I made these collages with my brain and hands and heart. I pick out words and images in hopes of inspiring people to live happy and healthy lives. I use materials I salvage from trash cans and recycling bins and buy from thrift stores. If you like one of my collages, you can buy it and hang it where you will see it every day. As I make new collages, I will post photos of them here.
I created this collage to celebrate adventure and exploration. It’s 9 and 1/2 inches x 4 and 1/4 inches and was made on a piece of cardboard I intercepted on its way to the trash. It costs $20, including shipping.
Don’t be afraid to “Ask for It!” This collage is 4 inches x 6 inches and is made from materials that were headed to the trash can and recycling bin. It costs $20, including shipping.
The most important thing we can do for each other is “Be Kind.” This postcard-sized collage includes many 3-D embellishments and costs only $20, including shipping.
I made this collage during the summer of 2018 . It celebrates the cultures and landscapes of Arizona. It’s about 4 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ and is made from materials I intercepted moments before they were thrown in the trash. This collage is for sale for just $20, and that includes shipping!
The mermaid is calling with her siren song. Will you answer? The mermaid has a turtle friend and waves captured in stone. She is enshrined in an Altoids tin decorated with the blues of her ocean home. Nothing new was purchased for this piece. All of the components were either given to me, purchased from thrift stores, or intercepted from the trash or recycling bin. This lovely little art box can be yours for only $25, including shipping.
The name of this piece is “Frida and the Children.” It’s made from a metal box slightly smaller than an Altoids tin and a litle more square. It costs $25, including shipping.
This devotional box is called “Frida in the Night.” The tin it’s made with is slightly smaller than an Altoids tin and square. Like all the other Frida Kahlo inspired pieces in this post, all materials used were given to me or acquired at thrift stores or the Art Resource Center. No new materials were purchased for this project. That’s a genuine double-terminated quartz crystal between the two skulls on the bottom right. This lovely little shadow box can be yours for only $25, including shipping.
This devotional is called “Frida’s Blue House,” and like the others, it costs $25, including shipping.
This devotional is one of my favorites! I love that crown I put on Frida’s head! It’s called “Hello, It’s Frida,” and costs only $25, including shipping.
This one is called “Young Frida and the Butterflies.” My favorite part is the butterfly that has landed on the head of the Día De Los Muertos skull that was, incidentally, hand-decorated by me. This entire devotional was created by me out of an Altoids tin, an old calendar, and odds and ends from thrift stores and gifts. This one-of-a-kind art piece can grace your desk, shelf, or altar for only $25, including shipping.
This one is slightly smaller than an Altoids tin (although made of metal) and more square. It’s called “Diego, Frida, and the Big Man.” It’s for sale for $25, including shipping.
I call this final devotional “Frida the Surrealist.” It costs $25, including shipping.
We also need to “Bee Kind” to the earth, the flowers and plants, the animals, and of course, each other. The little ladybug in the middle is a 3D embellishment. This postcard size art can be yours for just $20, including shipping.
Always remember to “Look on the Bright Side”! This colorful card of affirmation can be yours for only $20, including shipping.
“Today Will Be Great” because you’re going to make it great! This reminder postcard-sized reminder can be yours for only $20, including shipping.
This collage, entitled Time for a Change, is 4″ X 6.” It is made from paper on a postcard that was intercepted from the recycling bin. It costs $20, including postage.
This collage, entitled Yes, Please, is 4″ X 6.” It is made from paper on a postcard that was intercepted from the recycling bin. It costs $20, including postage.
This collage, entitled It is What It Is, is 4″ X 6.” It is made from paper on a postcard that was intercepted from the recycling bin. It costs $20, including postage.
This collage is called You Don’t Have to Hold on to Your Past. It is made from paper on a postcard saved from the recycling bin. The price is $20, including postage.
This collage is called What Are You Waiting For? It is made from paper on cardboard. The size is approximately 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4,” and the cost is $15, including postage.
Because we could all use some “HOPE”. I created this piece in my van, during my time working and living on the mountain. The night before I created this collage, I went to bed thinking about it. I woke up the next morning thinking about it too. I sat in bed that morning and used shitty scissors and a shitty brush and what I could find in magazines from thrift stores to put this together. (Thankfully I had the proper glue with me.) It is 9 and 1/2 inches x 4 and 1/4 inches and was made on a piece of cardboard that was headed to the trash when I intercepted it.
This collage is called Just Because I Can. It is also approximately 4″ x 6″, and is made from paper on a reused postcard. The price is $15, including postage.
You can transform…go ahead, “Start Your Transformation Today.” This postcard-sized inspiration can be yours for only $15, including shipping.
Always remember to “Follow Your Heart.” I made this collage from the cardboard cover of a box of Valentine’s Day candy, and included many 3D embellishmentsin addition to paper images. This piece of art would make a great Valentine’s Day gift, but it would also be a welcome reminder any day of the year. You can get it for $40, including shipping.
This collage, Chicken Tractor, was in the show So Many Chickens, So Little Time at the Sun Gallery in Truth or Consequences, NM. It was priced at $65. It didn’t sell at the show, so I am willing to take less for it. Make me an offer! The piece is approximately 13″ x 15″. It consists of a cloth napkin stapled to a canvas with paper collaged onto the napkin. There are also sparkly stars scattered over the collage. You can read about “Chicken Tractor” here: http://www.rubbertrampartist.com/2016/05/03/so-many-chickens-so-little-time/.