; metal from art queen, love from shari

SOLD (thank you John Cassidy for his getaway place in Idaho)

 

 

FLAG TABLE

bee

15.5 tall" x 33" x 19" $100 plus postage or delivery charge

Ingredients: old wood box from pam and sue's estate sale in joshua tree with emily and zaza and josh and monica, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sue Norris in Los Angeles, CA)

 

BLESS ALL MY RELATIONS...NORTH, EAST, SOUTH, WEST

28" x 5.5" x 1.5" H $170

Ingredients: old board from a broken cupboard from the free pile at a recent estate sale in joshua tree; trim wood from a yard sale in JT and it was used for cement work, they had a lot of it; old paint brushes i find and that people give m; hanger on back from an old frame, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sheila James in Morongo Valley, CA)

 

LOVE IS NICE

  

12" x 12" $122

Ingredients: old board (painted blue and nicely aged) from a recent estate sale in joshua tree; chain on back from the same sale; some koa wood scraps from hans riecke of maui; other scraps of wood from my collections; scrabble games from susan kuhlman in new york; rocks from sales and friends; pencil tips from pencils i've used in other projects and from sales; string from a long ago estate sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sheila James in Morongo Valley, CA)

WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA

  

9.5" x 9.5" $60

Ingredients: painting on an old board by leslie mariah andrews of JT; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; someone wanted me and leslie to make this one again, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Helen Ball in the UK)

 

 

I LIKE MYSELF

  

12.5" x 13" $155

Ingredients: old board from a yard sale; frame wood (perhaps loa) from Hans riecke architect on Maui (who has a large collection of my work); other wood and wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; eyes from Friedrich of yucca valley; scrap of metal i found somewhere, love from shari
note from shari: this is the 100th monkey who starts liking himself naturally when the other 99 monkeys like themselves.

SOLD (thank you Harold and Evie Harris in Ontario, Canada)

 

REMEMBER TO PLAY TODAY DOG

16" H x 18" L x 6.5" W $155

Ingredients: panelling from glen, steve and chris; craft rocks and glass pieces and glitter from sandy crouse of ohio, donation creation in JT and the sales of my life; koa wood from hans riecke (architect) on maui, i am happy he has a large collection of my work; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

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

10.5" x 14" $122

Ingredients: old cupboard door found in the desert; pull tabs on back from some cans; letters from ebay, sales, the swap meet and friends; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Wendy and Paul Hadley from Pioneertown, CA)

 

 

DOG TABLE

  

42" tall x 41" long x 14.5" wide $150 plus postage or delivery charge

Ingredients: legs from a broken table found in the desert; big piece of wood from a yucca valley yard sale; other wood found in the desert and at a recent JT estate sale; yellow eyes from friederich of yucca valley, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Heather Hood in Orange Beach, AL, the dog table will be useful there to help people try on shoes in Heather's store)

 

HAPPY THOUGHTS COME TO ME EACH DAY

bee  

22.5" x 32" $160

Ingredients: large painting from constance walsh's recent yard sale in joshua tree; saying from florence scovel shinn (the game of life and how to play it), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Catherine Svehla for Phillip Rosenberg of Joshua TRee, cA)

 

 

RON, DOG OF INNER PEACE

bee  

23" x 30" $250 plus shipping

Ingredients: old board found in the desert; frame from a sale in the desert; other wood from my collection; gold leaf from sandy crouse of ohio and those eyes are from her, too and ebay; big letters also from ebay; scrabble letters from judy wishart and sales of the desert; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Shelly Strong in Los Angeles, CA)

i found those big wooden handmade letters on ebay a few years ago and wanted to write something with them. this is what i came up with to use most of the letters, i had to make some letters out of other letters. there was a nice man that came up to this painting at the melrose trading post on april 28th, his name was Ron and his dog with him looked just like that dog.

