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Pickwick & Plum moves out of Monticello

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Gosh things have been so busy of late that I forgot to tell anyone that I was shutting down my shelf at Monticello Antique Mall. It was a great 2 and a half years, but I don’t think you should do anything unless you can do a really good job, and I simply wasn’t keeping up on my end of the bargain over there. My other business: is really going gang busters, so I decided to really focus on efforts. I will write more soon as time permits!!!


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Call 503.249.2190 To Register!

Very excited to announce that June 8th & 9th, at Collage on Alberta I will be teaching a two day seminar in using sea shells, rock and found objects to build a small grotto shrine. Details to come, but here are some shots to get you thinking!

Enrollment is now open!

This measures about 14" high and about 12" wide.

This measures about 14″ high and about 12″ wide.

Some shots of what we’ll be doing in our class. The first day will be getting the grotto built and shells, found object and other bits & bobs glued and grouted. Day two will be spent painting and learning some techniques that will make the shrine appear to have been brought up out of the ocean – a sort of an Atlantisian relic… !

Some great shots of the show…

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

A longtime friend and client of mine agreed to shoot the show last week and he and his assistant did an great job!


This piece has a hand crank that makes the monk's mouths open and close...

This piece has a hand crank that makes the monk’s mouths open and close…




My friend Tabor bought this one!

My friend Tabor bought this one!




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And me at the opening…


Well, there’s nothing like lifting your skirt a bit to start off the new year!

Monday, January 7th, 2013


Sacred Scraps – An exhibit at Willamette University Feb. 1, 2013

  • Ever wonder how some of this artistic magic happens?
  • Or how the heck we can get pieces to look so…weird~?
  • What kinds of glue, wood, paint and random bits & bobs do we Assemblage artists use?
  • How do we start a piece?

Well – Now you need wonder no more~!

You are invited to witness creative chaos, depraved wickedness, unharnessed artistic exuberance and all around bad ass artistic expression during an evening of naked honesty and shared resources. We’ll have samples of our completed work as well as some mid-step, in the process of becoming — something else…

On Friday February 1st, a group of experienced assemblage artists are going to show off their mad skills and divulge some secrets! Come ask questions,

Come visit and meet the artists!

More Details Here >>

Guardino Gallery – Dec. 29th through Jan. 29th

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

About three years ago I made a silent pledge to myself that I would someday have a show at Guardino – I’d seen the type and quality of art they showed and something inside me said – this is it… this is where I should show my work.

I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in two group shows at Guardino this year, and am pleased to announce that I’ve been given a solo show there starting December 29th. The show will be up all of January in the Feature Area of the gallery (which is to say the western most side of the gallery).

I hope you can join me for the opening. We’ll have a little food, a little laughter, some art and you can help me celebrate reaching a goal and honoring my pledge.

Day of the Dead show at Guardino Gallery

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

I hope you can all stop by the 6th annual Day of the Dead show at Guardino Gallery on Alberta this coming week. The opening is on Thursday from 6 to 9 pm. It’s going to be a total blast – I will have several pieces in the show. AND… I will be wearing a Top Hat for the opening. Very excited.

New Pieces for Guardino’s Day of the Dead Show

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

I’m very pleased to be invited to participate in this year’s Day of the Dead show at Guardino’s Gallery on Alberta!

Please join us on October 29th at the Opening! More info can be found here.

Here are a couple pieces that are in the works for the show.

Christmas Crowns for Decoration or Desert

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I’ve just completed and installed on my bookshelf at Monticello, a couple Christmas Crowns. I’ve been collection these pieces for over two years now and have finally come upon an idea I think works nicely and has a functional place in the holiday home. Each crown – and I intend to add more through the next week – has a solid top for sitting candles, pastries, cookies or candies for the holiday. I’ve got them prices between $45 and $65. We’ll see how they move. They’re rather labor intensive but each one is using a mix of vintage and modern trim.

Monticello is having their annual Christmas Bazaar starting this Friday and I’m really excited about getting to see everyone’s displays. There’s really no better vintage show in Portland. Please come and visit if you can! More info here >>

Farm Chicks Photos

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Setting off for Farm Chicks

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Here are some of the shots I took of my booth mockup (in the rain – hence the blue tarps!). These will act as a sort of guide for Diana and I to built the real-deal… Will take lots of photos of how it looks at the event!