Busy! Busy!

May and June have been super busy at the shop! What an exciting summer! Brett Baumgart had an amazing art opening at Geo Kayes! His show lassoed him a nice write up in the East Bay Express! We are preparing for the Body Art Expo at the Cow Palace in August....lots of sign making! Heres a sampling of whats been going on at the shop....

East Bay Express Write up on Brett 





The Sunny Side of Life

Happy Face Yellow Springs, Ohio

I was really down one day and as I was driving downtown Dayton I saw a happy face someone had painted onto the side of a log by the side of the road. It was so unexpected and I don't know it just made me smile. I don't know if the person who did it realized the impact it might have, maybe they did, but seeing it  cheered me up no end. 

So I decided I would

There Was No Way

I was going to Ann Arbor and NOT get up to a little  guerrilla art mischief.  So our day trip included stops in my fave place, graffiti alley on Liberty Street

where I left a bit free art.

 and then general walkabout 

which included being accosted by greedy little squirrels whose look of disgust was clearly apparent when we had nothing to offer. 

"gimme food, gimme food, gimme,

Day Trip and Decorated Stones

Took a day trip to Ann Arbor Michigan and took along a couple of stones I'd painted to leave around somewhere.

Car music was 

Lunch was at the

Food (I had the Not Just BLT) ambiance and service was excellent.

Here is where I left one stone

Kind of gets lost next to the barber pole, but that is intentional. I like the idea of small surprises in unexpected places.

All in a tither

 I am tied up with a lot of things it seems all of a sudden. I am enjoying helping do my wee bit supporting the local Yellow Springs Pride group with a wee bit rainbow pride yarnbombing. I'm also trying to figure out how to alter large papier mache heads into money boxes for YSKP  who want them for the Cirque Carnival coming up in town.

Working on a secret project but as Geordies say, have to

Narrative Embroidery: A day in a Mining Village

Work In Progress

Mixed Media Embroidery

 paint,feather,embroidery on Linen

 I picked up the crows feather when I was visiting an old mining village in England with my mother and sister. The blue circle is reminiscent of a mining wheel similar to the one in the photo.  As a child I used to see these from my bedroom window in the next  village (Houghton-le-Spring) and watch the bins

On Display Chuck Close Portrait on Stone

On display in the Public Art Box

"Chuck Close"

Next to IN A FRAME on Dayton and Corry Street Yellow Springs

Actually it's more of an oddity box than an art box. Sometimes we (jafagirls) put in art, like the painted portrait on stone above. Other times odd little things such as "pickles goes hunting" seen below in slide show.


"Painting is the most magical of mediums. The

Wordless Wednesday: Niagara Falls Seagull


Dear Visitor, thank you for visiting and my apologies. Unfortunately due to the continued infringement, mining and exploitation of my images by individuals, spammers and companies I no longer have the incentive to show my photographs and artwork.

"huh, you lookin' at me" 

STIKMAN at Niagara Falls

Fun to find STIKMAN aka Bob at Niagara Falls USA, not sure what it is, but it just warms me cockles. On The Trail of the Mysterious STIKMAN explains a little about this funny little robot figure that shows up around the country.We have even had him show up here in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Not one or two but quite a few on the crosswalks and walls around town. I did an embroidery version of

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