 

HOME ON THE RANGE

bee  

10" x 30" $120

Ingredients: old ukulele from pete from joshua tree music, a business at art queen on the highway; wire on back from an old picture frame; i like to sing that song, love from shari

SOLD (thank you John Cassidy in Palo Alto, CA for the getaway in Idaho)

 

 

ADVENTURE AIRLINES

bee  

17" x 5" x 7" $160

Ingredients: old skate from a yard sale a few years ago; pieces of a game from hans riecke of maui; letters from ebay or a local rummage sale; wire from my collections, i made this to put on the wall in the travel corner of my house for good feng shui and i am redecorating now so it's for sale, love from shari

SOLD (thank you, friends from Los Angeles, purchased at the JT Music Festival)

 

 

DRESSES BY SHARI, SAMPLE SALE

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SOLD (thank you Dr. Deb in Palm Desert, CA) size 8 regular $300 sale for $150

SOLD (thank you Julia Buckely in Joshua Tree, CA) E dress in blue and black size 8 regular $500 sale for $250

SOLD (thank you, Catherine Svehla of Joshua Tree, CA) Chicken dress it looks so cute on her!

S dress green and blue size 6 $300 sale for $150

Ingredients: dresses were made from upcycled clothing such as t-shirts, bathrobes, a slip, dresses, fabrics and some crochet trim i found at thrift stores and yard sales from a sale; green fringe from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

I want this

 

DONKEY MEDICINE

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16" x 13" $250

Ingredients: my old plastic stereo cover (the same stereo that leslie mariah andrews tried to fix so that it would play at a normal speed but it wasn't working so i converted that to an art piece also); donkey from a yard sale; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; donkey medicine description inspired by something i found on line, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Shelly Strong in Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

DO NOT FEAR YOUR SHADOW. WHY NOT EMBRACE IT?

bee  

16" x 12" $122

Ingredients: very beautiful painting (very old and unsigned) from a thrift store in lake elsinore, calif; frame wood i found somewhere in the desert; wire on back from the swap meet, love from shari

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

 

 

 

I LIKE MYSELF

bee  

19" x 23" $150

Ingredients: painting on heavy paper board from the yucca valley swap meet; letters ad glitter from pam and sue's recent estate sale in yucca valley and also from john luckett's yard sale a few years ago, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Rebecca Unger from Yucca Valley, CA)

 

 

YIN AND YANG (ABSTRACT)

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8.5" x 9" x 4.5" $150

Ingredients: larger 2 boxes from pam and sue's recent estate sale in yucca valley; small box was found on the ground by my new storage shed; wire on back from the swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barry Mayron in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

TAMMY FAYE BAKKER

"When life gives you some lemons, get busy making lemonade." --Tammy Faye Bakker (from a song she wrote)

23" x 14"

Ingredients: painting of tammy faye baker i commissioned leslie mariah andrews to make; frame from a yard sale last weekend in yucca valley, calif, love from shari

 

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

  

19.5" x 8.5", 5 x 8, 11.5 x 7

Ingredients: two sided "love one another" sign from the Motherload thrift store in lake elsinore, california; sign from transmissions jt which was long accidentally thrown in the dumpster by larry and broke; love from shari

SOLD (thank you Billie Larson of Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

KEEP JOSHUA TREE COZY

  

19" x 23" $111

Ingredients: i've been enjoying lots of decluttering lately and this is one of those things that i really loved that's been sitting around waiting for me for awhile; i was inspired after 60 of us drove from JT to san bernadino to protest in the SB county courthouse about the dollar general store they were happy to let be built in joshua tree, many of us do not think it is good for joshua tree or the world to have even one more dollar general store, (if you want, like us on facebook to stay in the loop as we have to now fight it at the planning commission), love from shari

SOLD (thank you Anna Marie in Los Angeles, who stumbled upon my site and wants to keep joshua tree cozy!)

 

TREE

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17" x 13" $99

Ingredients" scraps of wood from my collections; my old paint brushes and also paint brushes from hans riecke, sandy crouse and the yard sales of my life, m love from shari

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

 

BORN FREE

  

36" x 28

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)

 

WELCOME TO PALM SPRINGS

  

13" x 16" $125

Ingredients: old board from art queen on which luina miller (of my art not walmart group) painted that lovely scene; i added the dog and the gravel (aquarium rocks from a long ago estate sale in yucca valley) and i glitterized her sun and added those clouds to the sky; wire on back from the YV swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Barbara and Ed Arienti in Laguna Niguel, CA)

 

YIN YANG WHALES

  

13" $225

Ingredients: board from an old drawer i am taking apart at art queen; this is attached to a swivel thing from an old stool at art queen that broke, love from shari

SOLD (thank you David Scheffler in Joshua Tree, CA)

 

THERE'S SO MUCH TO BE GLAD ABOUT

  

