Tramp Art, like quilting, relies on using salvaged materials to create textures and patterns then piecing them together to make beautiful yet utilitarian
objects. While relatively unknown, Tramp Art was a wide-spread form of Folk Art that flourished in America between the 1870's – 1940's.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Slowly but surely...

Good morning everyone!

I am working on finishing up a handful of pieces today.
There will be two Heart Hand~held Mirrors
and two Tall Clocks ready by the end of the day. 
I am just waiting for the mail to arrive with 
one more antique Pocket Watch to use for the Tall Clocks.

Here is a photo of the first Tall Clock I made.
It stands 16" tall and is now in a Private Collection.

I have changed the construction of this piece slightly
on the two I am currently finishing and
will take photographs this weekend to post here.
The Tall Clock is available in three heights: 14", 16" & 18".

The two Heart Hand~held/Courting Mirrors
use vintage pocket mirrors as the looking glass and
have been designed so that they may be held
or hung on the wall.

"True Blue" & "Heart of Gold"

These are "work in progress" photos.
I will be taking better photos for here and my website
once the Tall Clocks are finished.


As some of up may know, I started a fundraising campaign 
on Go FundMe.
Please read my story and see if you can help 
me grow my business! Any size donation you could make
would be greatly appreciated!!

and if you'd like to leave a comment or 
VOTE for me (starting September 21st) take a look
at my nominee page for Martha Stewarts 

I am a nominee in the
Craft ~ Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Category.


Finally, I took these photos as I went for 
a brief walk in the garden/yard this morning.
The textures and colors of nature....
grapevine, wine grapes, hydrangea, bittersweet, 
an old pear tree, stonework and weathering paint...

and our Mourning Doves have at least one 
newly hatched baby!!!!


  1. Love your work and thank you for taking me along for the garden walk. It's been a while since I have been in the NE area...(from RI)

    1. Gracie...thank you for joining me on my walk in the garden. I am glad you enjoyed it and my work!