12" x 7" $120

Ingredients: old rusty sign from the desert that someone enjoyed shooting and which indy amos (of joshua treats ice cream) gave me; most of those googly eyes are from sandy crouse of ohio; QUOTE from pollyanna, one of my personal heroes, love from shari

SOLD (thank you David Scheffler in Joshua Tree, CA)

RING THE BELLS THAT STILL CAN RING. FORGET YOUR PERFECT OFFERING. THERE IS A CRACK, A CRACK IN EVERYTHING, THAT'S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN. -Leonard Cohen

  

10.5" x 10.5" $125

Ingredients: old board from the desert; my old dried up pink paint from the time i decided to paint my cabin "pepto dismal pink"--as the neighbor's described it; glitter from a kansas city, KS flea market; old shelf (frame) from the old hollywood video store in yucca valley; wire on back from the swap meet in YV; one of my favorite leonard cohen lyrics, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Victor Maxwell in New York, NY)

 

THE SERENITY PRAYER

  

8.5 x 2.5" x 10.5" when closed like a book $200

Ingredients: wooden "book" from pam and sue's estate sale in 29 palms yesterday and was made for holding slides; letters from friends, ebay, john luckett's yard sale and church rummage sales and ebay; glittery sandy from a very long ago estate sale in yucca valley, probably also pam and sue's, they have the best!, love from shari

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

 

GOOD THINGS ARE ALWAYS HAPPENING AROUND HERE

$100! includes framed jesus pencil drawing by Paco '02 (9" x 11")

Ingredients: old board from the desert; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, same place i found the jesus pencil drawing) love from shari

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

 

 

 

TABBY ROAD...JOSHUA TREE

WITH ART QUEEN AND CIRCLE KITTEN

  

10.5" x 14" $90

Ingredients: board from art queen, which leslie mariah andrews painted the tabby road scene on and which i purchased from her and added some details, like the kitty stripes, detailed signs and plastic letters i got at john luckett's yard sale in landers a couple years ago; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; frame wood from my old green storage shed's door that fell off, love from shari

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

 

 

One day, the feminine energy of all humankind woke up from her long nap. And she was very MAD.

  

6.5" $65

Ingredients: board from an old drawer i cut into circles; glitter from sandy crouse of ohio; string and towel on back from the yard sales of my life; craft rocks from a yard sale from long ago, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Vickie Trancho in Glen Oaks, NY. I posted this on my facebook page, this mermaid wanted to be seen right away. in mythology, a mermaid longs to be human, such as in the little mermaid)

note from Shari: in honor of Valentine's Day, I am re-reading one of my all time favorite psychology books again: "We...Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love" by Robert Johnson, a Jungian psychologist. this mermaid is inspired by this book. It is hard to choose a favorite paragraph, here is one so far:

"No aspect of the human psyche can live in a healthy state unless it is balanced by it's complimentary opposite. If the masculine mind tries to live without it's 'other half,' the feminine soul, then the masculine becomes unbalanced, sick, and finally monstrous. Power without love becomes brutality. Feeling without masculine strength becomes woolly sentimentality."

CLOUDS

  

9.5" x 30"

Ingredients: this is the sky part of the desert painting also from this week's collection; old window from the YV swap meet years ago and which broke recently, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Marla Levine in Los Angeles, CA)

 

PORTABLE FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE AUDIENCE

  

11.5"x 10" $222

Ingredients: thread or spice rack from a recent yard sale in yucca valley; old spools of thread mostly from sandy crouse of ohio but also from some other generous friends; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Louisa Young from Joshua Tree, CA)

 

 

 

FOUR NICE GODDESSES

the taller lady is 9" tall and the shorter ladies are 7.5" tall, all for $88

Ingredients: old wood baseboard i've had for a long time, not sure where i got it from; ladies are made of pieces from railings i found in a big pile in the town of bombay beach by the salton sea with jack pierson and peter mcgough of new york; old t-shirt; string from various yard sales; cotton from kathy barta, ted quinn and friends; other wood for noses from the yucca valley swap meet; pom poms from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

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

 

BREATHE

  

Ingredients: painting from a desert thrift store; frame from john luckett's yard sale in flamingo heights; wire from an estate sale in santa monica with jack and brian, love from shari, size: 26" x 30"

You can bid on this at the Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction May 19th, 2013

 

 

OCEAN VIEW

  

20" x 15" $150

Ingredients: old cupboard door from linda bailey in morongo valley, calif; wavy boards from the yucca valley swap meet; pull tabl from inky's cat food, love from shari

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

 

 

LET'S GO BOWLING

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9.5" x 17"

Ingredients: tray which had sand and dried bean people on it from alicia bay laurel; scrabble game from bargain alley in JT calif with oily wagon wheel; super ball and bowling pin from sandy crouse of ohio; same for the red lincoln logs or such wooden sticks; broom pieces and golf tees from ramona otto of santa monica; piece of wood from my cabin; string from the brett st. giles estate sale; brass wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lili Brandt in Los Angeles, CA)

on display now at the Inn at Calafia Beach in San Clemente, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPPY AND HARRIETS PIONEERTOWN PALACE

HORSE: "Horse walks into a bar."

  

21" x 26"

Ingredients: painting from a yard sale in pioneertown and signed by adele innis (1980); frame, i think, was from the same yard sale but they were not together, some kind of animal had gnawed into the white interior of the frame so i continued it's scallop theme, i've always enjoyed scalloped edges; wooden horse from the hospice thrift store in joshua tree and i added the plastic eye from sandy crouse, paint and paint brush tail; wire on back from the swap meet, love from shari

(thank you Robyn Celia and Linda Krantz, this painting now is living in Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace)

note from shari: this is my new favorite piece ever

THIS IS MY HAPPY PLACE

  

13" x 17"

Ingredients: frame from the yucca valley swap meet; board from my collections; glitter from donation creation in JT, CA, sandy crouse in ohio and oasis office supply in yucca valley; jewels from sandy also; golf tees from ramona otto; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; pull tabs on back from cans; piece of wooden post i cut up, love from shari

SOLD (thank you someone is gonna surprise someone)

 

 

 

 

 

SCULPTURE

  

16.5" tall (to top of tallest paint brush) x 10"

Ingredients: rusty cans from the desert and some are from jack pierson of nyc and wonder valley; my old studio paint brushes and paint brushes from sales and friends and leonard knight of salvation mountain (yes, those are the last of the paint brushes he gave me that he had used to paint salvation mountain); base is a piece of eucalyptus wood from jim the firewood guy which i thought was too pretty to burn; old combs from sales and friends; and 2 old tooth brushes, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Starsky and Cox in Provincetown, MA)

 

 

BRUSH DOG

  

Dog is 8.5" tall and 23" from nose to rear end $66

Ingredients: love from shari

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

 

 

 

I'M O.K. YOU'RE O.K.

  

19" x 42.5" $222

Ingredients:old board i've had here at art queen for awhile; letters we got when long ago when we got a lot of moby dick's art for art queen, i think they were made by moby dick, a folk artist who used to live in landers but no one is sure where he is these days; i made the U and the k's and the .'s and the ''s, ha ha, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Brad and Brooks Hudson Thomas in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree)

 

 

 

CATCH A WAVE

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23" x 35" $250 plus shipping

Ingredients: big piece of metal with that nice cut out of it which i found way out in the desert a couple years ago. board and wood (for dog nose) from my collection; glitter from ebay; beads from some necklaces from thrift stores of san Clemente and the desert near my house; eyes from the yucca valley swap meet; wooden plug from a yucca valley estates sale, love from shari

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

 

 

 

PRESENTS

  

7" x 7" $44

Ingredients: old board from the desert; wood i found here and there and that kathy and i painted; wire from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

(now living at Friedrick Rudolph's house in Yucca Valley, CA)

 

 

 

I CAME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD AND TOOK IT

  

16" x 13" $275

Ingredients: board from pam and sue's estate sale in yucca valley, cA; building blocks from the YV swap meet; a bunch of old metal stuff i find in my walks and on the road or that friends give me; owl from a yard sale in YV; wire from an old frame; letters from donation creation in yucca valley, CA, love from shari

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

WE ARE YOUR PERSONAL AND PORTABLE AUDIENCE. WE LIKE YOU. WE ARE FRIENDLY, FUN-LOVING AND SUPPORTIVE.

  

16.5" $222

Ingredients: i think constance walsh or lauren mcgowan gave me that circle of old wood (a barrel top?); slice of tree from a yard sale; rusty nails i pull out of the old wood i find; those things that remind me of skateboard wheels are from an old abandoned cabin in wonder valley by the wonder valley dump; wire from my collection of wire pieces, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jim Fisher in Kensington, CA, a facebook friend of Ann Magnuson, who was so lovely to post that i could use some help)

 

YES WE CAN

  

8" x 10" $125

Ingredients: board from MBCAC's donation creation art supply store; pencils and scrabble games from a yard sale; scraps of wood from my supplies; yarn from sandy crouse of ohio; glass eyes from ebay; wood O (sun) from bianca juarez of chicago; pvc pieces from hans riecke of maui, love and presence from shari

SOLD (thank you Dr. Pat Allen)

 

 

I GOT OFF THE CROSS, SO CAN YOU

  

19" x 16" $160

Ingredients: painting of cross (for the devotional art challenge to my 'art not walmart' group) by luina miller of joshua tree; i cut up one of my jesus prints on sustainable board; nice hard wood pieces from bruce of my yoga class; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; letters from john luckett's yard sale in landers a couple years ago, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

 

 

WOMAN, BEHOLD THY SON

SON, BEHOLD THY MOTHER

  

17" x 20" $120

Ingredients: painting (on panel from glen and steve's gallery in JT) by kathy barta of art not Walmart, for the spiritual devotional art work challenge; i added those words with letters from john luckett's yard sale (and kathy gave me the idea for the words by jesus); frame wood from a yard sale in joshua tree near paula's dome; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet, love from shari

SOLD (thank you anonymous)

this is a collaboration with kathy barta from my "art not walmart" group. i asked kathy "what is something jesus told his mom?" kathy is a practicing catholic. i really enjoy all the yin and yang qualities in this piece.

 

WHEELS OF FORTUNE

now hanging on the fence at Art Queen, stop by and see it!

  

 

 

 

FOCUS ON THE GOOD

  

16" x 13" $125

Ingredients: can lid from a big can i found near yosemite after a visit to my dad and step mom; wire on back from the yucca valley swap meet; paints from linda bailey of morongo valley, CA and also from a yucca valley estate sale and nova colors; wooden dog nose cut from a wooden post from an estate sale; my old toothpaste cap; plaster letters from donation creation in JT, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Jan Cross in Malibu, CA)

 

THINK GOOD THOUGHTS....I am bright and shiny....I see my fields shining white with harvest...Her barns shall be full and her cup should flow over....I am one with Infinite Intelligence.

  

31.5" x 25.5" $250

Ingredients: painting from chantale doyle's moving sale in pioneertown, CA; positive thoughts from me and florence scovel shinn and a friend who sent me "the collected writings of florence scovel shinn" in the mail, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Arthur Rat my new anonymous facebook friend)

 

THAT WHICH I SEEK IS SEEKING ME

-Ernest Holmes

  

9.5" x 7.5" $110

Ingredients: frame, glitter and canvas from pam and sue's estate sale in yucca valley; letters from friends, ebay, yard and church sales and made by me; wire from the yucca valley swap meet; really cool wooden block puzzle with paper glued on each side for 6 puzzles in one from sandy crouse of ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Sanford Ponder in Joshua Tree, CA)

SELF ACTUALIZED MAN

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6.5" x 6.25" $40

Ingredients: board from glen and steve and chris veit and "the station" art gallery in jT; wire on back from the swap meet; mixed glitters from here and there; scrap of wood from my collections, love from shari

SOLD (thank you Lili Brandt in San Jose, CA)

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

  

24" x 30" $300

Ingredients:old painting i bought at a long ago thrift store in yucca valley; letters from a sign that said "bless us" or something and then i had to make some of the other letters i needed; plastic shiny horse from a friend; frame from a recent yard sale; glitter most likely from sandy crouse in ohio, love from shari

SOLD (thank you lucky raffle winner at the Joshua Tree Mil-Tree event on Sunday May 26th at Furstworld)

 

 

WISH FAIRY PRINCESS

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23" x 25" $275

Ingredients:framed thing made by the man who liked to take yard sale things apart and make new things out of them (i really love the fasteners he used in the corners) and who's family was having an estate sale for in joshua tree last month and which emily, zaza, me and josh and monica went to and found lots of cool stuff, that man was very creative; round wood thing is from an old hat stand i took apart, also from a yard sale; glitter most likely from sandy crouse of ohio and some sale, maybe it was from lisi, some things get away from me; scewer from stater brothers, love from shari

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

 

 

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